Friday, May 7, 2010

Toot toot

Yes, this is me tooting my own horn!
I did my first half marathon. It was at Thanksgiving Point during their Tulip Festival. It was so beautiful. A lot of it was on the Jordan Parkway trail that follows the river. I even got to run past cows! And that was about the only thing I passed. I swear, it didn't matter how old, young, fat or fit. EVERYONE passed me. I keep thinking. Oh, they will see me towards the end where they run out of steam, and I will pass them. It was my evil plan. It didn't work, except on those two you see in the picture ahead of me.

Bella with the pumpkin princess

Right after I finished the kids had their race. They were way excited!

My winning Photo. After 13.1 miles!!!I had two goals and only met one of them. In the end I averaged 9.19 minute miles. So that was the one goal I wanted under 10 minute miles I missed my other goal by two minutes! But no problem. I'm just so happy I did it and felt so great afterwards. Matt and I have already signed up for another one. He wants to try one and then I can pin down that last goal of mine and make it suffer.

Me and my running kiddos.

Jarom was so pleased. On the way home. He said, "I think it is time to get a picture of me and my medals. I have five now and I think that's when you get a picture."


moonshinejunkyard said...

i can't believe you did this!!! you are incredibly inspiring. how could all those people have passed you if your miles were only 9 minutes each, that is what i have to wonder? are they freaking robots???? people in utah love runing huh. i wish i could get into it, well sort of i wish that. i wish it was fun to me. you look so triumphant and beautiful both running and at the end. and best of all is jarom's comment about the medals! i had to laugh out loud at that one...he is so brilliantly confident and rad and talented and sly. how did the kids do in their race? it's good they are feeling that joy in running now so they don't end up like me!

Lisa said...

Way to go Amy! You look like you were really sprinting at the end. I have my 5K next Saturday. I can't believe you averaged a 9:19 mile for 13 miles! My goal is 10:00. I know the feeling of being passed up by everyone and their mothers. That's how I felt last year when I did my 10K. What an accomplishment!

Life on Pelican Street said...

I'm so impressed! Your amazing!!!!!!

Kimberly said...

What a great example you are setting for your little ones. I am so inspired for the woman you have become! You are awesome!

James said...

nice work! And don't feel bad about getting passed - I got passed by a 12 year old kid on a bike 5 sizes to big for him during my first happens. :)