Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hobble Creek Half

Today, Whitney, Ben and I, all ran in the Hobble Creek Half Marathon, which was actually my first half marathon. It was great fun. It actually was a really great race. Whit and I started out together, while Ben sprinted on ahead of us. By the way, Ben finished in like and hour and 38 minutes!!!! Way to go Ben. Apparently, he didn't even really train, just think of what he could accomplish if he put some effort into it! So yeah, the first 8 miles FLEW by, which was fabulous. Whit stopped at about mile 6 or 7 to use the bathroom, and I went on ahead, and finished by myself. I felt great until about mile 10, when my stomach started hurting pretty badly. I kept going though, and was so proud of myself for pushing through it and not stopping like I SO wanted to. I felt like I finished strong, coming in about 3 minutes before my goal time of 2:11 (which would be 10 minute miles, I just wanted to get under 10 minute miles). My gun time was 2:09, but my actual time from my watch, when I crossed the start and finish lines, was 2:08:16. Yay! Way to go me. Oh, and FYI, not that any of you care, I decided not to do the Steamtown Marathon that I was going to do in October. I decided to wait a couple more months since we're moving, and all that good stuff, and I didn't really feel like stressing myself out. Ok, that's all. I think I will go eat some brownies or something, now, because I, deserve them! :)
And... a cute picture, just because. Look at Sayer, he has been practicing sucking his thumb. He is so cute!!

15 comments:

Rachelle Carling said...

Way to go! I love the Hobble Creek trail. What a great accomplishment and so fun to beat a goal. You are such an inspiration to get going again! Congrats!

DaNae said...

Nice Job! I have heard awesome things about that race. Ok, so jealous of your garmin watch! Do you like it? And I was thinking about getting a running skirt like that...do you prefer those over shorts?

Lant Family said...

Good job!! I can't believe you just had a baby a couple of months ago. You look great and are already running 1/2 marathons.

Nate, Morgan, Asher and Sayer said...

DaNae~ i LOVE my garmin. it has been invaluable for training. i also love my running skirts. that one is from target. i have actually only run in spandex (skirts and pants), so i don't really know if i like them better than shorts, as I have never really tried running shorts. i am going to get some though, as i would like to try them.

Julia said...

congratulations!! such an inspirational momma. :)

Bethanne said...

Seriously pat on your back. What are you going to do in NYC? Will you find a good, safe route to use for training? You are indeed amazing!

Michal Thompson said...

You are on a role. Way to go. I haven't done a 1/2 yet, but am doing two next month. Smart to wait on the other race. Moving can be stressful- more emotionally!

Heidi said...

You are so impressive with all your running! I can't run for the life of me so that always impresses me when it comes so easy to others.

Max is totally sucking on his thumb too. I think it is so funny

Jillian said...

Good job, family! I love Asher playing with Whit's watch. What is it with babies and anything electrical?

buhlersdayoff said...

way to go I am so impressed!! That ogden half I did it in 2 hr 10 so you are now officially my hero!! I love hobble creek my parent's have a cabin up there!!

Kevin and Celeste Christiansen said...

You and Whit are amazing. Good job. My half is next week. Wish me luck:)

whitney said...

yay morg! great first half! you're going to rock your next marathon. thanks for letting us stay with you guys for a last hurrah. it was totally fun.

Lisa said...

Way to be morgan! Hobble Creek Canyon is so pretty!

Corrales Clan said...

Congratulation! I should have gone to the race, but itis hard with a little one. By the way, you look great!

ryan, maren and leah said...

can't wait to see how the move went...we're thinking of you!!