Sunday, October 2, 2016

st george marathon.

You guys!! I have dreamed of qualifying for the Boston Marathon for a long time, but had serious doubts that I actually ever would or could. The training, the time, etc - it just seemed daunting. I have never followed a training program before- or ever truly tried for a specific time in a race. I've wanted to do well, of course, but stalking your watch trying for a time is a different story. When a girlfriend of mine and I decided to sign up for St. George, I told myself I was going to follow a training plan! I wanted to shoot for a good time, not just to finish the marathon as I have before. 
3 hours 32 minutes and 17 seconds 
*insert tears here*
I have qualified for the 2018 Boston Marathon. 
I still can not believe it happened. 
This course was way more difficult than I thought it was going to be after looking at the map- even though I had many people who have run it several times try and warn me. It's a net downhill but you get some wicked hills throughout that shoot your quads. You work every muscle in your legs with this course's elevation. uuupppp...doooowwwn....uuuuppp....dooowwwn.
night before!
at the buses by 5am to ride to the start! 

start line!
about mile 14 I think
When I crossed the finish line and realized what the time on my watch said I instantly threw my hands up over my face and cried.
This girly weekend came at just the right time and was exactly what I needed on so many levels. I love my friend, Mel, and after this weekend I love her even more.
Post race involved sitting here for a couple hours while downing just about every junk food/drink we could possibly think of
 Thank you St George for a race I won't every forget and will always have a special place in my heart- my first BQ. 

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