Saturday, September 5, 2009

13.1 miles down!

I did it! It definitely wasn't easy, but very rewarding as I crossed the balloon covered finish line :-)
blury finish shot

I ran the Spanish Fork, UT half marathon. The weather wasn't the best. When we got to the race site, it was raining pretty good and it was super cold! I had to change what shirt I was wearing and I'm glad that I did! I had goosebumps for the whole race. It warmed up, but I was still freezing and then the intermittent rain didn't help.



The first half of the course had more hills than I expected. I knew there was at least one hill, but there were about 5. They weren't horrible and hills are expected, but it wasn't fun for 7 miles! Anyways, the course was very pretty. There were mountains to one side and then we were running through a lot of farm land. It was beautiful.

back shot... Hey, I wasn't taking the pictures...

Jon was there cheering me on :-) I heart when he's there. It makes the last 1-2 miles of a race better. He met me at the finish and we quickly ran over to get some watermelon and water.

Afterwards, there was a raffle..and... I won something!! Hehe...


I would really like to do another half. I think I might do one in November in St. George, UT (Snow Canyon Half). As for a marathon... it's definitely in my future, but I'm not ready for it at the moment and I'm not afraid to admit it. It'll take a lot more training. If I stay on top of things, I will probably do the Salt Lake City marathon in April 2010 and if that goes okay/doesn't happen I am looking at a marathon in Houston in January 2011. Bring it on :-)

5 comments:

allie said...

Boo-yah! Go C! McKell Gee and I were thinking of you during our run this morning. We got hit with a little rain and wind, but not 13.1 miles worth. Way to go!! :o)

Charlene said...

Great job Crystal! you are looking great!

bethany said...

Congrats!! What a woman!

Clyde J Criddle said...

Very good, Crystal! We're proud of you!

JoSue said...

Way to go!!!! Seriously, does it always have to rain for things like that? So annoying! That's awesome though. Wish I could've ran it with you. I haven't ran at ALL since being here. TOO hot!