I have run St. George twice- the first time was in 2007 about 4 1/2 months after having my third baby. We went with a big group and there was no pressure and I was just happy to finish and happened to PR by 30 minutes. Not too shabby. :-)
2nd St George was in 2010. We went with a big group again and this time I was trained to qualify for Boston (or so I thought!). Unfortunately the weather was about 20 degrees warmer than it was in '07 and my body could not keep up the pace. I was extremely disappointed and took a break from marathons. (This was my 8th marathon!). Decided instead to try for a baby. I got pregnant, but miscarried in January of this year. A week after the miscarriage, I signed up for the Newport Marathon. I knew I needed something to get me motivated to lose weight and to keep my mind off my disappointment. So, here I am, 3 weeks away from a marathon and I just signed up for another one. Am I crazy or what?! I never thought I would do St George again, but peer pressure, (and remembering that it really is a great marathon!) sucked me in!
I am excited to do this one with a group this year, especially since Suziepetunia will be joining us from Texas and my sweet husband suprised me and signed up and it will be his first marathon.