My racing season came to an end two weeks ago, actually it was supposed to be Oct. 16th but I got injured doing some regular workouts--my calves kept cramping up and that turned into very tight calves for about three days. After much thinking, I came to the conclusion that it was best for my body if I gave it a rest and pulled out of the race. Thus, my last 1/2 marathon went out the window and my season came to an end. However, I have such great memories from this year's races.
First, my most memorable race and my accomplishment of the year: Boise Half Ironman. Although I didn't have a stellar performance, I loved it! It was a dream come true in every sense of the way. I loved the swim, the bike portion sucked due to the wind and I got horrible tummy cramps during the run but overall the entire experience was amazing. Racing alongside some of my friends from SARC made it even better!
Runner up: Top of Utah Marathon. Why? I qualified for Boston!!! It was an amazing race, really, really amazing organization and support. In my book, this is the most organized marathon I have participated in. Plus this time, my hubby ran it with me. Having him at the end to hold me means so much to me. He is my rock and the person who got me started in this wonderful hobby.
The last runner up: St. George Marathon. What a gorgeous course. I loved the views. I loved the runners, all so friendly, and the pacers rocked! And, I guess I qualified to go to Boston again in 2012 bumps into into my favorites.
I loved every single one of the races I participated in, they were all amazing. They all pushed my body and each and every single one of them reinforced my love for what I do: running, cycling and swimming. I am looking forward already to 2011 and all the races that it may hold for me and my little body :).
My achievements for 2010:
- Smithfield Health Days 10K: 48:07
- Ogden Marathon: 3:41:11
- Little Red Ridinghood: 6:17
- Ironman Boise 70.3: 7:37
- Wasatch Back Ragnar: Team took 28hrs to complete
- 15K Freedom Run: 1:13
- Newton 5K: 21:22
- Cache Valley Super Sprint Triathlon: 1:17:20
- Spudman Olympic Triathlon: 2:33
- Apple Days 5K: 23:04
- Top of Utah 1/2 Marathon: 1:41:25
- Top of Utah Marathon: 3:39:50--I qualified for the Boston Marathon 2011!
- St. George Marathon 3:39:27--I qualified again! I can go in 2012 too!