Let's admit it.
I am a half marathon addict.
I'm searching for them year round.
I sign up for them way ahead so I can get them for the cheapest price available.
Well along comes June 1st.
The only half marathon in the whole state of Utah that I could find was the Thelma and Louise, down in Moab, 4 hours away. It was a pricey race even with early bird pricing. I've been to Moab already twice this year and will be going again in the Fall for a trail marathon. So I decided not to head down to this one. So that left me with a big dilemma.
No race to run.
What was I going to do?
I can't imagine a Saturday without a race.
No bus pick up, no portapotties, no pre-race jitters, no medals and shirts, no standing around for an hour and a half waiting for a race to start.
How would I manage not getting to experience all of this?
I just hopped onto Utah Running Guide.com Facebook group page and organized my own, inviting anyone and everyone that wanted to join me. I wasn't sure if I would get 2 people or 25 people. The Facebook group page has over 1500 members on it. I told everyone to meet at the mouth of the canyon at 7:00 am and we would take my son's truck and haul everybody up the canyon 10 miles away. There were 7 of us total going to run and we all squished into the truck. 8 people (including my hubby) in a truck is pretty awesome. Of course our entire conversation up to the starting area revolved around running. AWESOME! My kind hubby drove us up there and took our photo and then said goodbye and left.
Mile 1 - 9:12
Mile 2 - 9:20
Mile 3 - 9:28
Mile 4 - 9:18
Mile 5 - 11:31 (pit stop-me)
Mile 6 - 9:50
Mile 7 - 11:14 (pit stop-Hilary)
Mile 8 - 9:44
Mile 9 - 9:45
Mile 10 - 10:20
Mile 11 - 11:19
Mile 12 - 10:18
Mile 13 - 10:27 Half Marathon 2:12:45
Mile 14 - 11:12
Total run 2:23:57
I think I need to run this canyon again. This was just way too much fun! Who wants to go with me next time?