Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Years Confessions

Ok so last year sometime I blogged about my goal to run a half-marathon. I started to train I really did. I got up to about 4 miles and I thought to myself "what am I doing?" "I don't want to run 13ish miles" I realized how silly it was when I drove from my parents house to my bank then up to my Uncles house then back home and it was barely 3 miles. I thought that is pure insanity. So I stopped. I admire those that can get up at the bottom crack of dawn and run but I am not that person. I love love love my sleep. So that is my confession, Wow, I feel a whole lot better.

Having said all of that here is part 2 of my insanity quest.

My big brother has invited me to be part of the Wastach Back Relay Race. This race consists of 12 team members running from Logan to Park City. Does this sound a little bit suicidal to anyone else. I really did try to talk myself out of it the other day but my brother would have none of it. So the training begins. Does this sound fun? No. Will it be fun? Probably. But I probably won't admit that until the end. So wish me luck I will most defiantly need it. And I will not not not quit this, no matter if it kills me. And yes saying that sends shivers down my spine and gives me an instant stomach ache, but I will prevail!!

10 comments:

Natalie said...

The BOTTOM crack of dawn.. come one Hilary, it's the BUTT crack of dawn, you aren't fooling anyone.

I believe you can do it, one step at a time! Good luck!

Mindi said...
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Mindi said...

Woohoo for BIG, scenic goals with family that will refuse to let you give up. I always say there is nothing like a registration fee to keep you honest with your goals:). I love this race and will be back for my third time this year with my own van of first timers. ENJOY IT. You will be amazed at what you can do. I will do everything I can to find you and CHEER!! xo.

Brad said...

The $100 registration fee will be a pretty big incentive to keep to this goal!!

Callgirl said...

Good for you!!! I would love to do that race, not this year, but maybe next year.

Becca said...

I keep saying one of these years I will do this race. But I keep coming up with excuses. Maybe next year. I am proud of you. That is an awesome goal. You can do it.

Becca-Ellie's mom

Lindsay said...

Brock and I ran the Wasatch Back 3 years ago. It really was a FUN race! A good one to start with too (it was my first) because you have a whole team cheering you on, and people are driving by in their cars and such cheering for you too. I had a blast, and would totally do it again. I'm sure you'll do awesome and have a blast doing it!

Cullen said...

Go get you some shoes!!

Orley said...

I will be sitting on the sidelines with beer and cheetoes cheering you on! I'll wait till you cross the finish line before I bust out the celebratory cigar.

Chad and Marcee said...

And yes, I am the brother that continues to encourage my fam to participate. Should be a blast! Last years was awesome.