Monday, March 21, 2011

No. 1136

Yesterday I watched Nate and his friend, Glen, run the 34th Annual New Bedford Half Marathon.

That's right, those two crazy Marines ran 13.1 miles yesterday morning. Nate had done some training, but had never run further than about 7 miles consecutively. His goal at the start was to run it in under 2 hours. His goal about 9 miles into was just to not stop running.

He ran it in 1 hour, 46 minutes, and 36 seconds!!!

All because I told him I didn't think he could do it in under 2 hours and he wanted to prove me wrong. I'll admit it, I was wrong and he was right. This doesn't happen often folks :)

Anyway, he had a great time doing it and we were both really impressed with his time. For those of you who Nate has already talked to and wanted some other stats, here you go.

The winner ran it in 1 hour, 5 minutes, and 25 seconds!
Nate finished 944 in a field of 2,344.
His pace was 8 minutes and 9 seconds per mile.

Way to dominate your first half marathon, love! I couldn't be more proud :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Life in Newport

We live in a vacation town. Needless to say that means we're always out and about doing something. Recently, Jenna came to visit (we went on a lightouse tour and seal cruise!), we went hiking around a wildlife refuge and Purgatory Chasm and today we went to Newport's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Here are some pictures :)

Jenna and I on the boat ride to the lighthouse


The beauty of the wildlife refuge

Purgatory Chasm

Nate and I at the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Who knew so many people can play the bagpipes...?

That dog is GREEN!!!

We're definitely having a wonderful time here in Newport, but ordinary every day life is going well also. So far Nate is doing awesome in school. We've been attending Evangelical Friends Church (EFC Newport) and I've gotten plugged into a women's Bible study on Thursday mornings. We're doing Beth Moore's Patriarch study and I'm really enjoying it. And Nate bought me roses this week...just because it was Tuesday :)