Monday, October 5, 2009

st. george marathon

we went to st. george, utah this weekend for yet another marathon.
it was short and sweet.
we left thursday morning and were back in arizona by saturday night.
the marathon was saturday morning.
start time 6:45 am... that is 5:45 az time.
not to mention we woke up at 3:30 az time to catch the shuttle up to the start.
it was frigid cold and i couldn't even feel my feet for the first couple of miles.

eden turned 10 months old while we were there.
jack on the rock wall at the expo.

we stayed at my friend audree's place.
it was quite lovely.
between killing ant piles in front of the house and playing in the stream behind the house,
i think the kids had there fair share of fun.

after the race, ava ran up to me and give the biggest leg hug ever.
it felt really good.
i was so glad that my whole family was there.
i think i loved this race.
it may be that i got my best time ever. (3:45:34) 
{i crushed my old record by 14 minutes}
or that i got to see my kids cheering me on throughout the course even thought it was cold and early.
or that i just felt more energized than i have in any other marathon.

or maybe it was just all of the above.


The Phelps said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome and amazing time. I wish we could have come down and watched you run it, but we were watching my cousins three kiddos while he and his wife ran. You almost inspire me to want to run another marathon myself!

Lindsay Brummer said...

GREAT JOB! You are such a rock star ; ) and your kids are beautiful.

The Hall Family said...

You are awesome Deb!!

Dior said...

WAY TO GO. I think it took me as long to run the half marathon as it did for you to run a whole marathon!!! Ha ha!! Way to Go!! Great Pictures.

Kaylani said...

wow. that's all. WOW! i'm way impressed.

SHANNON said...

Marathon-WOW!! Congrats, what a awesome time!! And you look amazing after having three KIDS!!

Melissa said...

DEB!!! You did it! And 14 mins faster, YEAH!! It sounds like the extra training paid off! You are my Hero!