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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Provo River Half Marathon


It was SO much FUN! Great day for running, nice and cool with a very light breeze, we ran along the Provo River and when I wasn't listening to my iPod with all the cool tunes Jenn gave me I could heard the sound of the river rushing by, it's a beautiful race tons of shade and trees and we passed Bridal Veil Falls along the way!! So Pretty!! I had great company too, Jenn and I ran the whole thing together, we trained for it together and were able to cross the finish line together!! The night before Jennise and Jenn and I went to Provo and spent the night in an AWESOME Marriot Spring Hill Hotel, very modern designs and colors!! We got a deal that included $30 to TGI Friday's so we went and loaded up on carbs, then shopped til we literally dropped!! We had to be at the buses by 5, so we got there at 4:30 and headed to the start line where it was FREEZING! We didn't wear any warm clothes! It was crazy up there, there were over 1400 people running the race this year, we thought that the race was going to start at 6:30 but it didn't. It started at 7 and somehow even though we had been up there for 2 hours we ended up starting at the very back of the pack!! So it took us at least 3 minutes to even cross the starting line. Everything was going great til we got to mile 4 and had to use the bathroom.... there was a line so it took us almost 10 minutes to get to the bathroom. Jenn and I were ahead of Jennise but she caught up to us just when we were getting started again!! I was SO SO proud of her to see her actually running, she was so worried it was going to take her more than 3 hours but it didn't!! So we start running again and get to mile 5 and it was UP-HILL! until mile 8!!!!!! We weren't expecting that then add that Jenn's hip was killing her and I wasn't about to leave her, so we ended up crossing the finish line at 2:50 but we know it took us at least 2 minutes to get to the starting line and then 9 minutes and 45 seconds we spent at the bathroom, our time would be about 2:38 or so, we were both hoping for between 2 and 2 and half hour time, but we were happy to finish! Jennise came in at 3 hours and 6 minutes!!! It was both Jenn and Jennise's first half marathon! It was so exciting to get to the finish line and see our kids and husbands waiting for us and cheering us on!!! I got teary eyed when I saw Andrew taking pictures of us coming up on the finish line and my cute boys clapping and jumping to see me!! I will post pics when I get the one of us crossing the finish line from Jenn....

4 comments:

Sell...Party Of 3 said...

That is awesome! I got teary eyed reading about you finishing. I have ran lil 5K's, and I always get teary when I finish the race.

steph said...

You go girl!

Krystal said...

I admire anyone who runs any kind of marathon... I don't even run to the mailbox :) good job!!

Derek-Jenny-Kaitlynd-Ethan-Dylan said...

So fun! Congrats! You rock!