Monday, October 15, 2007

He Needed Me

(There is no shortage of lakes and rivers in Montana)

Brandon ran yet another ultra-marathon on Saturday. This time it was in Montana and he needed me to go along to crew him. It was a 50 mile race along a mountain dirt road, and he did very well. His goal was to run it in 10 hours.
He did better than that.
9 hours and 28 minutes.
Way to go, Brandon!

(Looking great at the last aid station, just 3 miles to the finish line)

(The runners ran across the Hungry Horse Dam, just a couple miles before the finish line)

(His Major Award)

(His friend George finished about 45 minutes after him)

Montana is beautiful in the fall, simply breathtaking. We stayed in Hungry Horse, just about a half hour from the entrance to Glacier National Park. The race ended there and started 50 miles away at Spotted Bear. As he ran, I would drive 3-5 miles ahead of him and wait for him to get there. Then I would help him refuel with food and gatorade. The weather was perfect. 60 degrees, sunny. Beautiful.

While I waited for him I was reading "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom. I am almost finished and I LOVE THIS BOOK. There are so many wonderful quotes in this book, and I have been inspired. I am going to rent the movie as soon as I finish the book, has anyone seen it?

Thanks Mom and Dad for watching the kids, they had a wonderful weekend. We had a great time and look forward to more weekends away, just the two of us.