November 7, 2011

Ha ha! I, the all powerful administrator have hacked this blog!

Before you all begin to worry, this is just Wesley, Brooke’s brother. And yes, I have hacked this blog – in a nice way.

The reason I am posting is because Brooke did something really BIG today. She is probably too humble to make a big deal about it, so before this memorable day is over, I will share with you what she did.

Today she ran her first half-marathon. That is a very long distance. 13.1 miles, to be exact. This morning our Mom, Brooke, and I woke up at the crack of dawn to drive to Bass Pro, the outdoors store that was sponsoring the race.

The night before the race


Stretching before the race

There were over three thousand people at the whole event. (other races included) After a few minutes of warm-ups, Brooke got behind the start line.

…Annnd they’re off!

Meanwhile, my Mom and I went to a gas station to get a “small something”. By the way, if you have not already had it this season, you really should try the Pumpkin Spice cappuccino!

Serving myself a “small something”


Looking good!


Water break

In the last leg of the course, it got pretty tough. Everyone was dropping like flies. (not really – just for dramatic effect) As you can see in the picture below, Brooke finished strong!


We have a winner!


Gathering around the athlete


And like every good runner, she stretched afterwards

It was a great day. We all went out for Cappuccinos and watched other runners finish. (No, Mom and I did not have another one) :) One of Brooke’s goals was to finish under 2:10. She finished in 2:08!

We’re so proud of you, Brooke! May this race be the first of many to come!

Note from the Administrator: The hack is now over, and Brooke will resume full control of this blog. Thank you.


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    November 7, 2011

    Oh, my sweet runner-girl! I couldn’t be more proud of you and your running accomplishment today – CONGRATULATIONS!!
    You trained thoroughly and with such focus all these many weeks, and you ran your race like a champion today! Whoo-Hoo!! I love you – Mom

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    November 7, 2011

    Go Brooke!!!!! What an accomplishment! You are truly an inspiration to me and I love to see what God is doing in your life. Keep glorifying Him in all that you do.

    To God be the Glory,

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    November 7, 2011

    Wesley, you are such a great brother and I’m glad that you took an opportunity to brag on your sister. You should hack into her blog more often! :)

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    Mrs. Armour

    November 7, 2011

    Praise God for the strength and endurance to train and persevere today Brooke! Great job! Thanks to Him, too, for your awesome trainer! Nice post Wesley – sweet of you to brag on your dear sister. : ) We love and miss you all. Mrs. Armour

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    Diane Noble

    November 7, 2011

    Congratulations, Brooke. What an awesome accomplishment…the fruit of much hard labor I’m sure. And thanks Wesley, for posting the pics. Great to experience it vicariously through the photos!

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    November 7, 2011

    Thank you so much, Wesley, for doing this post! It’s really honoring to me. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family. Thank you all for being supportive during my weeks of training.
    Thank you, everyone, for your comments- they mean a lot to me. It is indeed a privilege to be able to run, and I’m so grateful to God for giving me strength. Glory to Him!

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    November 16, 2011

    Congratulations, Brooke!!

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