Sunday, September 6, 2009

Back to the beginning



In May of 2004 I was a new mommy and needed a way to get back into shape. So...I bought a jogging stroller and hauled Sadee up and down 300S. in Provo for months and months. The longest I ran was 9 miles.

Then,

Abbie, this cute girl from the gym convinced me to run in the Spanish Fork 1/2 Marathon. I was nervous to run 13 miles but I abliged. I ran that 1/2 in right under 2 hours.Now, 6 yrs. later I am running more than ever, completely committed to the sport and have ran MANY more miles than 9 or even 13. It is part of who I am. I am a runner. :)

SO...

This last weekend I wen back to run the same race where it all began.

I didn't get the time I was hoping for but considering the wind, the hills, and the 60 mile weeks I'm logging for St. George next month,I faired pretty good against the steep Utah competition. My time was 1:34:02

I took 1st in my division and 4th overall. My sister-in-law Brianne placed 2nd in her age division. Even with asthma she ran a great time. We had a lot of fun hanging out for a day or so with just the two of us. Thanks Bri for running with me.

Now my mind is on the big one.... St. George on Oct. 3rd
Less than four weeks away.

3 comments:

Matt and Jessie said...

There are just no limits for you! I am so impressed! You are gonna do so great at St George. I am excited for you. I miss putting in the miles with ya! I am still at it, but I am getting slower from pushing the boys around. We were able to get 36 miles in last week but I have to keep around a 9 minute mile pace with the stroller. I have started doing sprints up and down the sidewalk when we get back to try and get some speed back. I am trying to remember all the tricks you taught me!! Anyway, good luck with training! You rock and you inspire me!

lexie said...

Good job on another race and another 1st place.
Love the straight hair. Super sexy :)

Larsen said...

fantastic work woman! We love you!