That’s how many miles I ran on Sunday. Nat and I ran the Denver 1/2 Marathon and it was awesome! We started training about mid July, and in some ways it’s hard to believe it’s over. I loved the challenge of each week pushing your body to go farther and/or faster than you’ve ever gone before. It was also pretty amazing to run with 9500 other people who had been training for the same goal. For the weeks leading up to the race Blake decided to stop sleeping through the night and I got sick. So, at first I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get to train as hard as I would have liked. And poor Nat caught Bronchitis just a few days before the race. But we both decided we would just do our best and enjoy ourselves. I think having a more relaxed attitude helped us have more fun, and in the end we both did just about as well as we could have hoped. Can’t wait to run another one!
If Nat looks a little pale in the pic, it’s because she is! Bronchitis and running 13 miles is a little taxing on the respiratory system!
Carlie also came out for the weekend and it was great to get some sister time. We went shopping, watched movies, and talked to our hearts content. And Rusty sure was glad to have Carlie’s help with the kids at the race. It wasn’t long enough, but it was so fun to have both my sisters here.