Sunday, April 19, 2009

SLC Marathon

I ran my first Marathon on Saturday. I had so much fun, it is such an adrenaline rush. My Mom and Scotlyn dropped me off at the Start line. Thanks Mom! She woke up at 5:00 made me breakfast then had a crazy time trying to get home, all while carrying Scotlyn. We rode the tracks to the Start. They took longer than we expected so I started 20 minutes late, but I liked it because I was passing lots of people so I felt pretty good. My time was 4:23:46. I had great support from my family. Mark, Scotlyn, Mom, sisters, Aunt, cousins and Marks family, Dad, Laurie, Mom, Tim, and sisters were all at the finish line cheering me on. Mark's Dad's house was at mile 10 so I saw them there, then they were at mile 18, 20, 23, then the Finish line. It was so great to have that cheering sqaud it gave me an added boost. I love my family and am so thankful for them . I am so glad I had the opportunity to run a marathon. Thanks to Mark for being supportive and watching Scotlyn on those long runs. Also thanks to Liz, Mandy and Jessi for being my running buddies and for watching Scotlyn when Mark had work.

Before and after the marathon. The dreaded porta potties and then dreaded ice bath.

Start and Finish lines
Larissa got Scotlyn this cute dress and bows for Easter, I love them! My family is always spoiling her she has too many clothes as it is, but I love it. I love visiting my family they are awesome, I wish they hadn't moved away, but it is always fun to visit. This time was just too short.


Cav Family said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Are you feeling o.k.?

Kendra said...

You're amazing! I didn't know you run. I love your hair by the way.

Jessi McCall said...

WHOO HOOOOO! Get it GIRL!! You are seriously AWESOME! I KNEW your time was going to rock...TOLD YOU!! Great job. I can't wait to hear all the details. You'll have to help me train. :)

Lund Family said...

Congrats! That's an awesome time. Less than 10 min mile right? When is your next one?

Kurt and Kortney Tobler said...

Caitlin!! You are sooo awesome. I had no idea you were training for a marthon. Wow...I am soo impressed. My husbands a runner and he always talks about wanting me to train for a marathon with him...I'm like, uh I'm a sprinter...haha. Someday maybe. Well not a marathon but maybe a half marathon or something. Congrats! Thats quite an accomplishment. And I love your hair looks great!

Liz - Jess said...

How did I miss this post??!! I just barely saw it! I am so ashamed!!
Well you know I think you are AWESOME!!! I am so proud of you. You are my new inspiration. Talk about endurance. And you time was incredible! One day I will be like you! :-)

Shane and Bonnie Peavler said...

Holy crap - you hacked your hair!! It looks so cute though!! Congrats on the marathon. You and I both know that I probably would have actually died if I tried something like that!!

Laura H said...

Just found your blog. Its great!!
Congrats on your marathon. Ice bath for your whole body??? Ouch. I just do my shins and thats a killer for me.