Tuesday, September 22, 2009

TOP OF UTAH BABY!!


The long awaited day finally arrived and I FINISHED MY FIRST MARATHON!! It was the Top of Utah Logan Marathon, and I had an absolute blast!! My awesome friend Mindy ran it with me and I'm so glad that she did. I just love her!!

Here's some pics of me in action.

These pics are all after mile #23:










Coming down the finish line.....


I ran it in 3 hrs 53 minutes. And oddly enough, it flew by!! My goal was to do it in less than 4 hours, and to run the entire time, which I did. Booyah!!



Me and Mindy--WE DID IT!!


This will be the first of many!! (That is, as long as this old bod cooperates!) I had so much fun and it was just invigorating. Most of you that know me know how much I love to run and it is so therapeutic for me. If I don't run I'm quite an onery buggar! So this is a way of life for me. I'm so grateful for my body and that I am even able to walk, let alone run 26.2 miles!! Our bodies our truly amazing.


Thanks to my Mom, Aunt Bobbi, Alisse, and Jodi for driving up and cheering me on!! You gals are the sweetest. Thanks also to my awesome cousin Brad for taking time out to come the race as well!! And thankyou Shannon and Taun for letting us crash at your house and for cheering me on too!! Nothing is better than having the ones you love waiting for you at the finish line. And Jacob, my sweet Jacob. Thankyou so much for all of your support throughout all of my training. You were so great about being home for the girls so I could get all of my runs in; and you never once complained. You had to sacrifice a lot of early saturday morning fishing/deer spotting/other manly things that you enjoy doing so that I could go for my long runs. I know that you put a lot of things on hold so I could do this and I appreciate it so much!! And thankyou mom, so much for babysitting when Jake couldn't. I appreciate your help more than you know!! (Not to mention being so cheerful when being asked to do it!!)



Me and my girls after the race. I have a feeling that little Halli will be joining me one day.....that little girl is pretty dang fast. Can't wait Boo!!

9 comments:

Bradbury Family said...

ROCK ON TANDI! YOU GO GIRL! I wish I could've been there at the finish line cherring you after you did your 26.2 MILES!! My word what an inspiration you are to me!! And how dare you look so gorgous after running that!! That picture with you and your #1 fans is so cute~they're so proud of you!! GREAT JOB!! Now you have me wanting to go and get my running shoes on!! YOU'RE AMAZING!

And happy belated birthday to Ella girl! What a cutie pa tootie! That girl is MY kind of girl when it comes to cake eating!!! :) She is a doll, and please give those cheeks a kiss for me!

Kristi said...

Congratulations! I'm so impressed that you can run 26.2 miles and still smile, let alone stand up. I get tired DRIVING that many miles! :) WAHOO!!

tracie said...

Way to go, Tandi!!!! I wish I could run a marathon but the thought of it makes me want to puke. Maybe a half marathon one day...

jamie said...

Tandi, you are awesome!! I wish I even liked to run, let alone loved it!

Keith and Charayye said...

Good job Tandi! That is so awesome that you did that! I always remember that you loved to run even years ago when we would hang out before we were married! That is so great how much you love it! Congrats girl!

Keith and Charayye said...

And I was just looking at the posts below of Ella's first b-day! What a little butter ball! She is so cute and she looks so much like you! I also think that is so great you put Halli in dance classes! Hooray for dance! What a cutie!

Kim said...

SIMPLY AMAZING!!!! Is all I can say. You look great! and such
cute, cute girls you have!!! Jake is a lucky man. Hey is that Mindy Shoell that ran with you?

Michelle and Caleb said...

You are amazing Tandi. I can't believe you did that. Well I can but you know what I mean. I love talking you and hope all is well. Love ya.

Ware Family said...

Wow Tandi,
You are amazing! I ran a lot in high school and it's just a great feeling once you get past the first few miles and into your "high."
It's so good for you, and not just for your body, though you look great too!
Congrats, I'm really happy for you.