Monday, March 16, 2009
This past weekend I traveled down to Hagerman and participated in the Malad Gorge State Park St. Patrick's Day Fun Run. I ran in the 3.5 mile division while my mom, cousin Jennifer, and cousin-ettes Danica and Josiah walked in the 3.5 mile walk.
Overall, I finished the race is 41:11, which was 19th in my ago group. I was pleased with the time, especially since I have hardly ran in months unless it's come up in a workout. I also only walked about 200 yards of the total race, so that's good. I'm going to up my run training this week though so my next time will be even better (and hopefully no walking)!
The coolest part of the race was that I met Aubrey and Mandi from the current season of the Biggest Loser! I love that show and was SO excited when I noticed them warming up next to me before the race started. Mandi finished the race at 32:09 and Aubrey finished at 45:28. Mandi is looking great and kicked butt, Aubrey is also looking good and has made a lot of progress. There was one point in the race, at about the 2.5 mile mark, that I had slowed to a walk. It was at that point that Aubrey came jogging past me. That was all the motivation I needed, and I tok off again. I wasn't about to be beat by a Biggest Loser! :) After the race I got the chance to meet them. They signed my race number, took a picture (a horrible one thanks to my mom) and spent a little time talking to Aubrey. It was great!