Pacing the St George half marathon. I was pacing the 1:50 with Shawna Dibb. I wasn't completely confident in my skills at hitting this pace, especially with my back. I took some excederin and my back loosened up enough that the first few miles weren't horrible. We settled into an 8:15 quite well and remained about 25-30 seconds ahead of pace despite the hills and crazy course. Mile 7 hill went well and the downhill invigorated me and I was ready to hit the pace accurately. However, around mile 10ish, my hips/back started aching and I was worried about my back holding up. Luckily at mile 11 two of the people who had been with us from the beginning dropped back and were having a hard time keeping pace. So I dropped back with them to encourage them and get them into the finish. It was certainly worth it and a welcome pace for my back as well. I truly wasn't complaining! Finished just at 1:51 and it was nice to watch those two finish strong!
Lauren ran the 5K just over 29 minutes and was 5th in her AG (15-19). We took off rather quickly and showered and loaded up to head back home.
at 6:30 I met Cyle and Whitney and I sparred a few rounds. I'm feeling a lot better about my boxing skills and with 6 more weeks I think I should ceratinly be able to hold my own against another amatuer.