Tuesday, August 10, 2010

marathon #13.... and other stuff

Why yes, I am a blog slacker.

I had a fabulous trip to Utah.... of course. It couldn't be anything but fabulous. I was able to see plenty of family and friends. My cup (heart) was running over with joy by the time I went home.

Just a few things we did... bullet point version.

* Sisters retreat. (I have 6 sisters, 2 sister in laws and a wonderful mother, and 1 niece that made it this year for our 10Th annual retreat in southern Utah.)

* Hiked Angels Landing at Zion National

* Saw "Tarzan" at the outdoor theater (H.O.T)

* met up with this amazing lady (Stacy).... most of you know her as Runner Girl. Check her out. She is amazing. We were able to have dinner, chat it up and she came with us to see "Tarzan"

* Swim with lots of cousins

* Lunch out with family members

* Do plenty of hair cuts

* Play Bunco with my twin sisters group of lady friends

* Run my 13Th marathon with my older sister, Maria. It was fabulous. We had such a great time. I loved every minute of this marathon. OK, the last mile was torture for me. Hot, and I was hitting the wall fast.

* girls night out.... miss my peeps

* date night with my hubby and his family members.... I was missing him after a week and a half

* My hubby's sister is a photographer and she took our family pictures. They turned out great....
Here are some pictures of the Deseret News marathon (in Salt Lake City) I ran with my sister. It was an early start, very DOWNhill, It got super hot toward the end of the race, but all in all, I loved it. Of course this may have something to do with the fact that my hubby, twin sister and niece met us along the course at 3 different spots and gave us ICE cold water, Gatorade and salty treats. Between the two of us, we ended up stopping 7 times along the course. We were not in any kind of a hurry to get to the finish line. We enjoyed being together and running a race TOGETHER for the first time. We still managed to finish in 4:08. I was pretty pleased with our time. Here I am catching ICE that my sister was throwing at us as we approached. YUM-
Here we are at the finish line. Hot and very sweaty.... and very happy to have crossed the finish line together.

18 comments:

Adrienne said...

Sounds like a CRAZY busy but fun vacation. Nice job on your marathon. Seriously so inspiring. :)

Lisa said...

13 marathons! That is awesome. Congratulations!

I love your family photo. Your youngest looks like she has a bit of an attitude. ;-)

Sounds like a great trip!!

Denise said...

sounds like a fabulous trip!! congrats on another marathon...and a very memorable one!

Marlene said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! Congrats on #13 with your sister!

Oz Runner said...

can't beat time with family and friends...and great job on #13!

Jamie said...

Sounds like a fantastic time with the family! Great job on another marathon!

The Happy Runner said...

Really looks like a great trip! Congrats on #13.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

still so cool to run with your sis and man what a great family picture!!

Lacy said...

awesome!
I love the family picture!

Fair Weather Runner said...

congrats on marathon #13, that's awesome you got to run it with your sister!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Girl - first - I LOVE Utah and I'm jealous. Ran my pr at St. George last Oct.and BQ'ed so St. George will always hold a SPECIAL place in my heart. We attempted Angels Landing, but I couldn't make it up the last part. SCARY!

FLYERS26 said...

What a vacation!
Congrats on the marathon!

Laura said...

Great vacation and congrats on #13!

zbsports said...

Seems everybody is happy with their run and report. Nice job to all the participants!!!

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Jenn said...

Great vacation! Great pics! You look like you're having way too much fun to be running a marathon! Great memories to run with your sis! Congrats

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Your trip sounds interesting and fun...So great that your having a good time...

Amy Lindstrom ~ YourLifeUncommon.com said...

OK, now you totally inspire me! This is one thing I would LOVE to accomplish someday! You can be my inspiration for that!

Thank you for your SO sweet comment today! I totally made my day. I am struggling to get over a kidney infection that won't quit and I have felt a little down today, but you totally made me smile!

Thanks SO SO much! :)