This post will actually finalize our weekend of April 1 - 3....
If you want to read the first two parts, click HERE for Part 1 or HERE for part 2.
So....after blowing bubbles, we decided to head to the race finish line to see what what was going on AND to see if Marc was halfway finished with his 50-mile jaunt.
We went to the race finish site. Marc was not yet half way finished, but another runner told me he was coming (the race finish is also the "little over halfway point" for the 50-milers).
We hadn't even been there 5 minutes when we all of a sudden saw Marc coming.
I showed Luke, and he took off running toward Marc.
(These next three photos are some of my new favorite photos of all time)....
Luke then took Marc's hand....
And, one of Marc's favorite things -- Luke crossed the finish line with Marc.
What a treat for both Marc and Luke -- to finish together.
This particular day, it was in the 80s (above normal for KS this time of year), and it was VERY windy.
Marc's legs were shot.
At that point, Marc decided to just finish with the marathon (a little over 26 miles) and NOT do the 50-mile.
Quite a few other runners did the same. The weather was not great for 50 miles.
Secretly, hoping to not be discouraging to Marc (something I've done in regards to Marc's running in the past), I was glad he made that decision. It was just an "ugly" day for running.
So, we all headed back to the cabin for lunch and for Luke's nap.
Luke decided to nap that day -- I guess it's O.K. to nap in the cabin. Yay!
After Luke's nap, we all 3 headed back to the race finish to see the remaining 50-milers come in.
We had taken Luke's 4-wheeler along on this trip. Luke LOVED having it there.
And, in this photo, there are port-a-johns in the background -- LOVELY! But, I'm not going to "edit" the photo. Part of ultra-running is indeed port-a-johns. Honestly, they make the weekend true to what it was.
I'm leaving them in the photo -- even with our cute little guy in it.
And, as a special treat for the weekend -- Luke got to drink some pop out of his own cup. Usually, he only gets sips of our's.
Luke was a happy camper about that one.
After awhile, it started getting somewhat chilly outside as well as dark.
So, we headed back to the cabin for our last night away from home.
The next morning (Sunday), we leisurely got ready to leave ("leisurely" is nice sometimes).
We headed back toward home -- taking some side roads rather than the interstate.
We went to lunch at one of Marc's and Luke's favorite places (I like it as well)....Arby's.
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