Monday, April 21, 2008

Do Two Halves make a WHOLE?

Marathon...that is!

On Saturday (along with my mom, sister, and brother-in-law) I ran the Salt Lake Half-Marathon. Even with the two toenails that are now falling off, I have to admit that I LOVE TO RUN!

Official Finish Time: 1:58:30 -- that's ONE minute faster than my previous time. YEAH!

Our cheer squad (Dad, Lisa, Nathan, Emily, and Wyatt) woke up early and staked out their spots along the route. They were able to see all of us at three different spots throughout the race. Every time I heard them scream, and saw them jumping up and down to cheer I swear my pace picked up a bit.
There were also a few other people there to cheer, at different spots along the route. I loved that they were there smiling, waving, and screaming my name! Thanks to: Myron & Carol, Chuck & Beth, The Howell's (Boyfriend & Buddha), The Amakasu's, and The Evans'.

A little shout out to my amazing mom: She took 2nd place in her age-division! Seriously? How amazing is she? I am constantly impressed by, among a million-trillion other things, her desire and devotion to staying in shape and living a healthy life. Thanks for being such a great example, Mom!!


10 comments:

Sheri said...

Congrats! I am so proud that you beat your time from last year, that is so fast! Thanks for the pictures since I couldn't be there!

Speedys said...

Way to go gidgy, I'm impressed with your dedication to keep on running, I would have pooped out on the first block(I HATE TO RUN)!

Suzie said...

Very impressive! What did I do Saturday morning? Errr. . . slept in.

Cameron H said...

Nice going B! Is St George Marathon next? (PS You beat my time by 17 Minutes, nice going)

Lynley said...

Go Brigitte! That is seriously awesome and your Mom is seriously awesome for coming in second! Wow, I hope I can do that when I'm her age-wait I can't even do it and I'm 26.

Denise said...

COngrats Brigitte!!! That is such an impressive time, you rock!

Christy said...

That is so great! Yes, I think you can say you ran a marathon now. And you can say it is under 4 hours!

Pete Pages said...

Wow, way to go! I don't have such aspirations yet; maybe someday. I'm glad you started a blog, I've been wondering what's been going on in your life since we last chatted on the phone. We'd still love to get together--let us know...

Kari Howell said...

WAHOOOO!!!!! You are awesome and do all your friends know that you took 1st place in the MS race last weekend!!!! Yep, first among all (in case anyone reads my comment :)) And Ava is slowly (ya quite slowly, but still..) losing her belly a bit, so either bring her some Reeses or you are going to have to find another nickname for her soon! You are awesome, great job!

Brigitte Eppley said...

Thanks for mentioning that Kari! How amazing am I? It's true, I won the MS WALK. Yes -- I realize it wasn't a "race" but when I start running and everyone else is walking (do they think you have to walk just because it's called a walk?Oh ya -- I guess that is why they were all walking. Dumb me!) it's really not that hard to take first place! YEAH ME!!! Please, send congrats...medals...whatever. I can use all the praise I can get! =)