Sunday, January 29, 2012

There Will Come a Day When I Can No Longer Run...

...yesterday was NOT that day!

Some days I use this quote as motivation for me to get out and run.

Yesterday was the 10 mile Mission Run! This was the 3rd that I have participated in.
Unfortunately, I had to repeat this saying many times to myself. It was a hard run. I blame it on lack of water stations (not sure what the deal was). It was one of those days that I had to give myself a lot of motivational talks.  In the end I didn't really didn't do too bad (only 3 minutes longer than last year) but while I was out there I seriously felt like the last person in the race.  I guess it's ok to have those days right?  And guess what? I'll probably do it again next year.  It's a fun race, pretty scenery, inexpensive and local!

Here's part of the Hollister 1st Ward group that ran.  Erin (in the pink) and Dave (on the right) and I are the only ones that ran the 10 mile race. The other ones in the picture (and several others) ran the 5k. It was a beautiful, warm day. Who knew you could get a sunburn in January.

This was the last 200 meters of the race.  I guess it wasn't too awful if I could still smile.  But the real reason I was smiling is all the group that was waiting for me and cheering.  That seriously boosts ones spirits! I could see Annette from the end of the street waving.  Caroline was the official photographer and Brad is my number 1 fan! I'm so glad for his support!

Erin and Me! We were going for highly visable!

Brad ran his first race (the 5k).  He got a personal best for pace on the mile. 8:20! AWESOME! Way to finish strong!!


Lindseys said...

Congratulations, Stef. The water/food stations really do make a huge difference. You are awesome.

Kelsi Meyer said...

I was cheering for you in my sleep from my soft bed at home XD

Kristen said...

Congrats! When I first saw the pictures I could just feel how warm it was. Ahhhhh!

Annette said...

Oooh, I love that quote! Very motivating. You looked awesome out there. Way to finish strong yourself Stef, despite the non water stations, grrr. Make me run the 10 next year! And let's be prepared with our own water and goo.

Jonathon and Sarah said...

Stef, You are A*Mazing! I am always so impressed by you because you keep at it even though it's not always fun and not always what you might want to do at the moment. I need to get re-motivated. Thanks for the great quote and awesome pictures. You look great out there.