Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SLC Half!

Because I'm posting this, you can all safely assume that I did, in fact, survive the SLC Half. What a great experience! I got the exact time as I did my last race (Vegas) and I was thrilled about it. Why, you might ask? The elevation here sucks, I didn't train as hard, and the people who designed the course put a freaking hill at mile 11 that I had to walk partway up. (Side note. It's just rude to put a hill that far into the race. I mean, everyone is dying at that point. Put the hill at the first when we all have energy! So rude.)


All in all, I'm really glad I did the race. There's something so cool about running with thousands of other people and then crossing that finish line as everyone's cheering you on. What a rush! My dad and my cute friend, Brook, came to see me finish and it was great to have their support. For anyone who is contemplating doing a race (half, full, 5K, 10K ... whatever), I absolutely recommend it. You have such a feeling of accomplishment when you're done, knowing that you set out with a goal and completed it. I'm definitely planning on doing a half again, and I hope to break my time.

There are some hilarious photos that the marathon people took of me as I was running that I'm contemplating buying. If I do, rest assured I'll post them here. They're epic, to say the least.

Hey, Soul Sister, by Train is my new favorite song. It just makes me happy! I feel like I should be driving in a car with my windows down and my sunglasses on every time I listen to it. Can't wait for summer!

8 comments:

Sharee said...

Way to go!!!!! I have no desire to run a 1/2 or full marathon... Well, that's a lie. I have a desire for you to run it for me! Oh wait, you just did! Well, my wish just came true and boy was that fulfilling! Thanks Liz!

brook said...

lizzy!!
NICE WORK! so proud.
ps. pleeeeease post the pics. i have got to see them.

Marly said...
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Marly said...

Congrats girl, that's such an accomplishment! Maybe one day I'll run some competitive race...

And I agree, Hey Soul Sister is excellent =)

Michelle said...

Dude, I was cheering for you all the way in DC! But I'm SUPER proud! And excited to see the pictures. Let me know the next race you plan to do so I can train for it as well.

The Anderson's said...

Lizard I am so proud of you and your excellent running skills! Sorry I left you a message that day about the tailgating contest and didn't even inquire about hte marathon!! Lunch next week for sure. Oh how I love you!

Lauren said...

Liz I love you! You are my inspiration, someday I will run a half...Ok probably not. We must play again soon!

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