Thursday, November 03, 2005

Yet another marathon!

This time around, Isaac did not run any part of it. We helped a friend cheer on her husband, who happens to be the daddy of this cutie pie
I guess I should mention that I am talking about the Marine Corps marathon, which was run on October 30, 2005. Last year we went down to Rock Creek Parkway and watched at the 7 mile turnaround. This year though, we went to many more spots. We were at the 14 and 15 mile markers and the finish line. Isaac had a great time taking pictures of runners and here are a select few.
Captain America nears the finish line!
Imagine running 26.2 miles in a getup like that!
Or carrying a flag!


We went to Manhattan the weekend before my birthday and got to see a really good friend of ours who lives in Switzerland. Took her out to lunch and then wandered around the park. We found a new place we had never been before, Belvedere castle.

Here's us at the castle (taken by a kind passer-by)
And here's what had happened earlier when we tried to take the picture ourselves:
It was great to see Chrissi after so long and especially great to have her nearby now (if even only for a year!)

We stayed with Isaac's cousin (here's a picture of his adorable cat, Mintens, and James' feet):

and saw our friends Rich and Monica and their 1.5 year old son. He had a great time with the beanbag chairs at FAO Schwartz (I thought that place closed!):
I love New York city. If only I could think of some reason to move there...

Baltimore half marathon

This is waaaaaaayyyyy late, but Isaac ran the Baltimore half-marathon on October 15! He did it in his anticipated time of 2 hours and 10 minutes too! Pretty amazing if you ask me. Unfortunately I don't have too many pictures, but here are a few:

Isaac and Andrew, the guy he ran with, at the start line.

Isaac's back at the finish line
(don't ask why I don't have a better picture, it still makes me mad and involved some swearing)
Resting before the walk back to Andrew's place.