March 11, 2008

...race recap...

so i completed my first official 1/2 marathon in moab last weekend...and really loved it! i never thought in a million years that i would ever be someone who loved running, but it's quickly turning into a passion & i love the challenge. here i am before the race started...it was freezing outside by the way.


and here i am reenacting my finish...yes that's right...reenacting it. i was probably the only runner that heather & meliss missed, so i ran through twice to get some pictures...kindof embarrassing.



crossing the finish line!! woo hoo!! i finished in 2:01:59...which i was happy about. my knees have been giving me problems the last couple of weeks, and i think i hurt them even more after this race. i seriously thought my leg was just going to give out on me completely...but i finished & am hoping that i can still run the marathon next month. we'll see how these legs of mine hold up!


my supporters!! heather was supposed to be running with me...i was very sad she couldn't run. we've been training together up until 2 weeks ago when she got shin splints...i'm hoping her body will be better in time for the st. george marathon in october. running is always more fun when you can run with someone like your sister...so i can't wait for her to get better!


and melissa came along for the pure excitement of it all...and actually she's the one who made it exciting! without her, i don't think i would have ever even made it to moab...she's practically a moab native. it was a short, but fun weekend...so thanks again girls, you're the best! :)

14 comments:

Jeff and Kandis said...

congrats, i am so proud of you thats not easy. I ded a half marathon a couple years ago and it about killed me.

amberbuck said...

You go girl! That is quite an accomplishment and you did it in great time! I hope to become a runner after this baby comes out, i know its such a great way to get in shape! If only I could look as good as you after running that long!!!

Shelley said...

GO LYNDS!! If you did the 1/2 in 2hours, you will do awesome in the marathon...don't you hate knee pain?!? And by the way....YOU LOOK SOOOOOOOOOOO SKINNY! That's IT. I'm putting on my running shoes right now.....gotta go!

Nicole said...

You are awesome girl! I have always hated running myself, maybe I should give it another try. Maybe after kids you end up loving it because its the only peace and quiet you get! Haha. Great job! And I agree with Shelley- you look amazing!

Melissa Allred said...

Cute pictures!!! They look quite natural i might add! You look great! Im so glad you did it! I knew you would! Congratulations again!!! That was lots of fun!

Kristen said...

Lyndsie!!!! I am sooo proud of you! I hope your knee feels better soon. Mine is still messed up but I have been going to an awesome chiropractor who works miracles so if you need one let me know and I can give you his name! You are awesome and amazing girl!

Francis Family said...

Way to go Lydns! What an accomplishment! You look great! What a fun goal- can't wait to see you do the 'big' race!

RaeAnn and Paul said...

Yaya for you! You have officially inspired me!

Skidmore Family said...

I really think it's so awesome that you ran the race-especially after it was such a hassle to get down there and your sister couldn't run with you. I loved the re-enactment; it was perfect and you'd never know it wasn't real :)

Thanks for going to that photo seminar with me the other night-too bad it was over both our heads which is too funny considering that's what I have my degree in!

Fuller Family said...

I love the pictures! You look great. I am so happy that you finished even with your injury. I really am hoping for the St. George with all of us. I hope your knees get better soon!

benseyleb (really just lynsey is typing) said...

congratulations lyndsie! that is awesome & i hope those knees get better in time to do the full marathon. take lots of flax seed oil & buy some BIOFREEZE (it's cheaper off of amazon). that stuff works miracles on sore muscles & aches. i even use it on my neck & back for migraines sometimes! it saved ben's body after he ran the SL marathon.

Denise said...

Lynds, you did it! Way to make us proud!

elizabeth said...

a. I've never seen anyone so happy running a marathon!! Way to go Lynds!!

b. Have a told you I love your haircut

c. I agree-Melissa will make anything more fun!!!!

Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

way to go! congrats. what an accomplishment. That's so awesome you love to run and you did so well.