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Rex E Lee 10k - March 2011
I had to check the "Do the Rex Lee Run" box off my BEFORE I GRADUATE FROM BYU list while I still could. I admit it- I did it for the stylish t-shirt. Bonnie and I had a grand time pretending we were back on one of our old pre-marriage runs.
Heber Valley Bike to Bike Race 100k - Sept 2010
There are good and fun and enjoyable races out there, but for me this one was anything but. As you can see from the logo, this race was up and down the mountains, and I hate hills. The only bright spot was when Zach fell and had to stuff a bright yellow cap into his shorts to cover the hole on his rear-ender.
Top of Utah Half Marathon - Aug 2010
This race was a bit of a suprise for me. I knew that I was woefully unprepared (the most I'd ever run at one time was a 10k) and we were just returning from living at sea level in Washington DC all summer. I was now to run twice as far at 5,100 feet. Much to my astonishment, with the help of a very patient Zach, I managed to plod through the whole thing without a stop. We were almost passed by the speed walkers, but I still finished.
Now that the pain in my muscles is gone, I have very fond memories looking back on my first half marathon.
Kokopelli Sprint Triathlon - Sept 2010
After I agreed to do a half marathon with Zach, he agreed to do a sprint triathlon with me. He did AMAZING. Proof that he's good at pretty much any physical activity he tries. He even creamed the swim with the help of a very buyouant wet suit that kept his extremely dense muscle mass from sinking to the bottom of the lake.
I on the other hand, popped a tire within the first half mile of the bike and although I had recently had a dad tutorial on changing my own tire (finally) it took quite a while and my time certainly reflected it! Still, I was extremely proud of Zach and wish I'd thought to bring a camera.
SLC Century Bike Race - May 2010
This was Zach and I’s first race together with his brand new road bike (thanks Mom and Dad for the sahweet wedding present!) and epic is the only way to describe it. Because bike races last several hours, there is plenty of time to enjoy the different levels and areas of soreness as you go along. Powered by Red Vines and Gatorade, we finished the 67 miles BEFORE my parents finished the 100 miler, which is harder than it sounds- those guys are FAST!
They even had massages at the end with masseuses that didn’t seem to mind how sweaty and dirty I was, or that I hadn’t shaved for several days. Those are true professionals.
BYU Splash'n'Dash - March 2010
Swimming was my life in high school, and you can always pick the swimmers out of the racers because while we may be muscular and in shape, we just can’t run. Totally different muscles and breathing patterns and all that. I loved doing this race with my best swimming bud Bri because we totally kicked butt on the swim and then… didn’t kick butt on the run. Note to self: never run with wet shorts. Ouch!
Turkey Triathlon - Nov 2009
The thing about races is that they’re contagious, and you want to infect as many other people as possible so that you have crazy buddies to do them with. I managed to grab my cousin Anthon and my future mother-in-law Marsha to do their first mini-tri with me. I was soundly beaten by both of them.