Friday, July 9, 2010

Des News marathon

In 2 weeks I am running the Deseret News marathon in Salt Lake City. That's right folks..... a July 24Th marathon in Utah. What the heck was I thinking? Oh that's right. Vacation+Sister+marathon= awesomeness. Can you tell I am super stoked about running #13 with my super cool older sister?!?! She is only older by 16 months, but she is still older. This is Maria while running her last 50 miler.... yes, that is snow behind her.
She is amazing. Maria just recently ran her 4Th 50 mile Ultra marathon. She inspires me everyday to be a better mother, sister, wife, friend and runner. If you have been reading my previous posts, you will wonder what happened to the twin sister, who was also suppose to be running this marathon with us, as her first 26.2..... well, let's just say ITB... ya, sucks.



This marathon takes place on one of the hottest days of the year for Utah. It also happens to be on a state Holiday, so the last few miles are run down a huge parade route. The race starts up the canyon, so it will be about 50 degrees to start, but will warm up quickly. It is a fairly small marathon. I think I read somewhere that it only has about 500 runners each year. Needless to say, I am still very excited and feel ready. Well, after tomorrow's 22 miler, I will feel ready. Hope the humidity stays low. Good luck to all you runners racing this weekend.


14 comments:

Marlene said...

Sooo exciting!!! You are going to have so much fun visintg and running with your sister!

Anne said...

Good luck with your 22 miles tomorrow...I'm sure you'll do great.

How cool that you're running a marathon with your sister :)

abbi said...

Good luck on your 22 miler! Very cool that you are running the marathon with your sister. My much more experienced sister will be running with me in my first marathon later this year! Yay for sisterly running!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

AWESOME! wow 3 50 milers, way to go BIG Siss. My sister and I are 18 months apart...

You have this...even if you will be HOT

Adrienne said...

You will do awesome! It's a small marathon but fun and historical if you think about the pioneers coming over the mountain and heading into the valley. Pretty cool. Especially the sunrise. Enjoy.

Lacy said...

Just think of all the toxins you'll sweat out! It'll be better than a spa treatment.
Most impressive family stats!
Have a great time, stay cool!

Jill said...

I hope the 22er went well...and that's so exciting to run #13 with your amazing sister! I ran Park City last year and it...got...very...hot, but it was also so much fun! I've heard great things about Desert News :).

Jamie said...

Sounds awesome! Good luck with #13 and have a great time with your sister!

Denise said...

sounds like it's going to be a great race!! hydrate well!

Stacey said...

I'm so excited too! I love that marathon..it is hot though. Excited to run with you...or follow far behind you..(:

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ohhh a parade route...so cool!! you are going to have sooo much fun!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

You are a brave woman to run on the 24th. I love the Provo Freedom Run because it goes along the parade route. Have a great time with your sister!!

Staci Dombroski said...

I hope you had a great time!!!

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