I ran the Utah Valley Half Marathon over the weekend, and if you're an instagram or facebook friend... this is repeat info. But I have to blog about it to complete the trifecta of social networking. It's science.
So Tim Riggins was all like, ok fours, listen up. We're gunna make some memories today. No regrets. Running forever.
Thank goodness I really didn't have to run forever. That'd be terrible. But seriously, I got a great bib number.
Way back in 2009 Matt and I ran 2 half marathons together, and since I knew I needed some motivation to get back in the swing 'o things after birthing a child... I signed up for a race this year. I asked Matt not to run it with me so I could have him & that 10 month 10 day old son of mine on the side lines reminding me how far I'd come since his c-section delivery last year. And I totally cried when I saw them right before mile 9. I was so happy to see their smiling faces. And Matt got all choked up with pride saying "let's go fours! that's my wife!" Sweet sweet sweet.
My mom was also there cheering me on, and my sister ran almost 2 miles with me! And they were the hard miles... 10 and 11 are hard miles. I thought because I'd been training and prepping for 5 + months that it'd be easier to run 13.1 again... but it wasn't. It was still hard. And I'm so glad Melina was there to run those 2 miles with me. Her triathlon is this coming Saturday, so I hope to return the favor!
Just about to start//4:44 am is so very early to be riding a bus to the starting line//my 2 biggest fans watch me cross the finish//hallelujah, it's over! chocolate milk and oranges for all!
After the race we went to Seven Peaks to swim and EZ was so cute I took this picture.