The Padalecki’s are at it again! Jared has announced that he will run the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon in just two weeks time alongside his wife Genevieve, who is registered for the half marathon and confirmed her participation earlier this week. Jared’s inspiring Instagram post shared his reasons behind running in the amazing (I might be biased) city of Austin.
His post also says we can expect some marathon training updates (dare we hope for a montage?) as he prepares over the coming weeks. The running duo also ran in 2019 with Jared finishing the full marathon in 3 hours and 57 minutes and Genevieve finishing the half in just 1 hour and 37 minutes!
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Hey #spnfamily Recent events have made me reflect on life, love, loss, and all of the blessings I’ve experienced in my days on this earth. I’ve taken time to think about how I spend MY time. More importantly, how i WANT to spend my time… People i want to spend it with. Places I want to go. Books i want to read. And on and on and on… Ultimately, I want to spend time doing that which brings me joy. IDEALLY, doing things that will also bring OTHERS joy. Today, I took the time that was gifted to me and went for a run around the city that i love. The city I dreamt about living in as a child. The city where I’m now blessed to lay my head. Austin brings me a warmth and a happiness and a peace that i have been unable to find anywhere else in my travels. I love being here. (I’ve even convinced a few friends to move here! 😁). On February 16th, I’m going to run through 26.2 miles of this place I call home for the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon. I was lucky enough to participate last year as well, and it definitely brought me joy (even through all of the aches and pains!). Some of y’all out there have experienced the journey of running a marathon (it was, I must warn you, named after a poor chap that died upon completion 😳). There are highs. There are lows. And, among those highs and lows, there is appreciation. Gratitude. The opportunity to join an ephemeral community, bound together through a shared love of running, or of the outdoors, or for charity, or for the locations where it takes place (or, possibly through losing a bet 😂). It’s a struggle, for sure. But it’s a struggle that I am blessed and fortunate enough to be able to face head-on. I’ll be keeping in touch over the next 2 and a half weeks as I put the finishing touches on my preparation. I would LOVE your support Most importantly, i would love for you to MAKE EVERY EFFORT to do something that brings you joy. Call a loved one. Go for a walk. Sneak in some precious alone time. Watch your favorite tv show. 😜 Do SOMETHING with your precious time that lets the world know you are grateful. After all, none of us know how much time we have left. With love and gratitude. Always. -jp #austinmarathon
The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon will begin February 16 at 7 a.m. local time. The start line will be at 2nd Street & Congress Avenue and end at 9th Street & Congress Avenue. For locally based fans who want to cheer them on in person, the 2020 course map shows the full 26.2 mile course and Austin bands will be on location to provide runners and fans the best in Austin entertainment. FloTrack will be covering the event live for those who want a play by play of the day, and fans can also track their progress with the Austin Marathon app or online once the race begins.
Whether you attend in person or virtually, we know the entire SPN Family will be cheering on the Padalecki’s as they run!