Saturday August 10th my hubby ran the Charles Street 12 race in Baltimore. We had to get up early (AGAIN). My alarm was set for 5, we left the house at 5:45 and we got him to the starting line in Towson, MD at 6:30. He picked up his race packet, I snapped a few pics, and then I saw him off for the start of his race.
After the runners had passed, I got in the car and headed home to pick up the kids because mini-me wanted to see her stepdad cross the finish line. Logistically it was all going to work out in my head - until I missed the exit to get home because I thought the GPS was leading me a longer way (which it wasn't) in addition to getting stuck in construction traffic leading into Baltimore.
When I got in to Baltimore itself I had forgotten that roads were going to be closed due to the race so I had to drive around the outskirts of the city to get to the parking garage closest to the finish line.
Once we parked I hustled the kids out of the car and close to the finish line. I decided to cross the street from where we were standing because it was kind of crowded and I wanted to be able to get a good picture of hubby. As soon as I crossed the street I looked back over at the kids still on the other side of the street and mini-me was pointing. I looked at where she was pointing and I saw the back of hubby heading to the finish line. Yep - I missed my photo shot and I almost missed seeing hubby cross the finish line if mini-me hadn't pointed him out. Shucks!
We did catch up to him on the other side of the finish line and I was able to snap a picture with him and his finisher's medal. Talk about being proud of someone. He completed the whole 12 miles and barely even trained for it. I could have never done that!
The finish line was at Power Plant Live. All of the racers got a free beer and lunch box coupon so we hung out with hubby while he had a few celebratory beers.
When we got home the kids and I ate a little lunch and then headed out to do some back-to-school shoe shopping for them. They really didn't need a lot of clothes yet since it's still pretty warm for the first couple weeks of school so they just wear shorts and t-shirts. But their shoes were looking raggedy. I bought them 2 pair each and now I'm officially broke!
Hubby was going to rest up his legs while we were shopping but got stir crazy and ended up at the casino.
I ordered pizza for dinner and we watched some more dvr'd shows before bed.