Sunday, August 10, 2008

Lu's First Half Marathon!

I know that all you guys are probably sick of hearing me talk about running... (what can I say? I love love love it!). Anyway, this post is not about me, but about my wonderful sister Lu (Lauren). She is not a runner by any stretch of the imagination and she has always watched me and Kris compete with no real desire to ever join in. About a month ago, she changed her mind and so we all made the goal to run the Provo Half Marathon yesterday. She trained pretty well, but still didn't have a lot of time to train so we weren't sure how she would feel come race day. I promised to run with her and give her a push if needed. She did awesome!! I couldn't have been more proud of her. The last three miles were tough... as she said..."Satan entered my very soul... I felt like I was being sent down to hell..." among other things. The runners around us were probably very entertained listening to her rant and to me urging her along. We crossed the line in 2hrs 25min, not bad at all. I'm so very proud of her! I love my Lu.

PS: Kristin also did great. She was a bit ahead of us the whole way and came in at 2hr 12min. I love both my sisters!


Precious & Flyboy said...

How could anyone ever be sick of you talking about the things you love...if they are, they can always look away! I LOVED your cute post and I'm so jealous your beautiful sisters run with you! You guys did so well, and I feel Lauren on the last 3 miles thing. Laughed so hard because that's what everyone was saying that I talked to. Awesome post, and can I just say that you are still such an inspiration?

Camille said...

Good for you- I wish I enjoyed running- you look amazing!

Kimberly said...

Nice job Lauren. But I'm glad I'm not a sister. Cousins are safe from running marathons right?