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.
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.
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?