Started the morning by waking up at 3:45am…
yup… that early.
I was terrified to hit the snooze button and not wake up on time.
I made a small pot of coffee
*side note… I am MOST definitely turning into my Mother. she can not go running without her coffee first*
drank my coffee (not my usual 6-8 cups, just 1-2 cups, lol), got dressed, and headed to my Mom’s.
Once we all checked our bags (and then double checked) to make sure we had all of our gear, we were out the door and on our way to the buses.
me, momma, lindsay, and michelle
woo hoo!!! we’re (more like, just me) SOOO excited for the race!
once we hopped on the bus, we were on our way up to the top of the canyon.
the bus took us all the way to the start line, usually they drop us off 3/4 mile down so they can turn around.
not complaining… we got to the portapotties faster. 😉
We got to hang out and chat a little with other runners.
my super awesome friend, Rachelle, kicked Hobble Creek’s ass and ran up 7 miles from the golf course so she could pace me for the race. Josh and I had briefly chatted about him running with us, but I knew once we started… I wouldn’t see him again. and… that’s how it happened. My Mom was gonna run with us, but once we started, Rachelle and I split left and she split right and she got ahead of us and I just couldn’t (and wasn’t wanting to try, honestly) to catch her. We had her in our sights for the first 7-8 miles though.
we started off with a great pace, just under 8:00, but then… tragedy struck…
|JOSH! PAY ATTENTION!|
also… Joshie killed it with a time of 1:40!
Lindsay, Rachelle, me, Momma, Poshie!
I even saw Monica (who calls herself my “stalker”)
and got to hoot & holler for her!
(she rode by me at UV Marathon and said she was a blog reader.) LOL. 🙂
Then it was time to get Michelle to the finish line. Her hubby, Brent, and her son, Korbin, were there with her niece, Tanya and her girls. I kept telling Korbin, he HAD to run his Mom in.
When I saw her coming I took off towards her and made her run the whole way in. 2 of Tanya’s girls ran with us and somehow I convinced Korbin to come too! Michelle finished in 2:45.
(which I’m pretty sure is a PR for her!)
LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO MY FREAKIN’ ROCKSTAR, SUPER AWESOME, SUPER SPEEDY MOMMA!
SHE TOOK 2ND PLACE IN HER AGE GROUP!
and PR’d by 2 minutes for a final time of 1:46!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so so so so so so so PROUD of her! 🙂
the whole group!
now that I’ve had a day to think about it, I really am okay with how I raced yesterday. I should have been smarter with hydration and gels, but overall, I still kicked butt. 2 years ago I only dreamed of running a sub 2:00 half marathon. and now… I’ve run 4 sub 2:00 half’s. I can’t expect to always PR at a race. I had the most fun being there for Lindsay and Michelle and helping them get across the finish line. I need to get “that” back. That feeling of accomplishment, regardless of time or pace. I just need to have fun. And I am LOVING the fact that I see more and more familiar faces when I’m racing. I love that I’ve made so many friends with running and blogging. It’s great to be able to have so many friends that are SO supportive and understand the obsession with running! 🙂
that being said… I still want a sub 4:00 finish at St George, but I am SO SO SO looking forward to our Tinkerbell Half Marathon where we it’s all about the RunDisney experience and not so focused on time or getting a PR.
Anyone else race Hobble Creek yesterday?
any great long runs or other races??