he’s going the distance.

My husband is a stud. There I said it. What now, you ask? Oh nothing really…he just completed a marathon this weekend!!!!
Tobacco Road MarathonIf you had asked me during the train up (you know- all those Saturdays when Andrew was gone for 2-4 hours at a time on long runs) if I was a fan of “the marathon,” I would have given you this answer: No. But on Sunday morning, I found a new and very great appreciation for people who put their minds and bodies through the exertion of a marathon. Watching each runner cross the finish line- exhausted but elated, broken but so high- was nothing short of awe inspiring.

And then I saw my husband cross with his two fellow paratroopers, and I about burst into a thousand pieces of proud. I was screaming at the top of my lungs. I was waving my sign high. Tears welled in the corners of my eyes. I watched him shake the hand of his brigade commander, then find us in the crowd. “I am so proud of you,” I told him as I threw my arms around him. “It was harder than I thought it would be,” he said. I kissed his salty lips and smiled.
26.2 miles My husband ran 26.2 miles. The Tobacco Road Marathon. The bar has been set.Andrew's First (and last?) Marathon- Tobacco Road Marathon, North Carolina

The farthest I’ve ever run is 5K. What is your greatest distance? Are you a marathon maniac?


  1. Congratulations!!! What an accomplishment!

  2. As someone who pretty much died after running my record of 2.5 miles, I am impressed with Andrew’s skilz. And I’m impressed with your hair. It looks so pretty! Is it naturally curly?

  3. Helen Wilhelm says

    I am feeling so much admiration and pride! Congratulations Andrew-from a person who cannot (probably) run one mile, it is hard to understand how someone can run 26. Love to you, Allison and Maddie girl.

  4. I came across your blog for a recipe, and started to read more. This post is so fun, because it is an accomplishment to be proud of! My husband also runs marathons (is a jump master and is stationed at Bragg!)

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