Monday, October 8, 2012

weekend review {marathon edition}

How is this the best picture I got? Oops! Sorry Alycia :)
Crossing the finish line!
My sister in law's sister in law. Did you get that? But who's keeping track... I love her like she's my own!
Sister love!
I may not ever be forgiven for posting this...
...but I this cute picture makes up for it, right? (In case you're wondering, no my brother didn't comb his hair that morning.)

Saturday morning I finished babysitting kids! I've decided that I can't ever be pregnant and have other kids to take care of at the same time.... especially because my kids will be nowhere near as perfect as the kids I was watching! So, baby girl is going to be an only child ;) ha ha I'm kidding!
After we left the kids, Eric and I were able to go with my family to the finish line to watch my amazing sister in law, Alycia, finish the marathon! Alycia (and most of her family) ran 26.2 miles that morning and I look up to them so much! It was definitely motivating to witness them cross the finish line. Such an accomplishment! I told Eric that I want to do it next year... but the truth is? I don't! As amazing as it was to watch, I can only imagine how painful it is to actually run it :) But it was definitely inspiring and motivating! I can't wait to get back into running after I have baby girl! I can only promise that I'll be racing in 5K's and 10K's though, ha. Hopefully Eric will be running those with me!
We spent the rest of the day hanging out with family and enjoying an amazing bbq! It was a great Saturday! In fact, if you ask Eric, it was the best Saturday! I didn't even make him take 1 picture... I'm such a good wifey :) (But I am disappointed that I didn't get any pictures at the bbq or with any other family. I blame it on pregnancy brain.)

20 comments:

Erin said...

WTG Alycia!!! She's a stud :) I can only dream of being able to do a marathon one day!! Sooo much respect for hard-core runners!

And don't you love getting to know in-laws in-laws?! It's awesome to feel like your family extends farrrr beyond what it actually is :)

Julie said...

I'm always tellign myself to run a marathon but I doubt it happens!

C.Curley said...

I totally love my sister in law's sister in law! Family is the best! :) Speaking of family, I have come to terms with Alycia being your sister in law, but I can never wrap my brain around the fact that this means Trevor is your brother! ha! It's a small bloggy world! :)

Samantha said...

Looks like it was alot of fun!

Brittany said...

You are SO cute! Love that baby bump!

Ashley said...

I have always wanted to run some kind of race but never a full on marathon. Too much! :) I am so inspired and admire people so much who do, though.

Holly said...

Fun weekend!! I am hoping to do a half marathon in the spring, but that's even pushing it for me haha :)

Lauren said...

How fun! You look great :-)

Karm said...

Yay! Way to go Alycia!!
Oh Court, you will be up and running in a few months... and you will also miss having a baby bump haha
What a fun weekend with the family. I need to schedule a fun family gathering here too. The only time I see them are at parties ):

Clayton And Leslee Family said...

too funny I was looking for an update on how her Marathon went and lo and behold I find it on your blog! NICE!! Marathons are amazing! Thanks for updating! and way to be the supporter!!! it's the best part about a marathon....the support at the finish line! Hope all is well with you Courtney!

-Leslee-

Ashley said...

That's awesome that Alycia completed a marathon! I'm with though you... I think that would be very painful and I'd rather watch one than run one myself. (: I'd do a 5k with ya though!

Courtney, you crack me up about not wanting to be pregnant and take care of another kid at the same time... baby girl will be an only child?! ;)

kyna... said...

As much as I say I want to run a marathon, I know I am only kidding myself! I don't mind running...in small doses...super small doses...not 26.2 mile doses! lol!
♥ Kyna

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Love this! Love that you caught the one of us holding hands across the finish line too :) Thanks! p.s. I actually love the one of me eating the ice cream cone hahaha

Megan said...

Go Alycia!! That is awesome!! So impressed. I don't ever have the desire to run 26 miles, but I think it's amazing for those that do!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

You are looking great!!

Jenna Grace said...

Did not realize you guys were sisters! Ha, I love it! Way to go Alycia!

That Girl said...

Alycia looks good, but so do you!

Tara said...

I've been following your blog and Alycia's and I had no clue you two were sis-in-laws. Apparently I'm living under a rock!

It's been awhile so incase I haven't said so already you totally rock that baby bump! And congrats to Alycia on the race!!

Chelsea said...

Way to go girl! YOu are my inspiration!

Janna Renee said...

26.2 miles? That. Is. Nuts. I am in awe!

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