This past Monday Carl accomplished a great feat...he ran the (in)famous Boston Marathon (26.2 miles)! Known for it's grueling course ending with "heartbreak hill", Boston is one of the most well-known marathons where competitors come from literally around the world. Carl was privileged to get the chance to run Boston through the Wounded Warrior program. This was Carl's second marathon and praise the Lord he made it through with a stellar time of 3 hours and 51 minutes! Though Will and I were able to see him at a couple of points through the race, I couldn't get any pictures through the madness and many runners. Literally millions of people show up for this race and bystanders cheer the runners along throughout the entire course. Anyhow, here are some shots I got off the marathon website (notice the "proof" label). Carl did a phenomenal job and we are so proud of him!
Look at that smile! What relief to be done with that!
Will can now say his name. However, when he says it sometimes it comes out "Bill", while other times he has more of the W sound. So here's a couple videos. In the first one he does "Bill" and "Will". In the second he just says "Will" (and bye-bye). He is really antsy in the videos because he so badly wants to see himself on the camera. :)
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, whenI have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. I COR 9: 24-27