Last Saturday was the Top of Utah half marathon in Logan. I wasn't originally planning on it, but since my dad & I hadn't raced together since 2000 at the St. George marathon, I figured it would be fun. My main goal was just to keep up with him - for an old guy he's pretty fast! In the end, we finished at 1:45, which I was really happy with. It was a great, beautiful run. The weather couldn't have been more perfect - a nice, crisp wind and overcast skies. I kept waiting for the "hurt" to set in and I was surprised that it never came. Especially since I hadn't really gotten the training in that I wanted to. So, I was thankful that I felt great the whole time and really just enjoyed it. My dad was training with a guy from his work and he was just behind us the whole time - even placed in his age division. So - for a couple old guys and a sleep deprived mom (we stayed in a hotel the night before and I got maybe 4 and a half hours sleep), I thought we did pretty good! Thanks, dad, for letting me tag along - and thanks sweetie for more support with watching the girls while I trained!
pool at the hotel
me & dad coming in the last few yards
Me & my girls (who apparently didn't want to look at the camera) Notice the cute sign behind me my mom made
Me, Ron Houston, and my dad
Me & my dad
Me and my cheerleaders
After the race we asked McKinley what she wanted to do. She said "go to the temple and dance!" So, that's what we did. She loved it.
So, there you have it. No immediate races planned. I'm actually looking forward to getting more varied workouts in - yoga and weight training especially.