Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Little Grand Canyon Half Marathon

South of Huntington, Utah, the half marathon treks through the most delicious part of the Little Grand Canyon.
We are sparing you the dozens and dozens of pictures we took, both when we were driving the race course the day before, and when we were supposed to be running the race.

Flowers like these line the roads and freeways of Utah and Colorado.

Running across the desert at the beginning of the race, we were fascinated by the plant life.

The rocky road was not as troublesome as the dust from vehicles in the last few miles of the course.

Mile markers helpfully advised of miles left to go to the finish at the swinging bridge over the San Rafael River.

You can read about the marathon on Make It a Masterpiece.

I was the only woman runner over 62 in the half.. so I guess I was first in my age group.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Running short races on weekends:

Weekend before Labor Day

This was the first year we ran the Milk Run 5K at the Minnesota State Fair.

Saturday of Labor Day weekend we ran races at the Buckshot event in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, benefit for Special Olympics. The Buckshot was the first race we ever ran... eleven years ago.

This year around 1400 runners participated.

At the Special Olympics Buckshot Races they celebrate all sorts of people. They have FIVE YEAR AGE GROUPS ALL THE WAY TO 95!
Awards are always interesting.

Another race this weekend, details later...