The Finish Line:
There are no words. I am so proud of my husband Lawson!! He’s a rock star. These were taken at mile 26.1 and he barely looks winded. I told him I would be on his left. Well, I got to the perfect viewing point 4 hours ahead of his projected finish time and learned the bathrooms were on the opposite side of the street. I had to sacrifice his seeing me for the bathrooms…so bummed. I couldn’t get his attention. He said he was going to rub my belly when he passed. Sad we missed that moment. But a pregnant lady’s got to go!
The 1st place woman…
The top 5 men – a course record broken by the winner! They are FAST. Lawson said for me to make sure I got a picture of Ryan Hall and Meb. Who? So I just kept taking pictures of all the finishers, until I saw Meb’s name. He got 5th.
I MUST remind all of you that I am 6.5 months pregnant These are the only pictures I have of Lawson after he finished, and my mom, who flew from Little Rock to support Lawson, or else I wouldn’t have posted them of me! Did I mention that I was pregnant? OK, this post is NOT about me…
The day after the race, we explored Boston following the Freedom Trail and (re)learned all about Paul Revere and the North Church where he hung the lanterns…remember, “One if by land, two if by sea”? Yeah, me neither.
And who says Democrats and Republicans can’t get along? My step dad, Bruce, is a pretty devout Democrat, I guess you could say. (He was in the Clinton administration at the White House and still travels with President Clinton on speaking engagements). Lawson is a pretty die hard Republican. But we all still love each other! We came across a donkey with a plaque on the ground in front of it that read “Stand in Opposition”. Lawson proudly stood over the footprints while Bruce (surprisingly!) mounted the donkey. Fun picture. Cheers!