Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bear Lake 1/2 Marathon

I'm a little slow to getting around to post but I figured I still would since I LOVE reading everyone else's resports...

I did the Bear Lake 1/2 marathon a week ago. I was a bit nervous because I trained for it in Phoenix, so I was worried about the altitude, but it didn't seem to bother me too much. I was definitely cold as I think when we started it was about 55 degrees and when I left Phoenix it was around 100. It was rainy and windy for some of the course, but not that much, so I was really grateful for that. I really liked the course and other than some poor management issues with the race, it was a great run.

This was the first race in a long time that I got to do with people I knew. My sister and brother met me from Idaho and California to do this one with me. It was a lot of fun to do it with them. I never do races with a watch (I know, so old school) so I never know what my time is going to be when I cross the finish line. So, I was excited when I crossed in 2 hours and 1 minute (though I was pretty bummed that I was so close to breaking the 2 hour mark, but that'll just be my goal for the next 1/2) as that was a definite PR for me (I'm a slower runner). Since it was a small race (only about 350 people did the 1/2 marathon), I placed 8th in my age division. All in all, it was a really fun weekend!

I've been told I look sexier with my eyes closed...

We finished!

Apparently, this is how I REALLY felt about the race.


Ruthie said...

Congratulations! what a great thing to do with your siblings! what a great time too! congrats on the pr!


Amanda Stevens said...

Isn't that why we all come to this be inspired by other women pounding the pavement! Thanks for your race update!