Monday, September 14, 2015

Brian Head to Zion!!!!

This weekend, I participated in the Red Rock Relay.  It is a 187 mile relay race from Brian Head, UT to Zion. Our team consisted my husband, all but one of his siblings, their spouses, the two oldest grandchildren and me ;) 

We each ran 3 legs in the race, and I ran about 12 1/2 miles of that 187 miles.   Our total teams time was just under 29 hours,  which is averaging a little less than  9 1/2 minute miles.   And no, I can not run even close to that fast :)  Thank heaves for my awesome team who totally averaged out my miles and times! I married into a family of amazing runners!!!

I experienced a whole gamut of emotions during the race.  I went from fun and bouncy, to heat exhaustion  and throwing up,  and then back around to the complete joy and elation of having a good run and finishing it up the way I wanted to.   This was my first time ever doing any kind of race like this.  And it was a crazy physical and emotional rollercoaster for sure.

 But I can stand back now and be so grateful that I accomplished this!!   I have already been asked if I would do it again, and I can say, With this family, absolutely!!!

 I am so grateful to be a part of such an amazing family!!!  They encouraged me along every step of the way and made this such a fun and wonderful experience and a memory that I will always cherish. Thank you Corry's!!!!!
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  1. Wow - my hat off to all of you! I LOVED to run in my teenage years - now - I'd have to practice for 'years' first, probably :)! Thank you for sharing this amazing story!

  2. Yay you!! I have begun to run again (have not run since high school and I was 75 lbs lighter then!) I keep saying I am nit winning marathon's, but if I can beat me that is the best I can do!! I Did the Bix 7 (its a 7 mile course and kind if a bug deal!!) And averaged 12:38 a mile!! Honeyman and I just signed up for our first 15K!! (Chicago next month!!) I set goals and next year for my birthday (its a big bday) I want to do the Quad Cities Marathon!! Goals!! That's what its all about!! (And writing a book in the comment section of your blog!! LOL)


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