I ran a marathon with my daughter … no training and my butt never left the couch!

The Savannah Rock n Roll Marathon

The Savannah Rock n Roll Marathon

When Heidi called to tell me she’d be running the Savannah Rock ‘n Roll  Marathon, she asked if I wanted to go with her.  “Sure”, I laughed.  But, I did. With the aid of wireless technology, I was able to sit on my couch while Heidi ran 26 miles and I  ran with her through an internet-based GPS tracking system called Runner Tracker located on her shoe.

The short one (4'11") is my daughter  with her good friend before the run.

The short one (4’11”) is my daughter Heidi, with her good friend Angela before the run.

This device activated a text message to me whenever she stepped on pre-positioned mats around the course and provided real time monitoring throughout the race.

The tracking device

The tracking device

So, I was with her when she started the race at 7:10:29 a.m.  She crossed the 5K (3.1 Mile) at 7:39:25 a.m. with a time of 28:54. She crossed the 10K (6.2 Mile) at 8:09:56 a.m. with a time of 59.25 and crossed the 10 Mile at 8:47:50 a.m. with a time of 1:37:19.  My little Heidi crossed the 20 Mile at 10:41:57 a.m. with a time of 3:31:26 and crossed the Finish Line at 12:07:38 p.m. with a time of 4 hours, 57 minutes and 7 seconds. Running 26 miles in less than 5 hours?  I was exhausted!

I sent Heidi a congratulatory text and took a long nap. Ain’t technology grand?

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