Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I ran my first marathon in 2008. It was sort of a disaster - picture yourself running around Bear Lake by yourself (there were only 100 runners total) - the whole time you can see the finish line across the lake, but it seems to be getting further away. Then you get hit by a truck. Finally you finish at a sad time of 5:17. It was not a fun experience and I decided then and there I would never do that again. That was until my Brother Zach signed up for a marathon last year. It got me excited about running again. I just had to redeem myself.
Thanking me for not having to run 5 miles in sandals this time around just to make sure I finishedThe biggest shout-out goes to my brother, Alex. Who got a lot of ridicule and nay-saying for not training enough for the race. Boy, did he show us. His final time was 4:39.
Do you see that city across the lake? It's getting further away.A couple of Ogden enthusiasts recruited me for Ogden Marathon 2011. Thanks to our Saturday morning running group: Emily, Melinda and Amelia. I could actually get through the long training runs without killing myself. Plus these girls are fast - so they pushed me to run faster.Here we are at the finish line:
Final times: 4:04; 4:19; 4:29My final chip time was 4:19 - It was a fabulous race and I had the time of my life. Ogden runs a first class race, and you can't believe the scenery. I had an enthusiastic support team who arrived in Huntsville bright and early. I pretty much had a personal photographer documenting the entire race (maybe too many photos of my tired, swollen body).
Thanking me for not having to run 5 miles in sandals this time around just to make sure I finished