It was amazing and inspiring and once-in-a-lifetime and I didn't even run it. But he did, and he finished in quite a respectable time. I am really, really, really proud of him, and also really sure that I will never do it myself.
His support crew -- me plus all three boys -- managed to run a little mini-marathon of our own (in the style of Rosie Ruiz) to see him three times.
Near the start of the race, in Brooklyn near my brother's house:
Photo compliments of my brother --
despite the appearance of Primo taking a picture,
the camera went on strike at that particular point
At the Manhattan side of the Queensboro bridge:
(He is not actually in that picture, so don't bother squinting;
it was so crowded and I was screaming so hard that
I neglected to take a picture when he went by.
Not that it would have been much better than this one.)
And then just before mile marker 25, in Central Park, as close as we could get to the finish line:
Taken by Primo, just as my LSH spotted the boys
This was his cheering support crew at the start of the race -- signage thanks to our current obsession with spray paint:
Here we are at the end, getting him back to Brooklyn where our car was parked:
My LSH wins the prize for looking the worst for wear, but it was truly no contest. Let's hope his post-race recovery is a little easier.