Let me tell you a little something about Zach. He loves a good challenge. In the 10 years I've known him he's had approximately 10,756 hobbies. He'll pick something up, try it out for a few weeks and then get bored with it and stop. But those few weeks he's in it, he's in it. And, because he's kind of a prodigy at everything-annoying, he is ridiculously successful in those few weeks.
So there's that side of Zach.
There's also the guy that says, "I think I'll run the half marathon in a couple of weeks." Without training. Just to see if he can.
The personal trainer in me kept asking, "You going to run tonight? You going to train this week?"
He did. Twice. Never going over 7 miles on his practice runs.
Sunday, he took off for 13.1 miles at the QC Marathon. He wasn't going for any kind of record, just to finish.
And he ended up doing really well. So well that the kids and I were at the finish expecting him to be another 20 minutes or so when he just jogs by us.
I took no pictures of his face running for that reason. I did get a couple of his backside but those are just for me. ;)
His cheering squad.
The kids made him super cute signs. A little rain made them almost see through but they were still super cute. Even if 3 of the kids were laying on the ground waiting for their dad to finish...as he ran past them. Either way, I saw him and started jumping up and down, yelling and yes-crying. So proud of him.
There are so many things about Zach that inspire me, challenge me and make me green with envy but mostly they all just make me so very happy he's mine.
Also, he told me when the course veered off and separated the half marathoners from the full marathoners, he considered just going for the full. Gulp.