Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bear Lake Races

Friday afternoon we headed up to Bear Lake to compete in some races. We stopped in Logan to get the usual pre-race meal, Quiznos, and then cruised through Logan canyon to Bear Lake. We picked up our fellow runners and went to pick up our packets. It was an exciting time because this was Melissa's and Stephanie's first race ever and Alyssa's first 10K.
Alyssa, Me, Melissa, and Stephanie. Very excited to get our bibs.
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We woke up early, caught the bus, and started the run. Unfortunately for me, my knee started hurting at mile 1. I ended up taking my support strap off, which helped a little, and stopping every 5 minutes to rub and stretch. I pushed through the pain and was so shocked when I crossed the finish line and they told me I was the second women to finish! It made the pain worth it. The rest of the girls did awesome as well and all finished under an hour. It was a great race!
This is the only picture I have after the race. Trent did amazing as always and got second over all in the marathon. We had a little family reunion for 5 minutes with the Karrens. Clint, Sam, and Brett ran the Half and also did great. Jessica, being cute and pregnant, cheered everyone on! Congrats to all that trained, ran, and rocked their races. It was so fun!
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We started heading home to relieve all our babysitters and stopped once again in Logan to gorge ourselves. Although this time the meal consisted of focaccia bread, chicken cordon blue pizza, Texas BBQ pizza, cokes, and, of course, a FH'zzookie. Very delish and an excellent way to reward ourselves after completing our races.
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Thanks to all those that joined us in the race this year and for all those that stayed behind to babysit the Furious Five!
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Until next year...

17 comments:

Jake and Becky Veigel Family said...

Good job. Sorry about your knee. Do you know any good Sports Medicine Doc? I am looking forward to the Luchadors pictures.

Alyssa said...

You are so awesome to still come in second with your knee!! It is kind of sad because we worked all spring for this and now it is over. We are going to have to sign up for another race... hopefully your knee will get better!

bjensen said...

Way to go! You two are amazing with all the running you do! Geez!!!

3 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

melissa said...

I'm excited for next year too. Thanks for inviting me. I'm with Alyssa, we need to sign up for another race so I don't just let myself go. I am super amazed at your time, with a hurt knee and your short legs. What is my excuse? Way to go Trent too. I thought you were amazing before but am realizing the more I run what an accomplishment a Marathon truely is. Especially when you do it in 3 hours. CRAZY. Talk to you soon.

PS Sorry we kept you up so late. I wouldn't have been able to sleep through that movie either. Hillarious.

Allen's said...

Way to go guys! You two are awesome!

Amber said...

You all AMAZE me! HMMM, maybe I'll have to start running so I can hang out with you guys...hmmm, maybe not! :) Congrats on your times, that is awesome!

Steph said...

Thanks again guys for all the fun. I'm with Melissa, the more I run the more you both amaze me! Get that knee better and let's DO do it again. Complete with firehouse after!!! Mmmmm!

Jamie N said...

Wow! Congrats to both of you! Did you see there was a great pic of Trent on Brett and Jessica's blog?

I think you guys are awesome!

Wade Family said...

Congrats to you all. Seriously....races every week you guys are amazing. Amy hope your knee is feeling better.

Sam said...

Hey, it was good to see you guys at the race. You guys did awesome. And I'm even more impressed upon learning of your race-long battle w/ knee pain. wow, you are my idol.

Luke and Kimmy said...

You both are amazing!

amyandseth06 said...

Okay what the heck? I was there and looked all over for you. I saw the first 3 or 4 men and I thought the first few women. But I must have missed you. But way to go! That's so awesome. I would love to do it with you next year. That gives me motivation.

Mandi McQuivey said...

You amaze me! Seriously, you guys AMAZE ME!

Julie said...

I'm glad you made it through. Bummer about your knee. The food sounds like the real hero of the event. I'm glad you know how to celebrate a good run.

Brady and Jenna said...

Congrat's to both of you!! So I tried to run the race as well but Jenna didn't seem to think that was the typical anniversary activity, which I don't know why. Ha ha!! Maybe next year. Let me know about the upcoming races you guys are going to, I'd love to run them as well.

Ginny said...

I use my bad knees as my excuse for not running...you put me to shame! awesome job!

Kristen said...

Congratulations you guys! I am so proud of all of you. I can't believe how hard you all trained...and it totally paid off. I am so so sad that we weren't there to cheer you all on...hopefully next year we can run it with ya. The food sounds delish, now I want a FH'zzookie. Thanks a lot!