Sunday, October 3, 2010
Hey Yall! She did it! She finished the Portland Marathon in 4 hours 26 minutes! I am so proud of her! Julianne and her roommate Jen ran together. Jen was so sweet to hang with Julianne the whole race. Last year, Jen ran and won in her age group! Wow! I know that having Jen with her definitely helped Julianne. What a great friend!
Jen's parents, Michael and Joanna, were so sweet to include Ben and me in their plans to go to the different check points so we could see the girls run. Her whole family was there. They are such a nice family too. I am thankful Julianne has been blessed with good friends.
Julianne looked like she had only ran a couple of miles when she finished the race. The temps were perfect and you couldn't find a prettier place to run. Maine is absolutely gorgeous right now. I posted a picture of a tree that was along the way. The reds are so pretty. I definitely miss living there.
After the race, we went over to Julianne's friend Julie's house. Her parents recently purchased a home downtown. Julie and another friend Megan ran the Half Marathon. Congratulations Julie and Megan! Julie's parents had a Marathon Party at their new home. There was lots and lots of delicious food and drink. But the best part was being able to visit with them and their family. I have met so many wonderful people from Maine since we moved away. Why couldn't I have met them while I lived there? Oh well, better late than never. I will take what I can get. Thanks Margaret and Rich! Your house is gorgeous!
Enjoy the pics from the marathon!