Wow, it's been a busy week. Feels like we haven't updated in a looong time!
Well, we ran the Martha's Vineyard 20 Miler on Saturday, and it was quite an experience. It was definitely an all-day affair, but it ended up alright. We had fun, and it's always a good day when we can spend a whole day together! We had to get up real early, drive about an hour to where the ferry leaves, take about a 45 min ferry ride, and then wait about 2 hours for the 11am race to start.
Here we are waiting at the Vineyard Playhouse, chilling pre-race.
Unfortunately we ran separately, Miss Bethany wanted to test out her wheels, and it was good to get a first solo 20-miler in before Boston.
Chilling in the school gymnasium post-race, feeling good. Ryan did 2:56:50 (8:50 pace), and Miss Bethany did a sweet 2:39:53 (7:58 pace), even though she said she was feeling really sluggish and kept thinking Ryan was going to catch up :-p
Ryan's time was good enough for 3rd place in the 20-24 age group (not a deep group haha), while Miss Bethany took home 2nd place in the 20-24 group. Ryan also placed 11th out of 37 Clydesdales. Not the Top 10 finish he was hoping for, but still felt good about it.
The boat ride home from the Vineyard. A good day.
We also had a nice little Valentine's Day, nothing too exciting. Just a nice day spent together. :-)