Monday, November 3, 2008
The Monumental Marathon!
This past Saturday, the very first Monumental Marathon was run in Indianapolis, Indiana. Why "monumental?" Well, aside from the fact that in the very center of the city is the gorgeous Soldiers and Sailors monument (pictured), Indianapolis has more war memorials (and land devoted to war memorials) than any other city in the entire USA, outside of Washington, D.C. Not sure WHY we have so many monuments, but I'm not complaining, because they ARE cool, and they make downtown Indianapolis all the more gorgeous for their presence. Hey, every year, the Soldiers and Sailors monument is draped with strings upon strings of lights, so it becomes the world's largest artificial Christmas tree for a time. It's a big deal. The city holds a tree-lighting ceremony every year, and downtown is always PACKED to the gills when that happens.
Anyway, back to the marathon -- Mr. Sea trained for the marathon all year (his very first FULL marathon), and he finished it! He finished it in just over five hours, but he DID finish it.
Now he's planning to go back next year and see if he can finish it in UNDER five hours. Woo hoo!
Aside from that -- I hope everyone had a great Halloween, 'cause ours was just FABULOUS. More on that later!