4.18.2009

half marathon

I had the awesome experience of running in the Salt Lake City Half Marathon. Originally, I had intended on training for the full marathon, but when I realized that I wouldn't have enough time to complete the full training schedule I decided the half marathon would be a good compromise. It was so exciting to begin training. I lost my original running partner after our first long run (sorry Lisa), but I gained two more running partners; Alissa and Carrie.

I ran a full marathon 5 years ago and have continued running about 3 miles a day ever since (except during pregnancy).  I finally decided that it was time to step up my game. The first 5 miles felt great, then 7 miles, 10 miles and finally 13.1 miles. The training was incredible and the race was even better.  It was easy, fun and I felt great afterward! I can't wait to do more half marathons later this summer.  Also, it was a pleasure running with these ladies and getting to know them better.  Can't wait for more!



4 comments:

Reeses Pieces said...

Congrats on another marathon accomplishment. I envy anyone who can even run a 5k. One day I'll get there...maybe!

Looks like "Wicked" was a fun night. I think I'm the only one who has never seen it. I'm waiting in line to get tickets here in Memphis. Wish me luck!

Daily Jot & Tittle said...

I love your family picture on your blog...that will be your favorite when everyone is grown up and you are wishing you were back in that moment again. It makes me want to get family pictures. Great! I'm proud of you girls for doing the 1/2!! Good work! You are the most dedicated person I know!

Jay and Bec said...

I am so impressed Brittany!! The difference between you and me is that you actually DO.. I just DREAM! Great job, what an accomplishment!

Brianne-zam said...

You guys are AMAZING! Please send some motivation my way:-) I'm sure your in the best shape of your life:-) We've got to compare notes on raising 3 boys. Do you hit the wall about 3:30 or is it just me? Miss you.
Briana