Tuesday, July 29, 2008

catch up

i have been the worst blogger lately. i'm lucky if i get two posts a month in. so, in the next week or two i'm going to try to post all the stuff we've been up to over the last few months. let's start with the los altos hills pathways 10k that ben and i and some friends of ours ran on may 10. this was seriously the hardest race i have EVER run... and i think that includes any of the marathons i've finished. well, maybe not THAT hard, but take a look at the elevation profile:
ya, seriously psycho. ben totally rocked it. he finished in 46:27 and got 1st place in his age division and seventh place overall! now we have this trophy on our dresser that literally looks like they nailed 2 blocks of wood together. that's brook, kaylynn's boyfriend, with ben. he finished third in his age group. he luckily ended up with a nice medal instead of a trophy that looks like a... well, you know.
as for myself, i wanted to get under an hour and i did it just barely coming in at 59:54. that's about seven minutes slower than my fastest 10k time, but i'm just happy i finished alive. thanks to lindsey, who kept me going on those crazy hills... and for e-mailing me her pictures from the race as ben and i, once again, forgot our camera. here's some shots of all of us loco runners after we finished.

the girls
the boys
all of us
afterwards, we all met at hobee's for a delicious, high calorie breakfast. if you ever run across a hobee's in california, i suggest the blueberry coffee cake. divine. it was a totally fun morning.

up tomorrow (or the day after)... santa cruz camping bliss!

9 comments:

Julia said...

so dang jealous of you and all the girls/guys in those pics! it's a challenging, but fabulous race. um, so excited to meet you on friday!! see you then.

The Richardsons said...

You guys are so awesome for being so dedicated to your sport! I am envious, but not enough to try running myself. :)

Lark said...

Good job - I'm impressed!

Kadi said...

You guys seriously rock! Way to go Ben...number 1! Joel says...hello, natural runner! That is really cool and it looks like it was totally hard.
By the way, I totally miss you guys!

Kevin and Celeste Christiansen said...

Good job. You guys are awesome!
Everytime I read your blog it makes me miss CA.

Michal Thompson said...

Way to go. Looks like Ben is quite the runner. Good think you showed him the way.

ryan, maren and leah said...

i tried to warn everyone...

and yet i'm the only one who either didn't get in by my goal time or didn't get a medal/sweet trophy. ah, well. you guys did awesome!

Becki Becki Bo Becki said...

Wow, this is intense! I run my first half marathon in 2 weeks, and I'm glad to say that the elevation profile doesn't look a thing like this race! Way to go!

Nate, Morgan, Asher and Sayer said...

you guys are super awesome!!! wish i could have been there with ya.