Thursday, May 6, 2010

Providence Half Marathon

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So, this past weekend was the Cox Providence Rhode Races. Miss Bethany and I each invited a newbie runner to train and run the half-marathon with us at their pace. It was their first half-marathon, and they were a little nervous, but they both did great!!

Ryan ran with Cindy (Miss Bethany's friend from college), and finished strong with a time of 2:18:09, and Miss Bethany with Jenna (Miss Bethany's friend from aerobics, and she's lost a total of 106 lbs and is now a runner) finished close behind in a time of 2:19:13. 

Here are some pics from the race:
Post-race. Nice job ladies!

The race finished really close to where Ryan went to school (Brown), so of course we had to stop by the Van Wickle Gates and take a smoochy pic!

Post-race, back at Ryan's parents house.

Our friend from the GNBTC, Kathi, with a GREAT PR!

Two other friends from the GNBTC, Kenny (in blue, finishing his 66th marathon), and Cheryl (in bright yellow and gray, qualifying for Boston!)

And here is our buddy, Kevin, after becoming the first-ever (as far as we know) barefoot Providence Marathon finisher. Ouch, look at that golf-ball sized blood-blister popping out the side of his foot!

We will have a giveaway on Monday!!!!! Stay tuned. . . . here's another hint: it is sparkly, and thus Miss Bethany loves it!

22 comments:

Michelle said...

So awesome that you guys train newbies!

Love the smoochy pics! But, yuck on that blister!

Johann said...

Great job for all on the half marathon! That barefoot looks very painful. Amazing for anyone to do that.

J said...

Great job on the half with your friends! It is always nice to have a buddy to run with! And that blood blister is huge! omg that must hurt!

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

Oh, that blister!!! Ouch!

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

Great job you two but WOW those are the biggest blisters I have ever seen. I hope he recovers quickly!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

So cool that you trained and paced your friends!

That foot picture made me want to puke. OUCH!

Katie A. said...

I love that you trained and paced your friends - you guys are awesome!
Ugh, I thought that barefoot running was suppossed to be good for you?! That blister is NASTY! What gives?

Christy said...

Great job! Can't wait to run the Boston (CANTON =/)13.1 with you guys!

Meg said...

Yikes on the blister. Truly, it is the worst one I've ever seen but it was worth it to become the first ever BF finisher...I think!
I love the picture at Brown, what a gorgeous site.

Can't wait for the give away. Are you guys giving away a diamond studded Garmin???!!

sunapeegirl said...

Great job! That's fun that you got to pace other people : )

N.D. said...

sick on the blisters! Is that what happens when you run barefoot - I thought it was supposed to be better for you!!! Great job running w/ people today, that's so wonderful!

Colleen said...

Isn't there enough pain involved with running a marathon, period? Why do people want to do it barefoot? I've been saying it for a while, but you all are really crazy ;)

EricaH said...

Great job you guys. love the pics well except the blisters ouch.

Jill said...

That is so cool of you guys to train the new runners like that, way to go to all of you guys!!! And that blood blister? Um, I'll keep my shoes, thanks!! Have a great week!!

whataboutsummer said...

I don't think I'll ever be a barefoot runner. I just won't
your friend deserves a high five and a big cushion to sit on for the next three weeks

Rebecca said...

You guys are running the Mayor's Marathon in Anchorage? If so we should have a blog/tweetup, preferably breakfast just cause that sounds really yummy right now. My friend from Seattle just got a summer intership with PIH in Boston so I will head in that direction at some point this summer.

Katye said...

ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch! ahh i will never understand full out barefoot running!

about the newton hand held bottle...on the very bottom (under the bottle) the strap is velcro so you can pull it off and than pull the strap your hand goes through so the strap slides through and you should be able to get it off =) get me know if you have any more problems!

Katye said...

ok i sucked at explaining it so I posted a quick video for ya here

http://longlegsontheloose.com/2010/05/12/here-ya-go-bethany/

=)

Denise said...

that is such a grea idea, to run w/ new runners!! way to pay it forward!

and that is the scariest blister i've ever seen.

Ryan said...

Sorry, but that's a nasty looking foot! =)

Steel Springs said...

That's a great way to get people excited about running. It's so fun to have a pal to race with...extra motivation!

I can't believe that foot! Ouch!

Phan Triều said...

"The race finished really close to where Ryan went to school (Brown), so of course we had to stop by the Van Wickle Gates and take a smoochy pic!"

This picture beautiful, I like Their's love and always like behind the gates! hihi
cong sat dep