Tuesday, March 10, 2009

One way to burn off all that chocolate...

Now get your mind out of the gutters in regards to my title -
I mean marathon running of course. Geez. ;)

Jace ran his first marathon over the weekend, and he did great. The race was in Wintertur, 11 km, UPHILL. That is right, the first 8 km were uphill, the 9th through the snow, and the state of the back of his pants makes me think that somewhere in between he and the other participants had a mud fight.

It was really inspiring to see everyone on the finish line, too - especially all the senior citizens, fresh off the run with rosy checks and legs of steel - boy does Switzerland have some fit old men and women in their ranks.

Does it make me want to get out there and run? Um, no, not really. But perhaps it does make me keen for Spring, when the warm weather will beckon me outside again to my own form of fresh air fitness. More than anything, it makes me proud - because Jace had a goal and he achieved it. I think that is wonderful... perhaps it won't get me off my big bum, but it might just inspire me to take on that next hurdle myself - not physically, it's all metaphorically over here...

But one thing is for sure - the more he runs around in those tight pants, the more ideas I get when it comes to ways to burn off all that chocolate, thank you very much. ;)

4 comments:

Amanda said...

Way to go Jace!

Young Traveler said...

Excellent! I'm training for the half marathon in Zurich. Will you also be there?

Jessica said...

No, I think Jace is going to be doing the half marathon in Wintertur, not Zurich... but good luck with the run! ;) I might do the 5km fun run... hahah, "fun" run... that is so funny.

MyKugelhopf said...

Bravo Jace !!

 

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