Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Seattle Kids Marathon

This past weekend Abbott ran in the Seattle Kid's Marathon with a team of about 30 from his school. Approximately 4,000 kids participated. This race was 1.2 miles the day of the race. The other 25 miles, to total the 26.2 miles in a traditional marathon, were accumulated the month or so before the race. Alexi and I ran the Seattle Marathon together in 1999; it warmed our heart to see Abbott do this race! Abbott is the boy in the yellow sweatshirt in the pictures below.






11 comments:

Karoline said...

Great pictures! It almost made me feel like running/jogging myself!;) And I love the last one:D So cute!

Thimbleina said...

Well done Abbott!

Ina J Offret said...

Go Abbott! Last picture is priceless! xo

Joyce said...

Yahoo... Abbott!! Way to go!!
Great photos of the race. I love the last pictures- this would be a look I would be giving just thinking about running a race. LOL...

Thanks Lecia for sharing!! xoxo

KPiep said...

Congrats to Abbott on a job well done! We have a similar program here, and I think it's a great way to get kids involved in running.

To answer your question on my blog - we live in mid-MO, and my parents live just North of KC, MO. The snow hit there Sat PM - Sun AM, we drove through it Sun afternoon on the way home, and got a much lighter version here that night.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

WOW!! Good for him. I ran a marathon a couple of years ago and I so wish we could have accumulated the mileage :)

Paige said...

Way to go Abbott! That's just totally awesome.

Anonymous said...

As promised - I'm commenting! We love doing the kids marathon - although carrying a 3 year old the distance was a little challenging. Fun to see you guys...love your blog....

kira

amy said...

sweeties! look at the go! well done!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for your comment Lecia. I am still catching up on all the blogging I missed when I was away, and I see there has been LOTS of action going on over here on A Day That is Dessert. Go Abbott!

Elissa said...

wow! i cannot believe you can say that you have run a marathon!!! it took me 5 years of track to run 2 miles without stopping! i am impressed :-)