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Running the Numbers

1:57:18 - chip time
0:01:50 - PR
13.1 - miles run
131 - approximate number of times I thought about what I would write on my blog
14 - out of 107 in my age group
231 - overall out of 913
14:25 - finish time for The Princess's 1 Mile Fun Run

2 - # of medals we brought home
2 - # of PRs
1/3 - mile into her race before The Princess wanted to start running
4 - times I stopped to puke (in the grass) after seeing my girl off at the starting line of the fun run while heading to the restroom
20 - approximate times Bean asked "Mommy throw-up grass, why?" throughout the rest of the day
0 - # of times I have puked after (or during) a race or run before this
1 - # of times the cranberries my salad at dinner reminded me of puking up cranberries and oatmeal that morning
2 - mile when my hands stopped freezing
4 - # of times I got a snowflake in my eye while running
3 -inches of snow I scraped of my car before leaving for the race
11 - mile when seeing Alicia at the aid station made me smile
12 - mile when I looked at my watch and wondered if I could do it
13 - mile when I knew I had it

0 - times I took an energy gel
1/2 - swallow of Powerade
7 - mile when my broken toe felt like it was ON FIRE
10 - mile when my broken toe went completely numb
5 - # of times I wondered why I put in for the St. George Marathon lottery
12 - mile I spent constantly swearing in my head at the golf course hills
70 - approximate number of hills on the golf course (maybe a slight exaggeration) that made my legs hurt on the uphill and my stomach hurt on the downhill
5 - awesome miles I ran with Farrah before she stopped at a potty
4 - times I slowed down to take a few gulps of water at an aid station
132 - approximate number of times I thought about seeing my family at the finish
10,000 - number of times running made me smile over the weekend

81 - # of the winning comment selected by for the Auria Exceed Earphones giveaway. Congratulations Rachelle Wardle! Email me at so you can get your headphones!


  1. What an awesome PR! Congratulations!

  2. SUPER CONGRATS on the PR! Love this post. So fun! I hear you on the snow and the freezing. No gels? Great Job! Love the pics:)

  3. Nice time!! I was laughing the whole way through reading!!

    It's funny the things we think about while running :) even more so racing!

  4. It's all ok once it's over and done. All WORTH it! BIG Congrats on the PR!!!!!

  5. Umm, puking? I love that you actually have a tag for puking, btw!

    Congrats to you and your daughter! You look so sweet together!

  6. Nice job on the PR. For some reason, whether I run a 1/2 or a full I wonder why I am still doing this. This time I was so busy making sure I was maintaining the pace and keeping that dumb sign held up against the wind that I didn't think much about it.

  7. Way to get that PR! Snow, in May? Sorry you didn't have better weather...

  8. this post is awesome! and yeah...the snow this weekend...not so awesome. where did that even come from. CONGRATS on your race!! I always think about what I am going to write in my blog too...haha.

    CONGRATS to RACHELLE! she will be so pumped!

  9. Yay I am so excited I won!!

    Congrats on your new PR that is amazing in the crazy weather. I put in the lottery for St.George too girl. I hope we all get in! :)

    P.S. I had no idea you lived in Utah. We totally need to get together sometime. :)

  10. Way to go on the PR girl!!! That is awesome! I'm sorry you had a pukey tummy though, that is no bueno!

    Love the little one's first race pic and medal, she is too cute!

  11. Congratulations on your excellent (and hard-earned) PR!!!

  12. Yay for making you smile!! Love the numbers recap. What's with the puking?? Were you dehydrated? I think we will have to pace each other to 1:55. Your time was 3 seconds faster than my last 1/2 time. I'd say we're a match made in heaven. Now if we could ever just get together and RUN! :)

  13. Congratulations! This is an awesome post - I love it! Thank you. You are an inspiration to me and I will be thinking of your determination and perseverance when I run my first full in two weeks!!

  14. Congrats on the PR (even if it did involve puking!). And 14:25 seems really fast for a mile for your daughter - you're going to have a little speedster on your hands!!!

  15. CONgrats! PR even with no gels and some puke time? Holy!!

  16. Awesome job! And a new PR! That was some wickedly wild weather on Saturday! I hope your toe feels o.k. now. I'm so sorry you threw up. I've had that happen a few times and it's no fun!

  17. Such a FUN way to recap. CONGRATS on the PR.. weird about the puking..

  18. Congratulations to you and your princess on the PRs! The puking does not sound like fun. I'm glad that everything turned out alright and that you smiled a lot!

  19. 3 - The first digit of your future marathon PR. If you're knocking out sub-2 HM's, it's only a matter of time! Just maybe avoid those delicious cranberries.

    And your Princess is a superstar, both for her finishing time and that hat.

  20. Love your re-cap! I was at the Thanksgiving Point Half too!! I LOVE this half. My absolute favorite. I was much, much slower than you as I was coming off some injuries and sickness, but I had a wonderful time nonetheless.
    Congrats to your Princess too!


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