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Lots to Celebrate!

March 21st has always been a day of celebration for us!

First go back to 1981, this is the day I married my best friend! And after all these years, 29 to be exact, I can still say we’re best friends!

Next, 1987, our 6th wedding anniversary! The best present ever, our third daughter was born! Happy Anniversary to us!

Now, here it is 2010, our 29th anniversary and Jenny’s 23rd birthday and the three of us are in LA and Jenny & Ken are running the LA Marathon (not the first marathon for either of them). Me, I sleep in, enjoy a nice latte (or two) and wait and wait and wait until they finish the race. For those of you that aren’t aware, the LA Marathon is huge. Approximately 25,000 runners! It starts at Dodger Stadium and ends at the Santa Monica Pier. I cannot fathom why in the world anyone would ever want to run 26 miles, but this is exactly what they wanted to do on our day of celebration!

Here are a few snapshots of my two marathon runners!

1) Their race bibs  2)Breakfast of champions  3) A very tired Ken at the finish line  4) Proud of their completion medals  5) Jenny looks great after just running 26 miles  6) The Santa Monica Pier  7) Tired feet walking back to the hotel

I’m so proud of my two runners! Congrats Jenny on your great time (just over 4 hours) and Ken on finishing (without much training), maybe next one you’ll beat her!

  • Jules - March 23, 2010 - 7:16 pm

    That is soooo cool! What an amazing experience!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Ann - March 24, 2010 - 10:58 am

    That’s awesome Renee! I’m so envious of all of the people my age that are taking up running but me, I’m more of a sleep in kinda girl! LOL!! kudos to them!!! (And great shots!)ReplyCancel

  • charlotte stringer - March 25, 2010 - 5:49 am

    Congrats guys!! Love it- Getting out there and running!! GO YA’LL!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Mitchell - March 25, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    Sweet post! Your daughter is beautiful. Sounds like you have your soul mate…ReplyCancel

  • Britt Anderson - March 25, 2010 - 1:23 pm

    How fantastic….I hope to come back in another life and be a marathon runner ;)ReplyCancel

  • Petra King - March 25, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    Awe I got all teary eyed reading this. Fantastic job!
    I just started running for the first time in my LIFE. It is HARD! I am NO where near where I want to be and need to stop often lol. I am aiming for a 5k walk/run and hoping to be able to run more than walk.
    Your post inspires me. To keep going.
    Hubby did the Toronto Marathon last yr and is doing it again this year. Must keep at it despite the knee injury. THis week off is killing me lol.

    Thanks Renee! Congrats to hubby and daughter!ReplyCancel

  • Evie - March 26, 2010 - 5:21 am

    Wow, I cannot imagine running a marathon. My knees would probably implode. COngrats to them on finishing and congrats to you all for your anniversary!!ReplyCancel

  • Summer - March 26, 2010 - 5:02 pm

    Congrats on your 29th anniversary! That is something to be so so proud of!! Not sure why anyone would want to run that many miles either, lol! Congrats to Jenny & Ken, that is a huge accomplishment!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Clegg - March 26, 2010 - 6:59 pm

    These are awesome Renee! And congrats to you guys on your anniversary! Gosh, the LA Marathon, very cool! Congrats to them too…great shots!ReplyCancel

  • Tyjuana Hill-Smith - March 27, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    Congrats to them! I would love to run a marathon one day, but I’m not disciplined enough and I love the thought of lying in the bed!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene - March 27, 2010 - 6:28 pm

    Congratulations – love your story!ReplyCancel

  • Jeannette Chirinos G - March 28, 2010 - 6:46 pm

    Congrats Renee on your 29th anniversary and to your very sportivefamily :)
    I wish I could sme of excersice some time

  • Krista - March 28, 2010 - 7:47 pm

    Lovely post! They both look pretty considering they just finished 26 miles! I admire anyone who does that! They are lucky to have you to capture their day!ReplyCancel

  • Schona Kessler - March 31, 2010 - 12:46 am

    Congrats to you and your sweet hubby on 29 years…that is awesome! Congrats also to Jenny & Ken for finishing a fun race.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Lund - April 2, 2010 - 1:59 pm


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