Friday, March 5, 2010

Frigid 5K in Provo, UT

Saturday, February 27th was my first of four races for the next two months. I ran the Frigid 5K in Provo. It was a really small race, only about 100 people ran it, and they didn't make a big deal about it, but it was good practice.

The course was a figure eight and it ended up being mostly on the Provo River Trail. The weather was perfect. I even go too hot in my winter running clothes.

And of course, it wouldn't be a race without thinking about my dad. My iPod was on shuffle and played "Standing Outside The Fire" by Garth Brooks.It's a great motivating song, especially the video. It's one of my daddy's favorites. It might be strange, but I feel him close to me when I run and I truly love it. He continues to inspire me everyday.

Training has been going really well. I'm running three times a week and doing cycling/spin classes at the gym twice a week along with strength training that is killing me!!! I love feeling sore and knowing that it's hopefully doing something. My longest distance is tomorrow: 7 Miles and in two weeks I have my 10K in Saint George. Bring it on! :D

My cute running friends: Jen, Anne, and Me First time through the finish line, half way there! The Finish!!! Wahoo!


Nicki said...

28:49!? That's a phenomenal time!! Way to go!

Patty Ann said...

Way to go Emmy! I am so proud of you! You are so amazing!

jack+alli said...

wahoo! great job! :)

Stradling Fam said...

So fun!!! i'm gonna hop on board someday again. Good Job!!!!!!

bethany said...

Wahoooo!!!!! I wish I were there to run with you!

Mauri said...

fun! I love running-and I would have loved to be running there that time of year.