Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Half

Yesterday my sister Jessica and I ran the Halloween Half Marathon in Provo. We started up at Sundance and ended at the Riverwoods. I'm so glad that we did it, even though I'm still sore today. :) We don't know our times yet, but we paced at about 5 mph. We didn't end at exactly the same time, but were close enough that our timing is about the same.

My sister Jess, her friend, and me before the race hanging out in the tent.

Me running... I don't know what mile this was. Probably early on... I LOVED the first five miles. I look funny because it was through her phone running case.

Micah and Lila met me at the end of the race. It was so good to see them and hear them cheer for me. It made it that much more worth it. Thanks for coming, Micah!

(They brought me flowers and attempted to get a picture of me at the end. There were a lot of people standing around and in the way, and he was trying to hold onto Lila at the same time.)

 Jess and me after the race. We got medals that we are both so proud to have.

Overall, it was a really great experience. The worst part? For me personally, it was standing around for THREE hours before the race. My feet started hurting then. We were bussed up to Sundance and packed into a heated tent. It was nice and warm, but because there were so many people they wouldn't let us sit. If you sat down someone came around and said that you needed to stand. Three hours standing on asphalt wasn't the most comfortable, but hey, I survived and I was still able to complete my goal.

My favorite costume of the day... Yzma and Kuzco

When I began my training at the beginning of August, I thought that I would never be interested in doing a full marathon. I even told people that, but now that I have successfully completed a half I do have a new goal. It will not be any time soon though. I'm happy with this accomplishment for now. My next race is actually going to be the Santa Fun Run 5k in Provo on December 1st. I'm really excited. You pay $35 to do it, but they give you a Santa suit that you HAVE to run in. It sounds fun. Anyone who wants to join me is more than welcome! The website is Take a look.


  1. You go girl! I am so impressed! I really should make it a goal just to run a 5k! Maybe I will run the santa one :)

  2. Good for you guys! I really do have a goal to run a 1/2 marathon someday. Maybe next summer, if I can really talk myself into it. We'll see :)

    Yay for you and Jess!!