Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lake Powell Half Marathon and Grandma

So if you follow us on Instagram (mommylandrunner) then you have seen that I became a GRANDma for the first time last week.

Of course you can see pictures....that's what grandmas do right?

Little Man has stole my heart. Just a short while after entering this wonderful world. He is such a blessing.
I love this moment. A father and son moment. Proud new grandpa. Proud new daddy.

Mr.Man meeting his nephew for the first time. He even grabbed his nose to say hi.

 This proud auntie about to give him a kiss. She thinks he is so cute.

Of course I took hospital photos. I love how precious this one turned out.

I am so glad that we were able to be there just minutes after this angel came into the world. Pardon the scary 2 am hair lol.
He is so sweet. I am so proud of his mommy. She did a wonderful job. A little scary but she pulled through like a champ. Love you Lynds. So proud of you. 
I am also very proud of my step son. He is a great man. He never left her side. He even got to cut the cord. He is going to make a great daddy. Love you K and I am so proud of the man that you are.

Ok, I will stop bragging.....for now.

After coming home on Friday it was time to get ready to run a half marathon. One that I had not really trained for. One that I had just signed up for 3 days prior. 

I had not run more than 6 miles when My friend Lexie posted on Facebook she wanted someone to run with. I offered to be a cheerleader. She said sign up.

Well.....of course I did. This was the Inaugural Lake Powell Half Marathon. I am a sucker for first time Tinkerbell 2012.

So I got up at 4 am on Saturday to go run 13.1 miles. I can do this. I was a little scared. Lexie had just run the St.George Marathon a few weeks prior. I just knew she was going to kill me. 

We got there and got our packets. At 6:30 am we were off. We have different paces so I told her to go ahead of me. I run intervals, she just runs lol.

I was just behind her until we hit the trail part of the course. It was not exactly flat like I expected. It was rugged. I somehow hurt the ball of my foot. It made me slow down a bit and I lost Lexie.

The course was beautiful. I loved running it. I kept with my intervals and just kept going at a slower pace. I finally saw this awesome sign.

It was a wonderful site. I had done it. I thought maybe I would finish in 3 hours. I finished in 2.38. Lexie finished in 2.18. I finished with a 12 minute pace. Not bad right? I was happy with it.

I just ran my first half marathon as a grandma! 

After getting homeI thought I would not be able to walk. I usually can't after a half. I surprised myself. Not only could I walk but I still could the next day. 
My little girl is ready to run a marathon. She even has the headband ready.

I was so happy with my race experience. I have another half in just over a week. I am ready. 

Thanks Lexie for the push. Thanks to my family for their support. It was opening day of the deer hunt here and they said go run! Love them.

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