Monday, June 13, 2011

My First 1/2 Marathon!

So after Amber had Kaiden, she wanted to find some fun way to get back in shape so, we decided to try a half marathon.  Amber, Spencer, and I signed up for the Utah Valley Half Marathon back in April.  Although I didn't end up having too much time to train, it ended up being awesome!  It was easier than I thought it would be and I loved the atmosphere!  I finished 13.1 miles in 1 hour 41 minutes and 29 seconds, at an average pace of 7 minutes and 45 seconds a mile.  I was the 138th person to cross the finish line and took 5th in my age division and actually won a plaque!  The worst part about the whole experience was having to get up at 3:30 so we could ride a bus up to the starting line.  We started just north of the Sundance turn off up Provo Canyon and ended at the Provo Tabernacle.  They had porta-potties, water, Powerade and fruit every two miles and at the finish line.  It was tons of fun and I hope to eventually be able to do a full marathon.....but we will see ha!

Chris looked down for a second and missed me running least he got my backside ha!

The three of us at the finish line