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Monday, November 4, 2013

13.1...snow canyon

I took a quick trip to St. George over the weekend to run the Snow Canyon half marathon. One of the many things I love about Generation Gap (my running group) is we keep a 10-13 mile base. It doesn't mean it's easy, but it means we are always trained for a half. I wish it meant running a half was no big deal, but it's still hard.

We got a bit of a delayed start leaving town, but the amazing sky made up for it a little. 

Speaking of start, I got off to a pretty bad start. I'm not sure what exactly happened, but the first 3-4 miles were killer. 

Luckily I met a couple of girls and talked to them for a bit. We caught up to each other throughout the rest of the race. Having someone to talk to is always a good distraction for me. 

The weather was so nice. The course is one of the prettiest. Winter is basically here so I loved one last warm weekend. 

The rest of the weekend flew by and was equally beautiful. 

Luckily the drive home was much faster than the drive down. I have no idea why, but we almost ran out of gas an hour from home. We made it to the gas station and laughed our heads off about what might have but fortunately didn't happen.


  1. Oh I'm glad you didn't actually run out of gas! St George is just so freaking beautiful this time of year. Also I started training for my 5k. Running my 1/2 mile is kicking my butt right now, so I think you're pretty dang amazing. I'm just trying to remind myself that if I've been there before, I can be there again.

  2. So I recently decided to run a half before I turn thirty (in a year and a half!) even though I only started running four months ago. I will definitely be hitting you up for some tips!

  3. Beautiful photos, I think running in Utah would be just gorgeous (minus the hilly mtns!). Way to go!!! I am done with halfs till Spring now! :)

  4. I'm super impressed! Congrats on running your half! Thats AWESOME! :)

  5. What gorgeous views!!! =) Congrats on running the half! I have always wanted to be a runner but never know how to start training! Wish I had a running buddy!

    Kate @ Raising the Rogers

  6. Oh my goodness. What a gorgeous run! Love a run with a view.


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