Thursday, November 1, 2007

The MARATHON!!!!!!

What a blast! I have spent the last six months training my guts out, yes I said my guts out!!
I was up EVERY Saturday before the sun out there running. I trained with a group called salt lake fit. I wouldn't have made it without them! Best coaches and people in the valley!

I made some of the best friends I will ever have. We have spent hours together running and talking. And getting each other through the tough days when you wanted to just lay there on the ground and bake in the sun:)What an amazing group of people!

This is Jamie, love her!! She ran last year so any doubt or questions I had, she was there for me.
She lived close by so we ran together three days a week and she joined me in a 6am yoga on the non-running days!
We ended up with matching shoes and decided that we were meant to be BFF! ;) This is us at the after party showing off our awesome calf muscles!

These are my girls, I love them! Adrienne, Jamie, and Wendy. We depended on each other, and most importantly got each other through the LONG HOT runs! There were days when we coudn't believe that we were really out there running 20+miles. When someone was down we all pulled together to get through! And just look at us: 5 hours after the marathon, what an accomplishment. We are all so proud of each other but especially of ourselves! WE DID IT!!
oh, if you are wondering my time: 4:38:19 I am happy with it!
Will I do it again? YES, I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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April Austin said...

I can't believe you did it! I so wish you were here so you could push me to run. I hate it...and I suck at it as well. And I know that will get better but I need you here to motivate me. You are amazing! Big congrats on such a huge accomplishment.

Brett + Kristin said...

What a STUD!!! Wow, that is REALLY impressive. The best part is the pics only a few hours after having run the race. You are all standing there all pretty & smiley. Aren't you supposed to be dead asleep and not able to move from soreness after such a feat? Way to go and that is awesome that you want to do it again!

Stina said...

Congrats on the marathon! I think you're who got the ball rolling with me doing mine. We'll have to get together and compare stories. I'm planning on SL in April--which one are you doing next?

Alexandra W said...

Awesome Loni, that is a HUGE accomplishment. That takes a lot of strength and dedication and I admire you for that :) Good luck on the next one, and congratulations once again!