Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bear Lake marathon report

Well vacation is fun and we are staying very busy with friends and family. I love being back in Utah. I miss these mountains so much. The beauty here is breath taking. Isn't it funny that it takes moving away to really appreciate it?

Even though Bear Lake is in Utah (well part of it is in Idaho) I had never been there before this race. It is the most beautiful lake I have ever seen. It is a huge, crystal clear lake that is encircled with mountains. When you drive in from the canyon and you drop down into the valley, and you look down over the lake, you are just almost speechless. I do have pictures but.... I didn't bring my camera cord. Seriously, this is the most beautiful course I have run. For the first 20 miles the lake was just to my right about 100 yards. It was cloudy and rainy for the first half of the morning, But cleared up a bit as the morning went on. The first 13 miles had a few rolling hills, which didn't bother me in the least bit, because of where I live.... rolling hills central. There were only 90 runners that started/finished the full marathon. My time was 4:11, I think I finished 29Th overall and I think I was 5Th in my age group.. not sure. The half marathon was bigger with about 2-3 hundred runners. My twin sister, our older sister and her husband all ran the half and they loved it as well. This was Jenny's first half and I am so proud of her for finishing so strong. Frances and Jenny had an awesome time of 2:09 and Brian finished first in his age group with a time of 1:46. This race is a must do. I am pretty sure if I happen to be in Utah again during this race next summer, I will be running this one again.

Monday, June 8, 2009

3 week vacation and my #10.....

Well I leave for my 3 week vacation tomorrow. I am super excited, but not as excited as my girls. The hubby is not coming with us this time. This means he will be alone for Fathers day. Does he care? Nope, it just means guilt free golfing. I am running my 10Th marathon while in Utah. It is the Bear Lake marathon and it just happens to be this Saturday. Two of my sisters and my brother in law are running the half, I will be making the full 26.2 alone, well, with out family. I will try to get on next week and post pictures from the race and let you know all about my #10. Cause I know you will all be waiting on pins and needles... ha haThis picture is from the Legends (Lexington Minor league team) game we went to on Saturday. The flash was not working great and it's blurry. My hubby works for the hospital here in our little town and they bought tickets for all employees and their families. My girls had a great time. I was surprised they enjoyed it so much.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

National Running day for everyone.......

I guess today is National running day. I had to make sure I was full filling my duty as a runner by strapping on my running shoes and hitting the wet roads. We have had thunder storms all last night and this morning, and I am not one to run while there is lighting in the distance. But at lunch when my hubby got home, it was only raining, no thunder, so I decided to hit the road for a speedy 5 miler. It doesn't matter if it is 6am or 6 pm, Nellie is always very upset with me if I don't take her. I really didn't want to take her in the rain today, but by the time I got home, my husband said Nellie had just about lost her mind with frustration because she too, wanted to hit the wet roads on National Running day. So this is a little video of me inviting her to go for a run, after I had already run my very wet 5. So please forgive my look, this time it's not just sweat.