Saturday, May 23, 2009

1st 1/2



Somehow Carol talked me into running a 1/2 marathon (13.1 miles), and by some miracle I finished it! Last Saturday, Carol and I went and ran the Ogden 1/2 Marathon. It was my first race, and I loved it! The course was awesome, the whole atmosphere was just awesome. The night before we finally went to bed around midnight, and I swear as soon as we closed our eyes, the alarm was ringing (at 4:15-I can't believe I woke up that early to go running). We loaded the bus at 5:00am, and when we arrived at the starting line, we got to wait 1 1/2 hours in freezing cold weather. We were all huddled up against each other freezing, trying to steal a spot closer to the fire (that was probably the funnest part). The race started at 7:00, the first 10 miles were not too bad, but the last 3 kicked my butt, I really wanted to quit, so I was really glad that Carol was running with me and made sure I finished the race. I really wanted to finish under 2 hrs, and that was the goal (um run 13 miles in under 2 hours - I was not too confident in myself), so I was totally excited when we finished at 1:48 (I think it was closer to 1:49, but I'm sticking to 1:48). There were 1295 women running the 1/2 and we came in 89th, pretty cool.
Nancy (Carol's aunt who also ran the 1/2), Carol, and me

7 comments:

John and Sommer Weight Family said...

Your AWESOME!!

Fraser's and Co. said...

WOW!!! I am so impressed!! How is it I didn't even know you were training to do one! Welcome to the running club. try dailymile.com for routes and races and such. YAY... glad you got your goal time. I just hope I can do that well on mine in August on Provo River Trail (you wanna run it?)

julie said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!! You never mentioned anything about this last night!!!! I am so proud of you!!! I am super impressed and admire you beyond measure!!! YOu ARE AMAZING!!!! You go GIRL!!

LaurieJ said...

Woot! Woot!
Suelyn you are a hot momma machine!!
That is an incredible time :-)

Dusty and Carol said...

You did a great job! If it wasn't for you - I would have walked the first couple of miles... I was still FREEZING! We need to get signed up for another one like we keep saying we are going to do!

Nathan and Shanna said...

That is so awesome! I know that I could never do that! WAY TO GO!!

nancy mc said...

Your first race-and you did SO AWESOME! It was fun to meet you. Come anytime!