Friday, January 22, 2010

Kids Rock Marathon

Okay... Well. I just was in the middle of this big, long post about our whole kids rock marathon experience when Firefox crashed and I hadn't save a thing on my post. Lost it all. So... I think I'll just bullet-point the highlights of the weekend.

  • Friday night expo was fun. in conjunction with the rock n' roll arizona marathon
  • We rode the light rail to down town and back. kids first time.
  • We made it back really late from the expo. late to pick up our babysitter. late to the activity at our church. :-(
  • I signed up to run the Rock n' Roll Seattle Marathon on June 26th, 2010 (first marathon for me!) and my husband signed up for the R 'n' R Seattle 1/2 marathon (first 1/2 for him)!
  • The kids ran the whole mile and had tons of fun!
  • There were like 4,000 kids participating, from K-6th grade.
  • We went out to In 'n' Out Burger on the way home. (yeah, good, healthy example. uh huh.)
  • happy that my kids had a good experience with a running event for them
  • (I almost forgot) At the expo we were on the escalator and the guy behind us was Gene DeFronzo. He's an elderly man who's ran more than 400 marathons. Amazing. My husband recognized him from watching some videos about him online. What an inspiration. I think that's what pushed my husband to register for a half marathon a few minutes later! ;-)

If he can do it (400+ times), I can. Right?! Now I just have to figure out how I am going to train and get my body ready for the marathon in June. Any advice??

High fives. It's so nice to see a familiar face when you're on the course.

I was lucky enough to get to run with my 1st grade daughter.

High fives close to the finish line.


  1. That's outstanding! Good luck to you both! Um, advice... train a lot. Hire a nanny. Ha ha, I'm joking! But seriously... it couldn't hurt... :)

  2. I have no advice, but think you are awesome for doing it. Gene is amazing. I can't even comprehend running all those miles.

  3. Thanks guys! Hey, the nanny idea isn't too far off! I wish I could afford one, though. I think sometime when the miles are a lot for both of us on the same day, that may be what we'll have to do. I'll keep you posted on our training adventures and I'm sure I'll continue to seek advice!

  4. The pics of you guys running are SO cute!

    And you know I have absolutely ZERO advice for any form of physical activity! :) But you can do it!!!!

  5. Hi Alena! I finally remembered to subscribe to your blog so now I will remember you have a blog. :) Good luck on the marathon. I've decided I have no desire to ever run that far in one shot. Ever. But I admire people that have the determination to do it.

  6. What a great thing to do with your kids to get them involved in being healthy and fit. Gene truly is inspirational. What I liked most about him was how he didn't use injuries or age or anything as an excuse to keep him from doing what he loves.

  7. Yeah! I'm so happy for your little kids. I love sharing things with my kids that are important to me. I would never force them to spend a lot of time doing it if they don't like it but its fun to just experience some of those things together. I can't wait to hear about your marathon training! I'm going to have to live vicariously through you!