April 19, 2008

Halfsies

Reba ran her second half marathon yesterday (the first was the storied one ten years ago in which--the way Jim Tasker tells it-- Jim heard a stagnant Reba wailing in pain a few hundred yards from the finish line so he stopped to get her going and run alongside her. Then right before the finish line, when he turned to wave wave to his dad on the sideline, she took off, beat him, and has bragged about it for the last 10 years. Mind you, Reba vehemently disagrees with this version, but Jim's is better). Anyway, She decided to to start training for the run only 3 1/2 weeks ago, after hearing about it for the first time at a baby shower. And while the whole thing was nuts, she actually did very well, coming in at an 8:30/mile pace at 1 hr, 49 minutes. When Oliver and I got there at the time she told us, I saw a bunch of flabby 50 yr old ladies crossing the line and was sure I had must have missed Reba's finish. Turns out there was also a 5 and 10 k, and these ladies were just finishing their 5 k with a respectable 2 days, 20 minutes/kilometer time.

So good job Reba!



19 comments:

Andrea W. said...

Wow, super impressive! Way to go Rebecca!

Lindsey said...

Yay for Rebecca. You are awesome. Wish I had your kind of discipline. :( I will eat a reese's cup to celebrate your victory.

Jo said...

Rebecca, you are awesome. Congratulations! What an iron lady.

And Chris, I will lovingly overlook (that is to say, look over)your "flabby 50 year old ladies" comment.

Jake and Emily Hutchings Family said...

totally didn't know that you were running a half marathon. good job! i could train 3 1/2 wks to run 3 1/2 miles. that's almost up to your standard...

Macy said...

Nice job, Rebecca!! SLC also had their marathon and 1/2 marathon yesterday. I saw many of the runners, many of whom were my friends, and I felt pretty darn lazy just watching from the street. So exciting though...I really would love to do one someday.

Amanda J said...

Good job Rebecca! That is a great race time - wow and you only trained for 3 1/2 weeks!

Rachel said...

1 hr. 49 minutes?? Good job! I can't believe what a good time you got! Congrats.

Greg said...

You're amazing, Reba. Is there anything you can't do?

Captain Awesome said...

Ollie looks pumped to be there.

Kara, Garrick and Rylee said...

You're seriously amazing Reba, I wouldn't even be able to keep up with those "flabby 50 years olds" on a 5K. ;)

The Allred Family said...

Wow, great job Reba. Sarah adn I started training for one htat we were supposed to run the same day as yours, only here obviously. And she wimped out on me and then I wimped out on myself...I didn't want to run by myself. I will live vicariously thru you... YEAH!!!!!! Great time too. Wow!

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Eliza said...

Reba way to go! I cannot believe you, 3 1/2 weeks! You're amazing!

Ben & Brynn said...

Impressive! You have almost inspired me to get out my running shoes and go for a run..... almost. Incredible determination and discipline, way to go!

carrie ritchie said...

I'm so impressed...you are my hero!

Jana said...

Congrats! Very cool...with such impressive time!

Chris- that "Justin dude" is Brad's friend from Texas- Justin Jester . Maybe you recognize him from the Y?

EVEN STEPHENS said...

Rebecca, Hi It is your cousin Hailey, I just had to say WOW about your RUN! I wish I was that motivated, I love being able to keep up with distant relatives through bloging! Keep up the cute pics! Take care!

Matt and Kay Jones said...

Hey Sharkman ease up on me and the old ladies times they probably are just husky like me and i bet they are pretty funny too.

Congrats to Reba 3 1/2 weeks is about how long it takes me to train to jog to the mailbox so that is amazing.

kateworthi said...

Great job rebs. Are you a personal trainer? I think you mentioned that once, but I am not sure. From your comment about Doug's sprain, I figured you're doing something like that. You better be! Because if you're just in that good of shape to run a half-marathon with only 3 weeks notice, and you're not a personal trainer or something - I'm not sure I like you anymore!!! :)