Sunday, November 1, 2009

St. George Marathon

I had never had the desire to run a marathon until some girls in my neighborhood/ward were training for a Ragnar Relay Race. My family and I were going to be out of town during the race, so I couldn't participate. I ran with them in their training for the Ragnar and became pretty good friends with all of them. Some of the girls and I decided to register for the marathon, honestly not expecting to get in. When Ceri and I got in...I was shocked! We were both pretty nervous because neither of us had ever run over 6 miles! We had so much fun training together and became such good friends. We had lots of really early mornings, late nights, and runs we never thought we were capable of. When the marathon came, neither of us knew what to expect.
This was at 4:00 in the morning right before loading on the bus.
Mile 23ish
We finished!! Both of us were able to accomplish the goals we set! My goal was to qualify for the Boston Marathon (3:40) and I finished in 3:36...barely making my goal :)
My husband was such a good support. He was always willing to watch the kids and came to all the races that I competed in during my training. He never complained about all the time/money it took for me to run the marathon. I am so lucky to have him!


Conner, Drew, Jaye Lee, Ethan, Isaac

Dinosaur Museum

Ally really wanted to take a nap on the stuffed dinosaurs.

Jaye Lee, Conner, Ethat, Isaac, Eli

Monster Truck Show

We went to the monster truck show with Doug and Tiff. Conner was in heaven! He loved how dirty and loud it was! We were all very entertained!

Neighborhood Campout

A few months ago, some friends from our neighborhood decided to go camping down in Mt. Pleasant. It was so fun! Good food, good company, beautiful scenery...couldn't ask for more!

Morgan, Jen, me, Mindy, Ceri, Jamie and Marsha

Halle, Tori and Ally. These two babies are destined to be friends. They were born on the same day, they almost had the same name and we live in the same neighborhood! They had so much fun together!