i don't mean to brag, but...

...my husband is amazing!
(for many reasons really)

Stu ran his first half marathon last weekend and he did so great! He's never really been a runner- he's athletic and has put his body through some brutal stuff, but I can say that this had to have been the toughest! I don't even think I can run 5 miles, let alone 13.1! Now, I don't think he would have decided to do this were it not for the cause... This was for Ethan's Run, dedicated to the babies who were born with congenital heart defects. Stu ran this race with his two brothers in honor of his niece Bela who has survived multiple open heart surgeries and will be celebrating her 3rd birthday at the end of the month! We love her so much and could not think of a better reason to run 13 miles!

Here he is getting close to the finish line... I was waiting for him about 100 yards away so I could see him come in. He finished strong! The last three miles were uphill, and the course ended up at Las Sendas so you can imagine that the last mile was just killer. I'm not sure I could still be smiling after all that, but here he is looking handsome as ever!

Tanner, Grafton, and Stu after the race. Way to go brothers!

I am seriously so proud of him! He told me a few months ago that he was going to run a half marathon, he put his mind to it and he did it! He spent time preparing for this goal, running and pushing himself after work so that he could be ready. I felt so bad because he couldn't do much running the two weeks before the race because he got a cold and just felt terrible :( Even without that two weeks, he did awesome! Way to go baby! You are incredible!

Since I'm already on this topic... I can't help it, I just love him. So I kind of thought everything was going to be low-key for Valentines Day, we sorta spaced it because we've both been sick and we had a crazy weekend. Well, instead Stu surprised me yesterday by taking me out to a romantic dinner at our favorite hidden italian restaurant. He had the whole night planned out with fun stuff for us to do together, which of course included lots of cuddle time. He always thinks of the sweetest things and knows just how to make me feel special. Don't you just LOVE husbands? :)

gotta love those blurry iPhone pics... Hope you all had a wonderful V-day!


The Clawson's said...

That's so awesome! My whole family ran it too, in honor of my niece Ella.

nate and amy crandell said...

Way to go Stu!!! And Can I request a baby bump picture/post from you haha I haven't seen a pic in awhile!!

Kim said...

Why to go Stu! Ummm. it looks like he's holding a stogie in that last pic!