St. George Marathon
October 1st, 2011
3 hours, 15 minutes, 32 secs = sub 7:30 minute miles = Stinkin' Fast
Way to Go, Jason!
On Saturday Jason ran the St. George marathon. Despite the fatigue that inevitably follows two solid weeks of travel, he did AWESOME!
When Jason sprinted by at mile 21, he looked positively radiant. While some runners' faces were already contorted with pain, Jason seemed to be thoroughly enjoying his Saturday morning jaunt.
Here he is pausing to give the girls a hug at a spot just a couple blocks away from our home.
In fact, our only complaint was that Jason was a little too fast. We simply couldn't keep up with him, literally. Here's Brooklyn cheering at the finish line.
By the time she arrived with her encouraging words of "You're almost there", Jason had already made it to the finish.
At least Jason was thoughtful enough to save a popsicle.
In all honesty, I really don't know what to write about the race. I know that it was hard and it was long and it hurt, but Jason made it look so easy! Jason experienced more of a runner's high than he ever has in the past, and it showed. We were all praying that he could simply finish the race without injury, and instead he shattered his previous personal record by a full seventeen minutes. While he may be hobbling around on sore legs at the moment, judging by the elation on his face in the aftermath of this race, my suspicion is that you'll find him at the finish line again--and soon.
P.S. Congrats are equally due to Jason's younger brother Justin who ran the Top of Utah Marathon just a few weeks ago. Read all about his skin-drenching, band-aid-sporting, trophy-awarding fun right here. Three cheers for the Wheeler Marathon Machines!