Friday, October 9, 2009

St. George Marathon

I have been a slackah this week. I had a fabulous trip to Utah. When I got to LAX, I took a deep breath, ahhhh, the mainland! The smells were nostalgic. It was nice to rejuvenate. It was nice to visit with family and friends. It was nice to be able to do my hair without sweating from my elbows! ( : I have really missed the dry weather. But it was also nice to get back home to my family!

Last Saturday was a beautiful day for a run, the weather was nice and it just felt good to get back to my "roots." (St. George was my first marathon). At the start, I ran into a couple of old friends from high school. It was fun to catch up.

It felt good to be running in the cold, dry air. I ate my honey every 5 miles, the first couple were really cold, not as easy to suck down, but they still worked like a charm. I love it when you find something that works for you! The race was just as well organized as usual, the aid stations were great, as usual. The scenery was beautiful, as usual. St. George really is a fantastic marathon.

At mile 26 my brother in law and 2 nephews ran with me the last couple of blocks, it was nice to see them and it gave me a real boost! I felt strong the entire race. I attained my goals: I had fun and enjoyed everything!


What's next, you ask? You'll just have to wait and see. ( :

15 comments:

Meg Runs said...

Great job, you look so happy!

Jo Lynn said...

Yay! Having fun is what it's really all about, isn't it? ;)

Lindsay Davies said...

Great blog. Inspiring. I run but I have never ran a marathon. Noticed that on your pics you have 2 ipods on the go. Wondering do you lose charge in your ipods for that duration?

joyRuN said...

Friends, family, fantastic marathon - awesome all around :D

Aka Alice said...

During your slackah week you ran a marathon? Wow...your slackah weeks and mine sure are different :-)

Love the photos...and yeah, what's up with the two iPods?

St. George is a beautiful place. I agree.

Denise said...

Nice finish photo...you look great!

Janice {Run Far} said...

OMG... you are such a hottie. You seriously look amazing. I am so happy you enjoyed yourself so much. i am so jealous. SG was my first marathon as well. Maybe next year we can run it together. :)

love ya

Marlene said...

Congrats on another marathon under your belt!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Love the pics!! Congrats! :)

X-Country2 said...

You look so strong and happy!

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

Congrats on your finish!! You look AWESOME in your running pictures!! :-)

The Happy Runner said...

Congratulations! Sounds (and looks) like a really good time.

RunnerMom said...

Yay! Good for you! I will just be glad to get my December one OVER WITH so I can have my life back. :-) Don't think I'll be a repeat customer like you!

Velma said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :) The marathon looks great - I hope you are feeling better :)

Kim said...

CONGRATS! Gotta love a smile as you cross the finish line.