We spent the weekend with our longtime friends Warren and Ilana Katz at their house in Newport, Rhode Island so Brad could run his 19th marathon. Warren and Brad ran the full marathon and Ilana ran the half and I cheered for them.
It rained hard when we arrived on Friday, but cleared off on Saturday and was clear but breezy during the race on Sunday.
The ocean was quite lovely, although you can see the wind at the top of the waves in the second photo:
Another lovely thing about Newport is the stacked stone fences, which is often what you see in towns established in 1639.
The runners before the race -
Runners hitting the first hill next to one of those Newport mansions -
Brad at the half -
Taking a small break and still smiling -
Warren at the half -
Ilana at the finish of the half in an official time of 2:00:51, a personal best for her.
Brad at the finish of the marathon with a new friend made in the final 3 miles of the race. Brad's official time is 5:13:36.
Warren at the finish in a time of 5:40:46 for his first marathon ever.
The gang, relieved to be standing still:
Next weekend Brad plans to run marathon #20 in St. Louis, Missouri. I'll be there, cheering when it happens.