Someone on the blog said sleep is overated. I agreed. Got home from my son's football game to find that I still needed to wash my sport bra & running skirt, get the gears ready and write my missionary son. By the time I hit the sack it was well past 1:30 am and couldn't fall asleep till about 3am. When I got out of bed at 4:30 am, the body protested reminding me that I had run a half marathon, a 10K and a 5K the last 7 days. I told myself that today's run is going to be fun and I get to taper after this.
Got to Will's Pit Stop on time with Rachel already waiting. She started the run with LuzyLew and Catherine while the Stephenson's and I waited for the Owens who went to a different Will's gas station. Temp was in the 50's with a fierce headwind.
MrsFIT, Kelli and I braved the wicked dusty headwind all the way up the Provo Canyon. I debated whether to run 22 or 20. Kelli, the queen of hill, was out of sight by mile 9. Kristi and I turned around at mile 10. It was so good to have these two wonderful girls to pull me along. Rachel doing 12 and Catherine doing 20 and my best friend's daughter, Stephanie, finished their run sooner than us. Scott already ran 20 miles just yesterday ran with Mark; both looked strong and fast.
There was a marathon and 20 miler going on. They were bused up to the top and ran down. I cheered them on as we were going up. I was surprised to see how many of them looking like they were in their mile 18 when they had only run may be 6-8 with a tailwind and downhill. Perhaps it was their first marathon.
I am so proud of Kristi, LuzyLew and Kelli. They are amazingly strong and positive. It was fun to see JulieC, Josse and another girl blasting down. We also ran into Mel and KarinR. I had a great time. THANK YOU girls for making this so fun and for the yummy post run treats. TT: 3:10:43. AP: 9:29. WOOHOO! Taper time!