Yesterday, Rick and I took our kids to the New York City marathon.
I was hoping to actually run but then Rick told me that you have to do things like “train” and “sign up ahead of time.” Every time I get geared up to finally exercise, that guy just stomps on my enthusiasm.
For a little bit, we shouted out random names of runners and clapped enthusiastically as they jogged by but I can tell you from years of watching the marathon, this is a lot more fun if you’ve had a few cocktails.
Eventually we meandered up First Avenue and that’s when I saw him.
My sports crush – Apolo Anton Ohno.
With his bandana!
Eating a sandwich!
It’s nice to know that Apolo is making smart, fresh food choices, even when he’s on the go.
7-year-old Dylan: “Mommy, why are you taking that picture? Who is that?”
Me: “That is a very talented speed skater named Anton. Or maybe his first name is Apolo. It’s hard to remember exactly. But he’s very talented.”
Husband Rick: “Is that why you made me take that photo? Because he is such a talented skater.”
And yes, I could have shown you a lot of cool, inspiring photos from the marathon but instead I chose a photo of me with a cheesy Subway ad. I mean, anyone could have shown you all those runners.
mama bird notes:
I would like to introduce a new feature today called…
“I Have Four Kids, Let’s See What One of Them is Doing!”
First up: Chase.