I can't believe I actually ran a half marathon! It might sound dumb, but it made me feel empowered. We started out Friday night with a pasta party at Clint's place. Then I went down to Orem and stayed in my parent's hotel room with them. They were busing us out super early, so it seemed like a good idea. We went to bed just after 10 and I tossed and turned and really didn't sleep much. We got up at 3 am and were out the door by 3:30. My mom, Avry, Jason and I caught a bus to the half marathon point. Since my brother Clint was doing the full marathon, he rode a different bus. It was pretty chilly when we got there, and stood around for an hour trying to get close to a fire pit. Once it was time to go, I was so excited. I felt like I needed to use a bathroom around mile 3, but wondered if it was just nerves. There was a portapotty (sp?) every few miles and there were always 5+ people lined up. I paced myself and it didn't seem bad at all. It rained lightly for about 30 minutes and the weather was very cool. I started to hurt a little bit around mile 9-10 but worked through it. I finished in about 2 hours and 23 minutes and I must say I'm super proud. When I started training, I wanted to be able to run a 12 minute mile. I ended up running a 10:51 average. It was amazing to be able to run it with family and I'm amazed at my 60 year old mom who ran it in under 3 hours! WOOT! We didn't get any pictures of the whole group which stinks. I think most of us were exhausted and not feeling well. I went home to soak in the tub and take a nap!
Me with brother Clint & Mom
So on to bigger and better things. I might be getting crazier because I am running a full marathon in September!