We traveled out to Utah for a family vacation this year. We were able to make it coincide with the Pioneer Days race, so my dad and I ran the 10K and my mom ran the 5K. To make things as challenging as possible (’cause you know altitude and a wicked hill weren’t enough), we walked up the 1.5 mile trail to Timpanogos Cave the day before.
Long story short, I was breathing hard from the first step, I thought my heart was going to explode *walking* up the big hill, and my legs ran out of energy completely at mile 4. I truly was thrilled to even finish. The below pictures tell the story pretty well, LOL.
|“This hill sucks, but I can give you a smile.”|
|“Can’t you walk any faster than that?”|
|“Halfway, heading downhill, woohoo!”|
|“I’m pretty sure I’m gonna pass out or puke”|
This was a beautiful race and was extremely well organized. Unfortunately, the altitude and the hill at the beginning nearly killed me. 1:04:36 (which I think was a PW).