Thursday, June 25, 2009

Call Me Crazy

Last September we went to Bryce Canyon with Jeff's parents and Jeff's dad told us about a half marathon they do up there. He said we had just missed it and that it is pretty much all downhill. When I crossed the finish line of the St. George half marathon, I swore I would never do another one. It felt really good to accomplish a goal and work so hard for it, but I just didn't believe anyone's body was made to run 13 miles (much less 26 for a full marathon).

A few weeks ago, I was remembering what Jeff's dad had told us about the Bryce Canyon Half Marathon. I guess running is kind of like child birth. Talk to a woman right after she pops a kid out, and she'll swear it's her last. Give her a year or two, and she starts thinking it wasn't really that bad. I started thinking, "I could run another half marathon. It really wasn't THAT bad." "It's all downhill. I could handle that." and then I told myself this: "I'll just check online, and if I didn't miss this year's race, I'll sign up."

Well, I haven't missed this year's race. It is on July 18th, and I'm signed up. Jeff's even said he'll run it with me if I sign him up. While training for my last half marathon, I would run hills every Wednesday, at least 5 miles 4 times a week with 7-10 miles on Saturday. I'm not doing that this time. I'm really not even training for it other than my normal running schedule. We'll see how I do. The race starts at 6:00 in the morning which means we'll be waking up at 3:30 to make it there on time. I'm actually really excited for it especially if Jeff ends up running it with me.


Wish us luck!

6 comments:

jlthomas said...

You're amazing! Good Luck!

Rebecca said...

You are crazy.

The Cox Crew said...

Awesome. Jeff used to be a track star, but that was then and this is now. GOOD LUCK!!!

jlthomas said...

I once wanted to run a marathon at some point in my life, but the longest I've ever done is a 10K. I don't think I'll ever do a marathon, but maybe using your inspiration I'll train for a half marathon someday.

Jacob

Kim said...

You are not only crazy--you are insane and now I think Jeff is, too! Who in their right mind would do that to their body?

Cade & Leslie said...

thats awesome sar!! you run.