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On a Personal Note; Running………………..and running, and running.

Posted by gppasswords On October - 26 - 2010


I think my husband Scott and I are getting crazier as we get older. If you would have told me five years ago that we would be running half marathons and doing crazy obstacle course races, I would have laughed uncontrollably. But we have really been into challenges lately.

 

 A couple weekends ago we ran the half marathon in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. I run a lot, but my furthest distance was 6.5 miles, when I ran the relay half marathon in the spring in Baltimore. After running that race, I knew I wanted to do the entire 13.1 miles of the half marathon. The half marathon in Hollidaysburg was a perfect starter. There weren't any crazy hills and the weather was brisk, but really perfect for running. For most of the race Scott and I were running alone. Yup. We were definitely the slower runners. We finished in 2 hours and 15 minutes, and there were only four people behind us. There are some amazing runners in our area. I'm not upset about our time though. It was a great race and something fun to do with Scott. We talked for most of the race. The best was at the end of the race. We were both sprinting and racing each other to the finish line. Then, we gave each other a big hug. It's fun to share a passion with each other. Our goal is a full marathon maybe next fall in Baltimore. We also had a crazy challenge the weekend after the half marathon when we competed in the Warrior Dash in Lancaster. We met up with my sister, Kelly and some friends. It was a hilarious 3-mile obstacle course.

We climbed cargo nets, hay bales and huge metal boxes. We crawled through spider web nets and up impossibly muddy hills. Jumping in the freezing cold swamp and plunging into the muddy bog were the most extreme. In the swamp we had to climb over floating logs and in the bog we had to crawl beneath barbed wire. Covered in mud from head to toe, we sprinted to the finish line and jumped through rings of fire. It was one of the most fun and off-the-wall things we have done. Afterwards we sported our warrior hats, ate huge turkey legs and listened to music. Anyone up for a different experience, should try it next year. Check out www.warriordash.com.

 
  
 
 
 
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