Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tony's Turkey Trot

On Thanksgiving Day, Tony ran in his first 5k! There's a big tradition (I think it's nationwide) called the Turkey Trot, held on Thanksgiving morning every year. In ours, there were at least a thousand people who ran.

Of course, I had to show support for Daddy from Hadley and Leila! I made "Team Daddy" shirts that they wore, although we had to take the picture before we left the house since we bundled them up.

The temperature was a cozy 15 degrees when we arrived at the start, which was one of several reasons that I didn't envy him a bit. My sister, my brother-in-law, and my nephew also competed, so several members our our family came to support them. My mom even made signs for us to hold!

Can I be honest, and tell you that I was near tears twice during the race? First, they played "Chariots of Fire" when the race started. That was all it took for me to act like a blubbering fool. Then, when I saw Tony coming toward the finish, I was so proud that the misty eyes started up again. He beat his personal best, of course. Ah, I love that guy and the things he accomplishes. Not to mention my other family members and their incredible finishes as well!


Anne said...

Good job Tony! And I'm with you, Heather...hearing Chariots of Fire will make me a blubbering fool anytime. ;)

Jenia said...

Yea Tony!!! Great job :)

KarenRuth said...

Wow! Go Tony!