Woke up at 5 AM on Sunday, November 6, luckily it was daylight savings so we got an extra hour of sleep. Got down to the starting line at Aquatic Park (right by Ghiradelli Square) at about 5:45 AM. It was FREEZING! Sorry if you can’t see my shirt, but it was too cold to unzip my jacket! The race started at 7 AM and Jeremy was mid-pack. I went back to the car for an hour then got myself a Ghiradelli Hot Chocolate (YUM) and went down to the finish line. I held my phone out with the camera ready for almost an hour, but SOMEHOW Jeremy finished without me seeing him!!! I have NO idea how this happened! All of a sudden I see him standing across from me as he tells me he finished 30 minutes ago! What. The. Heck. I could not believe it! BUT he finished the half marathon in 2 hours 7 minutes! Awesome for his first one 🙂
In July my boyfriend, Jeremy, decided he wanted to start training for a triathlon after witnessing his mom, Lori, complete a half iron man (it was pretty amazing!). He worked so hard training in between work and school. So to show our support, Lori, Jessica (his little sister), and I got custom made shirts (see pictures above) and made signs (see pictures below). My shirt said “10.25 miles til I get my boyfriend back”, Lori’s said “10.25 miles til I get my son back”, and Jess’ said “10.25 miles til I get my brother back”. It was so exciting to see how much feedback we got from those shirts! And of course Jeremy loved them 🙂 He ended up getting 5th place in his age group! For his first triathlon that’s pretty awesome! We think it’s because he had his support crew there for him 😉
Support is something I am lucky enough to have on a day-to-day basis from my family. It is never in short supply. No matter what the occasion or how silly the event, my family was there to show their support. They always had the best ways to show it also, through signs, shirts, pins, or just moral support. No matter what, I knew I had an amazing group of people rallying around me!
My stepmom was always making custom shirts for every sporting event, school event, basically any event she could. This is what inspired me and made me want to show my spirit also! Any occasion I could, I would make a shirt. Whether it was spirit week at school or a friend coming home from a long trip.
I learned at a young age that there is no occasion too big or small to make a festive shirt and show your spirit!