Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Goal Setting


I figure since I am doing a lot of running outside with my dogs lately, I should set a goal and train for something. Besides the junior high track days, I have only done ONE race in my life. The first year they did the SL Marathon I ran the 5K. I have been at the finish line of several marathons cheering on friends and loved ones, very tearful and inspired by the energy and sense of accomplishment as they come across the finish line.


Personally I don't think I will ever have the stamina or endurance to run a full marathon, but I have been encouraged by plenty of people that I could surely do a 1/2 marathon. I just bought this little device to help me with my training, and I am excited to see if I can really do it!


So tonight I signed myself up for the Provo Half Marathon and then if all goes well, I will also be participating in the Moab Other Half Marathon in October. Anyone who would like to join me, please do!

7 comments:

A Page 4 all Seasons said...

Brit - You know how TERRIBLY out of shape I am, especially compared to you. But, I have taken up running to! I have run 4 half marathons and a full marathon and have found that I LOVE IT!!! So... good luck to you! I am going to be doing the Logan marathon in the fall, if I can walk by October I will do Moab with you! When is Provo?

Brittany said...

Shiloh- You are way more in shape than I am, running is a different kind of thing. I don't know that it's really my thing, but I am going to give it a go. Provo 1/2 is Aug. 7th. I would LOVE it if you would do that with me, and Moab is Oct 17th.

tiff snedaker said...

Yay Britt! Smart to tell everyone and sign up, then you are committing yourself. I know you will do awesome. You will have to let me know if you like the Nike +. I ended up buying a nano off ebay only to get it in the mail, find out it was broken, and send it back. So I have yet to use my Nike +. I also put some text on your header like I said I would, but I can't remember your e-mail address?
Here is the link to the picture that is uploaded on my photobucket account.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/tiffany01018/brittheader.jpg

If you right click the photo you should be able to save to your desktop and upload as your header.

Wendi Bench said...

I want to cry for you....but I suppport you! Way to go Brittany! I will support you by driving in a car nearby....is that good support? XOXO

Allie said...

Brit, I'm so excited for you. The Provo half is my favorite. When they tell you it's all down hill, they lie. There is about 1 1/2 miles uphill. Not too bad, but just you're prepared. It's a beautiful race. You'll do great!

Jer + Lu said...

Sweet! I remember those Jr. High cross-country track days-- and you weren't too shabby! The Provo half was my first half too-- LOVED it! I also did Moab (but in the spring), and just did my first marathon last week (ogden)!! If I can do it, you can absolutely do it!! Good luck-- can't wait to hear all about it!

Nancy said...

You go, girl! I bet you will be a star. I'll be at Pat's house the next Tuesday, so I want to hear all about it. "Aunt" Nancy