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Half Fast Running

Blogger deleted my Thursday post last week and my weekend put me behind on everything, so I'm here for a quick update on all things IHR.

Why did the weekend put me behind? Because I was at the Red Rock Relay in Moab. Other news: I started marathon training for St. George yesterday with my first run in a week. How can that be if I was at the relay over the weekend, you ask? Well, I wasn't in Moab for me.

My hubs put together a team of (all but one) non-runners a few months ago to get them motivated and moving. They all trained as much as their schedules would allow, and I'm proud to say they completed their 70-mile relay faster than they expected in spite of several nagging injuries and a crazy course. Seriously, when I drove up to find them Saturday afternoon, I couldn't believe how hilly the course was. When I finally got to their team vehicle, I wasn't the least bit jealous of their adventure. Yet in spite of that, there's a good chance I'll be running it next year. Anyhow, congrats to Team Half Fast!

My favorite part of the weekend, besides watching those guys run their guts out, was that my hubs has a new appreciation for what I do. And he has a whole new understanding of what it takes to run 26.2 miles.

This was a pretty good part of the weekend too though:

As I mentioned, I started my still-in-the-works marathon training plan yesterday. I think I've managed to sucker one of my favorite bloggers into coaching me to an awesome finish. My lower leg is just whispering at me occasionally, so I figured there is no time like the present.

Finally, I've been nominated on Circle of Moms as a Top Health and Fitness Mom Blog. I would love to be one of the top 25, so it would make me so very happy if you vote for me (from every computer and cell phone in your house)! You can click the link above or click on the Circle of Moms logo on the top right hand side of my blog to vote. You can vote once a day until June 1st.


  1. how fun! I love that they put a team together and ran the relay! I am jealous too...I really wanted to run this one but then my brother had to go and graduate the same day. haha! maybe after hearing about all the hills though...I might not be as sad that I missed it.

    woo hoo! training for st george!!

  2. I voted, good luck how cool to be in the running for that!

  3. I've never done a team relay - but it sounds awesome!

  4. your daughter is too freaking cute! I just voted for you too :)

  5. Team relays sound sweet! Good luck with the training plan!

  6. Oh, there's one born every minute.

    Nice influence on your husband and his relay team. That must've been a cool experience.

    People spend so much money on stuff, but there's still nothing prettier than a bunch of big rocks.

    So, you started marathon training with a sore leg, eh? Put the frozen veggies on standby.

  7. That's so cool hubby now has an idea of what you do with the running but he may now think you're crazier than he did before. :)

    I voted for you

  8. voted!
    your girl can call in 10 yrs!!!

  9. Voted, but you might have to post reminders for me to be voting until June 1st!

  10. Way to go hubs on the relay!! I'm hoping to wrangle some people to run a Ragnar before we leave the west - they look like SO much fun! Also hoping to make it to Moab - looks beautiful! voted!

  11. The Red Rock relay looks like a lot of fun! Congrats to your hubbys team. Moab is absolutely beutiful and I bet it was so nice to get away for a weekend.

    Congrats on being nominated!! I will vote for you from as many as computers as I can get my hands on. :)

  12. Voted, I am the n° 90!!! And I will vote with my laptop too.
    The relays looks very fun. Congrats to the team.

  13. Congrats at being nominated. I'll vote for you.


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