Wednesday, February 2, 2011

St. George Half Marathon. And stuff.

I'm still running! And, can I just say that I am so thrilled that I can come here to talk about it from time to time because I'm pretty sure all my facebook friends are starting to roll their eyes every time I mention running. It goes something like this- Facebook says, "What's on your mind?" And I think, "Well, lots of thoughts are running through my head. Running thoughts. Thoughts are running. Hey, I ran today! Or yesterday. Or signed up for another race, etc.,etc., etc." And then I have no choice but to write about it, right?! I know I'm not the only one. By the way, I totally get how that could be annoying.  :)

What have I been up to lately? List time!
  1. I just signed up for marathon #2! Salt Lake City Marathon on April 16th. Just started training for it last week and so far, so good. I even ran 13 miles on the treadmill yesterday and somehow kept a good attitude about it. Oh yeah, I remember why, I watched The Notebook while I ran! I love that movie. Swoon city!
  2. My local Train4Autism chapter is forming a team to run the Utah Valley Marathon, Half or 5k on June 11th.  Thai Guy and I are running the full and we are hoping to recruit at least 20 others to run any of the 3 race distances as part of our team.  If you are running or know anyone that may want to run this race (full, half or 5k), let me know! By just signing up with our team you can get $10 automatically donated to Train4Autism. Easy peasy! And, of course, there is plenty of opportunity to fund raise, too, if you'd like!
  3. Last month, I ran the St. George Half Marathon in sunny St. George, UT and finished with a time of 1:57:21. Not a PR but a nice run in amazing weather. I hadn't planned on running this half but we were going to be in town for my husband's work conference anyhow, so why not?! Here's a bit of video from my finish. Lady in black. My boys may be little but they are LOUD! ;) Love my cheering section.

The next few months promise to be very busy but the kind of busy that I love! Happy 2011!


  1. Hi there!
    Good to see ya! and Yeah on the finish video! Cool to see!;-)

  2. Great to hear from you! Sounds like everything is going well for you. Way to get that 13 in on the treadmill!

    I hear you on the Facebook thing. I've started avoiding talking about running...for their sakes.

  3. I think my friends on FB are sick of me too!! Way to go on the unexpected half! 13 on the!

  4. Make a blog FB fan page and then you can go on and on all day about running and only the people that want to hear about it can see it! LOL!

    Good luck in all your training! So exciting that #2 & #3 are already on the horizon!!!

  5. I am running the Utah Valley Half. I would be happy to be part of your team. Just let me know what I need to do. I am already registered.