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Mike and I have been married for 10 years now, and luckily we still like each other! We've been together for over 15 years and we've spent it traveling, backpacking, climbing, skiing, triathloning, marathoning, sailing, eating, and going on as many adventures as possible. We now have two beautiful boys, Sam & Charlie, and we couldn't be more excited about seeing a whole new world through their eyes in the years to come!

Friday, June 25, 2010


Mike and I both finished the Salt Lake Marathon!!

This was not anything special for Mike because he's a machine, and he can run marathons in his sleep, but for me this was a HUGE deal!! I made my goal of finishing before they closed the course and not coming in last place. That said, boy was I SLOW!! Now, for all of you who've done a marathon slower than my time please do not be offended. I'm not saying you are slow. Finishing a marathon is a huge accomplishment for anyone, so congrats to you for finishing regardless of your time, but for ME, my time of 5 hours was butt slow because I've been an athlete my entire life and I expect more of myself. Despite my time, I'm still proud of myself for finishing.

I enjoyed the race through about mile 13 (which is why I should stick to half marathons & triathlons I think), and after that it was pure hell. Really, it was awful. My lowest point was in mile 23 when a man who was WELL over 80 years old, who was speed walking the marathon passed me (yes, I was "running"). I'll defend myself by saying that he was about 6'4" and obviously an Olympic speed walker, but I just don't know how one can really excuse being passed by an 80 year old walker while running. Whatev. At least I finished. Plus, technically I ran an ultra-marathon because I went off course by at least .1 miles in mile 3 to a McDonald's to pee, so I was over 26.2. I didn't get a special award or anything, but I know what I've done and that's all that matters.

Marathon day was a BLAST. We had the entire Blommer and Merrell families in attendance plus Mike's aunt Camille flew in from the east coast. Max ran the full marathon too, and Glen ran the half. My mom, my dad, Mike's mom, Amy, and Camille ran the 5k. Congrats to everyone, but especially Camille because this was race # 20ish in her quest to run 50 5k's in 50 states before she turns 50. She is my hero. She's actually going to rune a NUDE 5k this weekend too, which I can't get over. To me that is scarier than death hands down, but I LOVE her for doing it. Check out her blog for more of her amazing story: http://www.camilles5k.blogspot.com/


Camille B. said...

Glad you're back! Once again congratulations on the marathon, I'm not worthy! Thanks for the props on the naked run, my posting should go up this evening. You Must Do This!! I went the Full Monty and must say my boobs are still sore today. Mad that I didn't place as I let the gal who placed third pass me at the very end. Must have been because I wasn't wearing my offical race shirt!

Tay and Jen said...

Great job on the marathon!!! I've done one...and decided it would probably be my last. My time was way slow! Great job!