Monday, July 20, 2009

Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

I can finally say I have ran a half marathon. I've had this goal for quite a while now, and I'm happy to say I achieved it. I'm not much of a goal setter so it felt pretty great. I'm definately not the fastest, but I was pretty much there to finish and not die! Even though I almost did at mile 12! I couldn't believe I had 11 miles behind me and only one to go and all I wanted to do was lay down and be done! But my super sister-in-law Hilary got me through!

Here I am coming into the finish line. I actually started sprinting here,
but this picture makes me look like I was walking! Not So!
Me, Hilary, Misty - hooray for us!

Not only was it a weekend of achieving goals, but also a girls weekend! Nothing can top that! I have some pretty great sisters-in-law I was able to spend the weekend with and it was sooo much fun! We laughed til we cried! I rode down with Heather, Stephani, and Misty to Cedar where we picked up Hilary. Of course we had to carb up :) so we headed for the Pizza favorite! Then it was off to Bryce Canyon. We had good intentions of a good nights sleep before the race but with 5 girls in one tiny hotel room, no such luck. But it sure was fun!
Misty, Hilary, me, Stephani, Heather - I just love these girls
After the race we decided to take in a little scenery. I heard the run was pretty scenic but somehow I missed that. Heather had never seen Bryce Canyon and the rest of us hadn't been in a while so it was fun to see.

us girls again - Heather, me, Steph, Hilary, Misty

Stephani and I
Thanks to my awesome sisters-in-law, that are more like real sisters to me! I can't wait to make this a tradition and do it every year.


Brittni said...

Good job Darla! That is awesome!

Meladie said...

Good for you Darla! That is awesome. I'm so proud of you!!

Tiff said...

Yeah for you! I'm so proud of you. Now on to the next one!!!

Bearden Family said...

Great Job! Looks like a lot of fun!

Justin and Carolyn Taylor said...

Your awesome Darla! Way to go!

Kim and Cory said...

Hooray for you!! I'm glad you accomplished your goal. I bet it was so nice to have Hilary there to push you through the last mile. Cause that one is definitely a KILLER!

Melanie said...

Yay! That is so awesome.

Michelle and Todd said...

Way to go Darla!!! I am so proud of you! I bet it felt so good to finish. Now you can be my coach to get me to my race!!