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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mid Mountain Marathon 2014

Running Katherine's very first marathon with her was amazing!  It was tons of fun and it was super hard!  Katherine was a rock star!  She ran strong until about mile twenty or so and I had a tough last ten miles, but we rallied and ran it in strong.  It was a lot harder than I had given myself credit for last year!  Watching my awesome running buddy and bestie tough through a marathon was worth every step!

About to board the bus! 

Look who we found!  My sweet freind Laurie!

Starting line goofballs!

And we're off!  The first part of the race is a loop around Deer Valley resort to thin the crowd before we head onto single track for the whole race.
Party time!

Laurie up ahead.

Who's having fun!?

The entire course is amazingly beautiful!

I took a million photos.  This is after I thinned them out!

Still having fun!

I took a bunch of signs to switch out as we ran. 

I also made Katherine a sign that read, "This is my first marathon!"  She got a lot of encouraging words from that sign!

Another sign!

Here comes Laurie!

It was hot out!  I had ice in that bandana!

Think this is hard?

We were both still feeling fabulous at mile 15!

My husband, Jeff, managed to sneak a couple signs in my bag! 

Around mile 16 I started having a really hard time.  It wasn't anything in particular, I just felt sluggish and crappy.  I let Katherine take the lead for the next few miles.  Finally I got pissed and ran hard to catch her and stay with her.  She yelled at me that I was running to fast.  I guess angry running isn't so bad!  HA!

Here is where I had to rally and play cheer leader again.  We were both tired and sore, but we kept running and finished strong!

This downhill was pretty painful!

Finally!  Running into the finish!!!

Our kids were waiting for us at the finish with cups of water!  Sweet little things!

The rest of these photos were accidental.  I had forgotten to turn the camera off after we crossed the finish line.  I thought they were fun!

We did it!  Our finish time was 6:21 (last year I did it in 5:38).  I am so proud of Katherine!  Now, who thinks she'll be joining me for an ultra next year?!


  1. Wow. That was a whole lot of pictures. lol. Congrats to Katherine for the finish. It looks like a tough but beautiful course to run her first marathon.

    1. I had my camera set to take a photo every 2 seconds, so all I had to do was push a button and go!

  2. I am so thankful you posted a ton of pictures. I love that race so much and am sad I wasn't able to come up and run it this year. Glad I could see it vicariously through you. CONGRATS!

    1. Thanks Cory! You know I always take too many photos! ;)

  3. Thanx so much for sharing all the photos!!! Totally cracked me up with the last few "accidentally" took. I believe this race shall find my bucket list. What camera were you using???

    1. Glad you enjoyed them. I took them with my Sony action cam.

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  5. I ran this race this year (3rd marathon and 1st MMM) - I am very impressed that you had the focus to run w camera AND a bunch of entertaining signs. All the pics really capture the flavor and beauty of the course - and your friendship and teamwork seem genuine and fantastic. Well done.


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