Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Chicago Marathon

10.10.10, that was the date of the Chicago Marathon. The Pella VL's, the OC VL's and the Comfort's all made the road trip to the windy city for the marathon! Runners: Chad, Shay, Erin, Erin's sister Megan and myself. Cheering Section: Rob and Heather! Saturday morning we headed to the expo to pick up our packets.
At the expo, Nike had printed on a wall the name of every registered runner; all 55,000. 45,000 registered and 10,000 running for charities.
Sure enough, "Seth Comfort" was running!
Sunday morning Chad, Shay and I met up with Erin and Megan in our hotel lobby around 6:15 to head to the course. We split ways once we got to Grant Park, I headed into the "A" corral and wished the rest of the crew good luck! The first mile we head under the road, I saw Heather on the corner, thumbs up!
In the background, Chad throws his hand in the air as Chad and Shay run by!
Chad pumps his fist in the air...determined to finish!
Coming through at mile 11, I was no longer having fun...tummy troubles caused me to stop 4 times to use the port-o-potties, that combined with high temperatures made it a rough day for me.
Chad and Shay had a little trouble around mile 11 too...they lost each other! Shay was about two blocks in front of Chad and as the picture shows a little puzzled as to where he went!
Chad asking the question "Have you seen Shay?" Thanks to the great support of our cheering section they were quickly reunited!
Erin and Megan are all smiles as they run together through mile 11!
As the day wore on, I peeled off my jersey and as you can see I am barely closing ground on the guy walking in front of me...rough day as I round the corner to the finish line!
Shay gives a big wave as she and Chad make their way to the finish line!
Erin also making her way to the finish line!
Post finish resting our legs and drinking lots of water!
The Finishers!
On our way back to the hotel we found this little guy....RRRAAAWWWRRR!
Here are a few "official" photos from the marathon.

Chicago Marathon...the end

1 comment:

Pella VL's said...

So proud of you Seth!!! And Heather, you are the ultimate cheerleader!! Love you guys!