Sunday, August 10, 2008

13.1 or BUST!!!

In preparation for the Hood to Coast relay coming up in 12 days....I decided to run the Provo River Half Marathon yesterday and what an experience it was. Here are just some highlights of the day:

  • Waking up at 3:45 am to feed Mia and out the door by 4:15 to catch the bus in Provo by 4:45
  • Arriving at South Fork Canyon at 5:30 am and waiting for the race to start at 6:30 in the freezing cold (I wasn't expecting it to be so chili)
  • Uhhh.....witnessing runners choosing not to stop off and use the outhouses along the way and doing the alternative.....not stopping at all (if you've ever run a marathon, you know what I'm talking about and it's not a pretty sight)
  • Seeing Bryan and Mia at the finish line cheering me on
  • Nursing the MANY blisters on my poor feet

All in all, it was a good experience. It feels good to finally get back into the running groove. Hood to Coast.....here I come!

31 comments:

The Cavalieri Family said...

marcae,
you are awesome. If only Lassa could see you now! Now I have never ran a marathon, but if your talking about what I think you are talking about- that's nasty. I hope I get to see that little chick of yours in person sometime. She is so dang cute.

Liz - Jess said...

You don't know me, but I clicked on your blog from Nicole Cavalieri's to see if I knew you and read this post. I just had to say I admire a girl that can run a half marathon, let alone a marathon. You go girl!! Also, your baby does not look very old, how on earth were you able to train so quickly?? AMAZING!!

Kent said...

Way to go! You are going to love the Hood to Coast race I am sure. Those relay races are so great!

The Dumas Family said...

I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THAT. YOU'RE SUCH A STINKER FOR NOT TELLING ME ABOUT YOUR REAL WEEKEND! I'M SO PROUD OF YOU AND AMAZED BY YOUR ABILITY JUST 3 MONTHS AFTER A BABY. YOU'RE AMAZING.

Meladie said...

Marcae good for you! I think that's way awesome and you look AMAZING! Good luck with your next one!

Marrdy said...

Congratulations on your finish. I am impressed!! Plus those outhouses are very important. Makes the race unpleasant when others pass them by.

Sweet Pickles said...

Way to go! I couldn't even run from here to your house, so I'm always impressed with runners! And that is so yucky about the non outhouse users. I'm sure it makes better time, but there has to be a line, and that would be it for me. At least put on some depends or something.

Stephanie said...

Congrats!!! We are excited for Hood to Coast! See you in a 10 days!

Teeples Family said...

Way to go Marcae! What a woman!!! There is no way that I could ever do that. You look so dang good too. Good luck gettin ready for your Hood to Coast that's comin up.

Miranda said...

Yay! Way to go, Marc! Sure love ya.

Jen said...

You are amazing woman!!! What a great accomplishment. I couldn't run one mile let alone 13! Good luck on the Hood to Coast run, it will be beautiful!

Mandie said...

Congratulations, you rock! I so wish I could run still. Good luck at Hood to Coast, it's gonna be awesome.

ali said...

Marcae, you are awesome. Thanks for the comments on my blog and if you guys plan a trip, I will so be there.

Brynnly said...

Congrats! That is so great! Very impressed! Good luck with the next one!

Gourley Family said...

Wow, I am impressed! That is amazing to run a half marathon or a marathon! That is pretty gross that they do not stop. I can imagine not pretty or fun-smelling either. Lets be honest- that is disgusting! But great job on the race! Glad that we observe better hygiene then others!

The Hawaiian Howells said...

that is so cool, I am so proud of you and you are so freakin skinny! love meg

Kristin Perry said...

You're amazing. I seriously thought about running it with you, and sorry I never returned your email, but I had my class reunion that day and registration for it was closed when I got on for it. You look great. I had a few friends in our ward do it and they said it was pretty poorly staffed but other than that it was great. You look amazing. Good luck on the hood the coast. We need to hang out soon. What are you guys doing on Friday?

ryanfam said...

Marcae,
I'm freaking out! How do you do it and what training are you incorporating? I'm only runinng 5ks and I feel like dyin sometimes. Seriously, I can't even believe how amazing you look. Where is the sweat?
I just want you to know in all seriousness that I look up to you so much for being so strong and gettn r done. Running is so hard but it is so invigorating at the same time.
Let me know when you can what you do to prepare and you better believe I am rootin you on for the Hood race!
Your unbelievable(like the song) he he

John and Kassie said...

Way to go Marcae! I am amazed at women like you that pop a baby out and then look so great just a few months later! I am excited for you on your next race----and I will definitely join you for a 5K next year---but don't know how you complete 13.1---AMAZING!

Nick Scott Family said...

Watch out Hood to Coast Race - here comes Marcae! You're amazing! I am still not a runner - help!!!!
PS - we missed you last night. Hope you had fun with your family.

Vanes said...

You go GIRL!! How are you THAT in shape already after just barely having a babe? I'm still using the baby excuse for not being in shape and Bella is 14 months old!

Simmons Family: said...

First off... I am Andrea, mom to Kamryn (my super healthy 8yr old) and Owen, my HLHS 6mo old. I read your complete blog journal and feel in love with your little Angel Kate. I was just catching up with the IHH updated emails and saw that you joined and just found your NEW ROSENVAL blog and met your new addition Mia. How adorable she is!!

Ok... now that the introduction is done.. I just wanted to say I am amazed that you ran a marathon after just having a baby not so long ago. You have inspired me :).

Stop by our blog anytime...simmonsfamilyupdate.blogspot.com -- I added you to my blogroll...hope you don't mind?

Andrea

katie said...

You are amazing! How can you look that good after running a 1/2 marathon!!! No fair. To make the experience perfect you were able to see some "investments" made along the way. I heard or started the rumor that runners truly do make good investments.

The Gilleland Family said...

Marcae, I can't believe you. I have been wanting to run in a marathon, but I really don't think I can. The thought of even doing a 5K makes me sick. But it might happen some day. Your family is so cute and after reading your blog, you truly are an amazing mom.

The Faddis Family said...

You inspire me... I'm amazed that you are already back into running... I would've used such a little baby for an excuse... but you look awesome, and I want to know how you trained so quickly... 13 miles is rough if you ask me.

The Ryan Family said...

You are some-kind-a-trooper! Jen has run several "half's" and I know what a commitment it is to train etc... Congrats!

Schofield's said...

Way to go! There's nothing like the feeling of crossing that finish line and being done! Tom is training for the St. George marathon and I hope he chooses to use the outhouses. :)

Treo Sanders said...

Hi my love. Way to go on the running. DIDO to what everyone else has said. You Look amamzing and you know I think your a hottie w a naughty body. Jaylee doesn't fit in that outfit yet and probly wont for quit sometime. We'll just have to squeeze Mia into it when Jaylee fits into hers. I took her in yesterday to get her shots and she weighs 9 lbs now. What a lug huh.
Love you.. I'll call ya later tonight or tomorrow.

Chrispy Critter said...

You are my hero!! That is awesome!

Lacey said...

Your amazing, what can I say.
You're already gone, but good luck with the run! You've gotta to come to Moab with me....Do I need to start begging yet??

The Strand Family said...

You look soooo GREAT! WOW :) You are one in shape chick! Rock on!!!