Saturday, April 17, 2010

running and more running

Well today was the Salt Lake City marathon and half marathon race. A few months ago Doug's sister Brooke suggested that the three of us train for the half marathon. Every week we would increase our mileage by 1 mile and today was the final run...13.1 miles! Doug, Brooke and I ran the entire way, except for Doug's potty break at mile 5. There were many a times during the past three months where we didn't feel like running and would rather stay at home and relax, but I must say that it did feel very good to accomplish this today and it was all worth it. So I guess it was worth all the hard work and training.
Here we were a little chilly before the race got started. They had everyone take trax to the starting line by the U of U... It was a packed full trax.

In case you are wondering, Doug did get the fastest time because he sprinting at the end. But I was happy to see that he only beat us by seconds. His time was 2:09:15 and Brook and I tied for 2:09:51. Happy exercising to all!

7 comments:

Jeff and Kira said...

I totally forgot that was today! You guys did so awesome! I'm impressed!

Mike and Shannon said...

Way to go! Doug is quite the sprinter. It was so fun to spend time with you guys while we were in Utah!

Brenda said...

Wowwww! Amazing!!

Becca said...

This is super exciting. I was thinking I'd already commented on this - but anyway, WAY TO FREAKIN GO! I have a half marathon on May 1st... soooo not ready for it. I will have to walk quite a bit. That is all I have to say. haha. Good job guys!

Kylie said...

Way to be! That's awesome!

Beckstrom Family said...

You go, girl! :o]

strawberrybec said...

Brooke totally looks like she is plotting some sort of evil plan!