Sunday, November 13, 2011

Harrisburg Marathon

Today Oscar ran the Harrisburg Marathon while I cheered.  I think we both had a lot of fun, but maybe me more so than him after roughly mile 23.  :)  He didn't quite hit his goal time of 3:10.  No cramping this time (as in the last 2 marathons he's run) but this time nausea and throwing up for the last couple miles!  Hey, it must run in the family!  Good news is, he is making progress.  I'm sure much slower progress than he'd like but isn't that true for all of us?  Either way, I was so, so proud of him.  One thing is for sure, he finished what he started as he always does.  And I think that says a lot.

The race starts and finishes on a little island in the middle of the Susquehanna River.

Ready to go the day before the race!
My favorite spectator.  :)

18 miles into the race the runners go through a little park, around a little lake.

Race day was beautiful and perfect for running!

It's still fall in Harrisburg.
Clearly I cannot take pictures and cheer at the same time.  :)
I spent the day cheering with my friend (and former MAO teammate) Lindsay and her pup Lilly.  Lilly was highly entertaining all morning long.  :)
Huge congrats to all the racers and especially to Oscar.  Persistance and hard work go a long way.  I know you'll conquer your marathon dreams babe! 


  1. Wow does look like a beautiful day for running!!! Congrats to Oscar. Marathons are hard. ;)

  2. Looks like a beautiful course! I love the dog with the sign :)

    Great job by Oscar, he'll figure out the marathon one of these days.

  3. What a beautiful day for running! I spectated Harrisburg in 2006 when a few friends ran it, and it was so cold/wet/windy that most of my "spectating" was done from inside Starbucks :(

    Congrats to Oscar for sticking it out through those last few rough miles!

  4. love the cute cheerleader! and perfect day :) i think i could get use to this spectating... congrats to O! the marathon is no easy race to conquer...

  5. When I heard his legs were good, but he puked, my first thought is he has marathon legs now. Puking is a bit weird. Next one he's got it, and definitely sounds like he raced a great smart race. Hey if on race day your puking what can you do??

    Now I have to get myself some legs again. :)

    Good luck to you both in your future endeavors. I hear you izzz a pro now too. WOW!! I think it is pretty exciting both your years are going to be so fun. Life is better when your shooting for something, I think.

    Well, I'll stop now. :) cya around. :)

  6. Congrats to Oscar - beautiful pics!