on the morning of july 4, ben and i ran the provo freedom run 10k. it was incredibly fun and i'm excited to say that ben has caught the race fever. he usually doesn't enjoy running, but he loved running the race so much that he proclaimed to me after we finished, "i want to run another one, ...like tomorrow!" yes! ...yet another loved one has succumbed to keeping me company in my running endeavors. the only problem... ben is like a million times faster than me. on the saturday before the race, we ran 6 miles together and he was practically running circles around me. yeah, it really bugged me. here i am, a year and half of running regularly and two marathons later and i couldn't keep up with ben who had seriously been running for ...a week. dang those boys. that's okay, though. i'm convinced that running with ben can only be good for me and will help push me faster than i would be able to push myself. plus, it will be a fun thing to do together. ben really wants to run a marathon this fall and hey... i'm always game for a marathon. hopefully we'll find out where we are moving soon so we can pick a marathon to do.
i really wanted to get under 54 minutes for the 10k and i did it! just barely...
whitney's time: 53 minutes 56.6 seconds
ben's time: 53 minutes 56.2 seconds
i was really pleased that i had met my goal. and thanks, ben, for pushing me and especially for sticking with me even though we were going way slower than you were capable of.