see amy. see amy run.

So I have had this goal brewing for a while, but I've never quite decided to bite the bullet until now. I stepped on a scale yesterday (something I don't do all that often) and realized I weighed only 5 pounds less than when I was 9 months pregnant with Mags...7 years ago. Yikes!

I used to do a bit of running back in the day, but I pretty much stopped about 5 years ago when I injured my ankle while running. But I'm ready to get back to it. I have to. So yesterday B and I discussed what race I should run. I suggested that I should just train hard and go straight for a marathon. That way my family would only have to suffer through my training schedule once. I could run the marathon, be done with it, and check it off my "before 35" list.

But we both know me running a marathon in 6 months is a long shot. Not impossible, but a long shot. We agreed it would be better to see how it goes with a half marathon. I mean, 13 miles is nothing to giggle about, right? If that works out well, then I'll continue training and see what happens. So I signed up, plunked down the cash, and am now registered to run the Top of Utah Half Marathon in August.

Then at church yesterday, several ladies approached me about being on their Ragnar relay team this summer. My first thought was, "Have you
looked at me?" It's not like I'm the epitome of running prowess. I can't imagine that when someone sees me waddling down the street that they think, "She's a runner." Quite the opposite. Sigh. I thought about it all afternoon and evening. I thought about it all morning again. And after a phone call with the group's compellingly persuasive leader, I said these three words. "Okay, I'm in."

Gulp. Wasatch Back...ready or not (emphasis on the
not) here I come! I'm actually really excited but very nervous. I only have 2 1/2 months to train, and that's really not enough time. I would have preferred 6. But I don't have 6. I have 2 1/2 and plan to make the most of it.

So I would say this goal is three-fold: 1. Run in the Wasatch Back 2. Complete a half marathon 3. Don't die.

I'll keep you posted! Or not (refer to goal #3).


  1. Good Luck!! I hate running!:) Good news though....Eli and Kacee are both running in it!! See you there!!

  2. WOWWWWW! Good for you Amy! I'm working on the couch to 5K routine. I'm not brave enough to jump into a half marathon...I found this couch to 5K site that has a running schedule that will get you from the couch to running a 5K in 90 days or something like that....so while I work up to a 5k, you'll be doing 13 miles. Whoa. You are superwoman!

  3. GO AMY GO!! you know i've got your back lady! i'm lovin' this new site, can't wait to read more!