last weekend we went to tulsa so that blake could run in his first marathon. macie, blake's mom, and i drove the race course and every 5 miles parked and cheered as he ran by. he planned on running it in 4 hours and 45 minutes, but it ended up taking him 5 hours and 25 minutes. it was much harder than he expected...despite the last 4 months of training! i am proud of him...but glad that it is over!