Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lincoln National Guard Marathon Half Marathon Recap!

    So every year the hubs has to go to the Lincoln National Guard Marathon in order to qualify for the National Guard Marathon Team.  So thats where we were this weekend!  Warning this post is a little bit "rah rah PA and rah rah Dan".  I am lucky to have a husband who makes me so proud in so many ways! (Ok whenever you are done puking in your mouth please continue to read).

We got to Lincoln on Friday morning and our friend Sean drove from Chicago to meet us out there. He is now at Ft Riley if anyone knows any single ladies- hes single (and also took all of these pictures) lol! We went to 2 wineries this weekend and brought home 6 bottles of wine yum! 

The PA Team had to work the booth at the expo and here they are in all of their glory!

the yellow coats that hurt your eyes mean you are on the team already
 Soon enough it was time for race day!

yay all done!

The race for me was meh. It wasn't my best and it wasn't my worst.  There was strong headwind during the last 4 miles and my legs hurt like crap from almost the second I started running. Oh well I will try again for a PR!

   Dan finally got the PR hes been wanting for almost 2 years! His chip malfunctioned though so they timed him at gun time with a 2:54:43. His Garmin read a 2:54:36 so he was a bit frustrated- good thing he didn't start hat far back!  Dan also managed to get 5th in his age group overall and 1st in his age group in the Guard competition.
he hates getting his picture taken

and my camera sucks

An airman (airwoman?) ran her first marathon EVER and got 2nd woman overall and 1st woman for the Guard competition! Her time was 2:54:13. Congrats Emily!!!!
ya she is sponsored by Power Bar- how cool!
    The PA team got 2nd place overall in the Guard competition and swept the men's 25-29 age group awards. In fact all but one person on the team got a personal award.  Congrats!!! The PA team came leaps and bounds over the last 2 years and I am super proud to be from PA, married to one of its runners, and to be friends with the rest! The people on the team were really nice and funny annnnnd they didn't laugh when I told them my expected finish time ha.

PA Team award

SSG Stern- he is our coordinator

my babe

Sgt Jones

Lt Angove

Chief Gentry

2011 All Guard Women's Marathon Team

2011 All Guard Men's Marathon Team

PA and their bling
PS please bare with me while I am trying to do some editing to the format of my blog.


  1. That's so exciting for your husband!!! I wish I could run even close to that fast!

  2. Wow, fantastic! I've wanted to do a marathon for awhile, but none are anywhere near where I live :( Good job to him, though!

  3. That is so awesome for your hubs! I got excited when I read this because you were in Nebraska:) My home state!

  4. Okay, I feel REALLY slow after reading this. Some people are born with natural running talent (your husband and mine), and some of us are just highly motivated (me). Regardless, congrats to your husband on his SMOKING fast finish!

  5. Wow, that is seriously amazing! Congrats to him!