Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Half Marathon

I like to refer to this as
'The Race That Almost Wasn't'
Days before I was trying to decide if I should even do this run. Two weeks prior I had ran in The Moab Other Half Marathon, and sooo many things went wrong in that race, that they stuck with me and filled me with doubt. The day before I knew I wanted to run it, even though I would be going the full 13.1 miles without Gabe with me. The morning of, my alarm did not go off, and I was convinced it wouldn't happen. Gabe knew it would haunt me if I didn't try my hardest to get there, so we rushed out the door and headed to Provo. It would require him driving back to Salt Lake and get the kids ready and driving back to Provo again to see me finish, but he was more than happy to do it, in fact, he was pushing me out the door when I was seriously upset at myself for letting this happen and trying to decide how I was going to handle letting myself down. I will give a more in depth blog post on the race on my own personal weight loss blog, but for now, lets just say that I am SO HAPPY that I got my butt out the door that morning and I made myself proud, which isn't something I can say I do very often.

These are the moments I live for. Seeing the face of a smiling 6 year old who thinks his Mommy is amazing, no matter what. I can not explain what it feels like to be tired and worn out at this point of running 12 miles already, only to look up and see my family there holding homemade signs and cheering me on. You feel amazing and happy, and like everything you went through up until that moment lead you to them....just waiting to see you.

It is really hard to get a good picture when you are running,
but this one at least shows my cute Bumble Bee costume.

There are so many reasons this was the perfect race for me.....
Halloween Half Marathon (my favorite holiday)
Wearing Costumes=FUN!!
Letting go of my self doubt for one morning
Beautiful Leaves in Yellow, Orange and Red surrounding me
Waterfalls
Crisp Fall Air, but not too cold
THE coolest Race Shirt I have received
THE coolest Finishers Medal I have EVER SEEN
A new p/r....... 2:21:30
What a Beautiful Day!!

1 comment:

  1. Heather you are such an inspiration!!! Keep kicking ass!

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