My son-in-law, Mike, is participating in The Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati on Sunday. He'll be running 26.2 miles in about 3 1/2 hrs. Whew! I am just tired thinking about it. My husband, daughter, grandchildren and I will cheer him on along various points of the course. Actually, it is a lot of fun.
Back in November, my daughter was cleaning out some closets and found quite a few of his running bibs from previous races. She suggested that it would be nice to make a "Bib Book" I thought this was a great idea and wanted to do it as a Christmas Gift. However, short on time, the book never materialized. My daughter suggested that it be given to him after he completes the Flying Pig Marathon.
She picked nine bibs and made them into this book. Here's the cover.
This first bib dates back to 1992 when my son-in-law was a sophomore at Turpin High School. This was the bib for districts. Unfortunately, he was an alternate so he didn't run in that race. Qualifying as an alternate was very meaningful to him though.
The next bib is from a 5K sponsored by a neighboring town. My son-in-law tries to run in it every August as he gets to see many former classmates and old friends.
Mike really improved his time in a year.
The next two bibs are from a 10 K race that Cincinnati sponsors every Thanksgiving. Mike has been running in it along with his brothers for years. This might actually be the first time he ran in this race as he was a junior in '93.
I can't wait to give this to him. I know he is going to love it.Thank you for looking.