Saturday, May 16, 2009


Wake up at 4 am - check!
Ride shuttle from Ogden to Eden at 4:45 am - check.
Warm up around fire pits for 2 hours - check.
Start race at 7 am - check!!
Get up the first hill/incline - check!
Pass group of ladies in Blue shirts - check!
Run first 4 miles in 1 hour EXACT - awesome!
Start down the canyon and pass Platinum shorts lady - check and check!
Have a great time enjoying the beauty of the canyon - check.
Feeling great at the half way point - check!
Pass purple shirts ladies - check.
Make it out of the canyon with 3 miles left, and trying no to think about pain in feet - check.
Finishing the race a good 10 minutes before the goal we had set - CHECK!!

Running a half marathon with my best friend - CHECK!(this pic was taken by Marlee. nathan and i are the two in the black)

What a BLAST!! It was early (thanks Mom for being at our house at 4 am, and thanks for watching the kiddies!) but so worth it. Our legs and feet are sore, but hey, we ran 13.1 miles. It was a beautiful run, and we can't wait to do it again next year.

Ogden Marathon Website


Jen Jenkins said...

You are my hero!! I don't think I've run 13.1 miles in my whole life combined! How fun to do it with Nathan too! love you xoxo

rick said...

Thats sooo cool! Good job guys! Its good inspiration as my marathon is coming up! lotsa love

Shannon said...

Yea! You did it! I'm so excited for you two. What an accomplishment!

Jana said...

That is so awesome!!! How fun that you two got to do it together.

the meyersons said...

SWEET!! I'm especially proud you passed platinum shorts lady. Who does she think she is?

joyce said...

You are amazing! I'm so proud of you! What an accomplishment! Way to go!

Nicola said...

You guys are awesome. I am totally impressed. I was thinking I was pretty cool for considering a 5K. I haven't actually run one, of course. Just thought about it. Haha, that is so cool that you did it together.

The Ormsbys down under said...

my favourite line:
running a half marathon with my best friend - CHECK!
way to make mother in law happy - CHECK!
Really, we are all so proud of you is a great accomplishment.
218 days to go... :)

Celeste said...

You are definitely Super Woman! (okay, I guess Nathan can be Super Man, too!!) Way to go!

Rodriguez Family said...

you guys are amazing! Way to go!!!

Brian and Katie said...

yeah!!!! You did it! check!!!!! I'm so proud- I feel like a proud momma :)

The Fisher Family said...

Jenny & Nathan! What a major accomplishment! That is so great! You are awesome and inspired me to get on the ban-wagon to try my first marathon, triathalon, etc...
I will first shoot for the mini triathalon in Dec. Love you and miss you! MEL

Nicole said...

You go girl!

Aly said...

Hurray for you Jen!! Congrats!! I am so proud of you and envious of your stamina... I would have pooped out at mile 2!:) YOU ROCK!!