Monday, April 20, 2009
salt lake marathon and a new goal
I don't have pictures of me in the marathon because well, I was running (or just trying to finish rather), but I wanted to say that I had a great time running the 1/2 Marathon on Saturday in Salt Lake. This is only my second race. Last year I did one in China. But I learned something, I love to race! So remember how sometimes I get crazy ideas? Well, at about mile 8.5 I was thinking of some goals that I wanted to set. I got what they call, "runners high" and found myself just running freely and happily (it lasted til about mile 11 where I started slowing down and hitting my "wall", but anyways...my thoughts turned to doing more racing. I am still kind of young, pretty healthy and I felt strong. So, I have set a new goal to run a marathon in all fifty states! I am excited about it for a couple of reasons. 1. Because I love to travel and would like to see parts of the country that I haven't been to, and 2. Because it keeps me motivated and I have no excuse not to stay fit.
So, that's it! All I need now is some friends to join me in the journey, was getting pretty bored running by myself on Saturday. Hint Hint. Wink. Wink.
Posted by Holly Harris Murray at 12:36 PM