InstaReplay: Ogden Half Marathon

I swam ran the Ogden Half Marathon today. It was tough. It was wet. It was windy. It was just right down nasty. I didn’t come anywhere near my sub-three time goal. Like remotely close (3:33:15), but I am totally fine with it for a couple reasons — it doesn’t indicate how I felt physically, mentally and emotionally and what I had to face.

Plus, to make a long story short (wait for the extended story on my race recap on Monday) — I was running with Tim and Jill. We were on pace for about 3-3:15, but at the aid station around mile 5 we lost her. We stopped to fuel and she apparently ran ahead. We thought she was in the bathroom so we waited and then just went thinking she might be sick or something. We stopped to wait a few times.

Anyways — the race was basically what I needed. I needed this test. I powered through a lot — cold fingers, wet shoes and 30MPH headwind monsoons. It was nasty.

I wish I took more pictures DURING the race — but — there’s no getting your phone out for a simple picture when you barely have control of your hands. Luckily, I got “some” — plus — there is a race photo from mile four I will be buying. It’s pretty epic.

Without further adieu, here are some of my race pictures from Ogden (you can see more on my IG account) …


Most guts? WE WIN! #prefontaine #race119 #ogdenhalf #running @ogdenmarathon @joshruns180

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I’m dedicating my 13.1 miles tomorrow at the @ogdenmarathon to @race2erace @theabolitionistsmovie, @ourrescue and the children currently held in the sex slave industry around the world. Child sex slavery is our biggest social ill to date. We live under the assumption that slavery ended with Lincoln. It didn’t. Just institutionalized slavery here in the US. There are currently over 27 million slaves worldwide and two million of those are children. More often than they are trapped in the sex trade. This MUST stop! That’s one too many. With movies like @theabolitionistsmovie and organizations like @ourrescue and @race2erace we can make and be that difference. If you’d like to donate your miles towards the goal of running two million miles tag your social media running posts with #run2m. Every mile counts and gets us closer to rescuing all two million children. #race119 #ogdenhalf #running #rescue2m #run2m

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The TJ2 Party has officially begun! #tj2togetheragain #race119 #ogdenhalf #running @ogdenmarathon

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So this is some how an organized bathroom line … 😳💩😳💩😳 #race119 #ogdenhalf #running @ogdenmarathon @joshruns180

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It seemed like a good idea at the time … #race119 #ogdenhalf #running

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It’s not everyday you get to have lunch with THE Bart Yasso. Especially with such awesome friends. #race119 #ogdenhalf #running

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