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My Run Through 4 Cities, Geodes & More

May 10, 2014

We (Corom, the girls, Z, our friend-Mike & I) left early this morning to drive to Dugway Geode Beds to find Geodes. We had quite the adventure of driving there and driving home.

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We did run into some horses going up and coming home. It was really neat!

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We had fun looking for all the geodes. For the 1st half we were struggling to find the geodes…

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Then we decided to move to another location…

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And we started to find a lot!!!

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We cracked a few open and they were beautiful.

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After our drive home, I went out for a 2:02.13 run. It was the longest run I have ever been on not running a race. I went up the Dairy Loop, then up the dreaded Harry’s hill, continuing up to the Woodland Hills mailboxes. I ran down into Elkridge, and then up and around Goose Nest heading towards Payson. I ran a 4 1/2 mile loop into Payson, back to Elkridge, back to Salem… To my home. It was a great run! Corom came out to drop off a new drink I am trying out for this company. XOJO

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It worked great!!! It gave me the energy I needed for this run. This won’t make sense to you but I drove in the car after my run (because I don’t wear a garmin watch)… This is my notes on my run:
-Dairy loop to Harry’s To WH mailboxes-all up hill 5.6 (39 min)
-To Elkridge & goose nest-1 steep hill about .4 miles… 8.2 (56 min)
-1:08 min drink (stop sign- canal road & Payson) 10.3 miles
-1:20 min 12.2 miles (Payson park) This was really close to race pace for the 1/2… 1:19.23 for 13.1 miles (another hill about 1/2 mile or so)…
-1:26 min mouth of Payson canyon (12.9 miles)
-Back to the drink 14.5 miles
-Mt. loafer 3 way stop 1:50 min 16.8 miles
To home… 18.9 miles in 2:02.13.
6:28 pace… With major hills!!!

I was so shocked to see that I ran that far… And I am so grateful that Corom came out (and left XOJO) out!

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It really did help me! I don’t usually take Gu’s on my training runs or even drink water or any other fluids, so maybe this gave me the extra edge to finish strong… Anyway… I was so excited when I returned home and saw the odometer! This may sound weird but I wanted to cry! ๐Ÿ˜‰ After my run I came home and laid on the ground for a good 20 minutes.
Corom, the girls and I worked around the house and then neighbor kids came over. After the girls went to bed, Z (our Foriegn exchange student), had her date and 7 other couples come over for dinner. There is a dance tonight (Morp) and they needed a place to eat… ๐Ÿ™‚ My type of thing!

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It was fun… The kids looked like they were having a good time, and then they were off to their dance. Corom and I watched a movie and he gave my legs a good massage. He’s a good man!!!

From → Running

3 Comments
  1. That is one awesome run. Congrats! Despite my being injured and not having run in what feels like forever, I have been contemplating another marathon. Are you thinking of training for one? Those geodes look so pretty! Happy mothers day!

    • Thanks on the run! I am planning on racing the Grandmas run in Deluthe Minnesota. In June. I run St. George marathon every year but have never really trained for it… So now I decided to actually train for a marathon, put miles and speed into my workouts and see how it goes. :/

    • You should do another one!

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