Making it Official

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On the training plan today:
7 miles at a 10:50 pace.

What I actually did:
10.1 miles at a 10:47

So far I’m really not following my training plan all that well. I either ignore the pace or ignore the distance. But I’m really not that concerned. I’m being FLEXIBLE.

Or at least, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

My Garmin did throw a fit again and said I burned 16,000 calories today. I wish I knew why it was doing that and how to make it stop. It just starts acting weird for a couple runs, then it seems to straighten itself out. It doesn’t really matter as long as it gets the distance/pace data correct I’m good, but it’s still an annoyance…

So, you may be wondering, “Jill, what are you training for? You keep mentioning a training program, but you haven’t let us know what you are training for right now.”

So I’m making it official and letting you all know…

I’m registered for the Bryce Canyon Half Marathon on July 18.

The race actually takes the participants through Bryce Canyon National Park. If you’ve never been to any of the national parks in Utah, you are seriously missing out. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this region. Of course, I did grow up in this area so it does hold a special place in my heart. But if you can stand amongst the towering cliffs and colorful rock without feeling some kind of awe or amazement at the beauty and power of nature, then you must have a heart of stone. An ugly gray stone. 🙂

I have no specific time goals. I’m just going to enjoy the beautiful scenery while getting in a good run. My mom is going to do the race that day too, so it’s another girls running trip!

Here are some pictures of the Half Marathon from the Bryce Canyon Country web site.

Here are the results of a search for Bryce Canyon on Flickr.

It truly is a beautiful region. I’m excited.

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