Monday, March 06, 2006

A marathon of a weekend

This past weekend was a busy one for my family but one that we thoroughly enjoyed. The highlight was to be my husband's participation in the Little Rock Marathon but his most proud accomplishment turned out to be something quite different.

An easygoing family that can and does easily adapt our plans, we started out the weekend with plans to participate in our volunteer Bible preaching work, but a late rising Saturday morning eliminated that. My husband decided that a good way to spend the day would be to pull up the carpeting in the front room of our house, so he went about his day ripping up not only the carpet but the padding and everything all the way down to the plywood floor.

This was no easy or short task, as there was particle board nailed to the base wood. He struggled with pulling up the particle board for hours; more than once I figured I ought to help but decided it would be better for everyone involved if I just stayed out of the way.

The girls played and I tried to work, but the racket was considerable and I just gave up. Everyone but me turned in early for the next day, Sunday, was the big marathon day.

My husband competed in the marathon as a member of a relay team, although two of the original four team members had to bow out because of a death in the family. My husband and the remaining workmate on his team completed the half marathon as a team and received relay medals.

This was no easy task either, since each relay leg was over six miles long. The hard work on the floor the day before didn't help any but he made it through. When all was said and done, he said his proudest accomplishment wasn't running six miles in the Little Rock Marathon but getting that flooring up. I hope his next achievement will be replacing it!

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