Thursday, September 23, 2010

More about the Half Marathon...

Yesterday was kind of a teaser post!

So I have signed up for the Ogden Half Marathon.  It is in May which gives me plenty of time to prepare for the race, both mentally and physically.  One of my best friends will be running it with me which I am really thankful for.  It will be nice to have some company for the 2 hour+ run.  The race is supposed to be quite beautiful too.  It follows along the Pineview Reservoir for a while, and then drops into Ogden Canyon where you run next to the river for a long time.  Then you reach the end of the canyon and see a beautiful waterfall before finishing the race.  That sounds like my kind of race!  Hopefully the beauty will distract me from the fact that I will be running 13.1 miles.   I still can't really believe I was crazy enough to commit to this.  If you would've told me 8 weeks ago I would be signing up, I would have laughed at you.  And then maybe called the cops to get you committed. :)

Here is some of the scenery that I will be enjoying:

Ogden Canyon River
Pineview Reservoir
DSCI0131.jpg Ogden Canyon Waterfall image by charliex11
Ogden Canyon Waterfall
It's going to be pretty amazing!  I will just be super excited to say I did it and survived it.  Hopefully I can do the full thing without walking.  I just have to be really diligent about my training!  I'll keep you updated as I go along.  I figure this is another good goal to keep my focused on staying healthy.

I've decided that humans can do whatever they set their mind to do.  It will be difficult, it will be painful, but it can be done.  The only thing that gets in the way is our self doubt.  My goal for the remainder of this year is to work on smashing that self doubt and seeing how much I truly can accomplish.  Are you with me?


  1. Hello! I stumbled across your blog on the Fat 2 Fit hop, and I just wanted to wish you well on your weight loss journey. Good luck with the marathon! Those are beautiful pictures. :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Stephanie! I actually read your blog frequently! Good luck on your journey as well!

  3. Gorgeous pictures! What a beautiful place.

  4. Wow that is breath taking. Good luck in your training.

  5. Good luck with your training! The sights are gorgeous which would be a nice distraction from running!!