Sunday, February 15, 2009

Really Great Things Can't Wait

(this is a shot of a runner (not Brandon) out on the Alaska Tundra, probably a frozen lake)

First, I can NOT believe it, but I won Jan's very generous giveaway. Really, I cannot believe it. I am grateful, and she is just the loveliest person. Thank you Jan. (And thank you Mattie and Emma for being excited for me, you are such sweet girls.)

Second, Brandon finished his race...and he took 4th place overall and 3rd place in the men's division. I am blown away because I didn't expect him to do THAT well. He continues to amaze and inspire me. I mean, really amaze and inspire me. He is awesome.

His finish time for 100 miles in the snow in Alaska pulling a 20+ pound sled full of gear, was 33:20. That's 33 hours and 20 minutes. No sleeping. Through the night, through the dark. I just cannot express how amazed I am. And I can't wait to see him on Tuesday and give him a big hug and a kiss.

***I will share pictures and video from his race later this week. He videotaped portions of the race to document for us back home what the race was like. I can't wait to watch that video.