After many months, miles and sore muscles, here we are at the starting line of the St. George Marathon. It's hard to believe that 18 months ago Darin wanted nothing to do with running and now here he was getting ready to run 26.2 miles.
We joined several friends who we had trained many miles for the race and another 7400 runners at the start at Central. It was an unusually warm morning. Unlike the other mornings of the marathon there was no need for gloves or warm clothes. It would turn out to be a problem as the 60 degree start warmed quickly to a hot 94 by the end of the race.
It was a gradual problem that many of us would not realize until it had hit us and heat stroke was setting in. We saw many people walking a lot sooner than normal. We both finished, but not in the time we wanted. It was a good learning experience and I am sure we will find another race soon, even if we say hate running and never want to do it again.: )
It is always a challenging thing to do a marathon, but well worth the sense of accomplishment in the end. Good times were had by all even if one of us had to find a garbage can to visit.
Our cheerleaders on the course! Always a better race to do with friends out there to cheer you on. Thanks tons!