Monday, November 12, 2007

Elite Runners

Gina and I had a great weekend hanging with the elite athletes at the OBX Marathon and half-marathon. Come to think of it, I guess that we were only there because Gina was invited as an elite athlete herself. They put us up in an awesome house on the beach with a great view (see the pics on the left) and gave us the VIP treatment. It was a cool inside look at the world of elite running. We really enjoyed getting to know these people and hope to see them again.

Gina was amazing, as usual. She had been struggling with some weird arthritis stuff over the last few weeks and was unable to do much training. She didn't know how she would do. What she did was win the OBX Half Marathon Overall Masters Female, the NC USA Track and Field half-marathon Masters Championship, and set the OBX Half Marathon Masters track record. She didn't run quite what she would like to have run if she had been healthier. Now she wants to run another one and see what she can do. I am so proud of her.

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