On June 8th I ran the Utah Valley Marathon again. I loved it so much better this year then I did last year. The course was so much better this year ,and it was so much more open and easier to run without bumping into other runners. I think they were doing road construction last year so the running path was so narrow. I felt so much more prepared this year then last year, last year I was training right after I had Hunter and I was still breastfeeding clear up until the marathon so losing that top weight has helped:) I really love training because when I am training I get so motivated and so excited to run everyday and it gives me a goal to look forward to. I did alot of fun runs this year I ran from my house in the Terrace to my parents in Hooper a couple times ,and only got chased down once by a homeless guy in Riverdale it was sorta scary at five in the morning when no one is awake, but I am ok. My parents came down to Provo and watched me and took me to Olive Garden for dinner. I think that is my favorite meal a good pasta meal before a big run and I never feel guilty after eating it:) Roger and the boys had a camping trip that they had planned so they missed my run, but thats ok my boys have a hard time waiting at the finish line. But they were really excited to wear my medals I got from running last year and this year. My time last year was 2:12 so this year my goal was two hours so I really trained hard and tried to make it. I never have bought a watch or anything to help me know what pace I am running I just look at the clock before I leave for a run and after and sorta estimate how fast I ran. So during the race I would just run with different people that I thought were running at a good pace, and that really seemed to help my time. At mile 10 I looked at the clock and it was 7:35 so I thought I got to pick up the pace so I can make my time ,so I put on my songs that get me pumped up and ran as fast as I could. And I made it I saw the clock and gave it all I had and saw my parents and they were cheering like crazy because I beat my time from last year and my goal. My final time was 1:56!!!!!!! Thats like a 9 minute mile and that was better then I could of hoped for. I am sure I will run it next year too!!! In the top picture I am doing the Schiffman family
# 33 hopefully next year I can get them to run with me.
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