Friday, April 26, 2013

Hogeye Half Marathon

As many of you know Chris has been training for his first half marathon and two weeks ago he finished! I'm so proud of how hard he has been working to achieve his dreams.  Thankfully his parents were up that weekend so they were able to see him run in it.  We cheered him on at the starting line and then we drove to the half way mark to cheer him on some more.  Our friends Greg and Becky came along to cheer him on too.  Then we all drove down to the finish line and Chris finished in 2 hours and 31 minutes!!! He finished 1 minute past his goal but he stopped once to get some cold water which probably took a minute.
And they're off!!
Half way there!
Crossing the finish line.
No words can express how proud I am of him.  He has been working so hard on running and losing weight.  He's been doing this for a little over a year now.  He's down 80lbs and I know he's a huge inspiration to so many people.  People ask him all the time how he did it and he say's not eating so much and exercising more.  My Health Science professors all said the same thing and he's doing it the healthy way. I know he has several races lined up for the rest of the year.  In June he is doing the Pig Trail Mudrun, followed by the Bentonville 10K and he'll finish the year with the Fayetteville Half Marathon.  Next year he plans on running in the Oklahoma City full marathon. Congrats Chris on completing your first half marathon, I am so proud of you!! Here are some videos Greg took of Chris.

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