Back in December, my cute friend Christy convinced me to register for the Salt Lake Half Marathon, and I, in turn, convinced my family members to do the same. I trained pretty well during January and most of February, but "morning" (read: all day long) sickness set in and I allowed myself to give up. Well, the big race was on Saturday, so Chris and I took the boys to the Gateway in Salt Lake to cheer on the people who actually ran. I have to admit, I felt really emotional watching those runners complete their race, partly because I wondered if I had given up a little too easily and wished I was out there, too, but also because seeing people cross a finish line is just plain inspiring. The coolest moment (aside from cheering on our friends and family) was seeing the three marathon finishers booking it to the finish line. They finished in just over 2 hours and 20 minutes-- that is INSANE! And it was so cool to see-- again, I was all choked up. Next year, I'll be there!
The winners of the day: Jake, Cait, Ann-Michelle and Mom, who all completed their first half marathons! Congrats to them!
After the race, we met Grammuh at Hire's Big H for a yummy lunch, then went up to Rice Eccles Stadium for the Red and White Game. We only stayed for the first half, as we have two punky brewsters who are not as interested in Utah football as their dad, but we still had a great time. The team looks pretty good-- and hey, the Utes won!