31 August 2009

Top Of Utah Half Marathon





This last Saturday I ran the Logan half marathon with my two running buddies Mistee and Jana. This was the first time that I had friends running with me, which made the whole experience so much better. The first four miles were a little more painful than usual since I was nursing a broken rib which made breathing a bit more difficult. I think that it just went numb after a while, or I just stopped paying attention because it didn't hurt for the rest of the race. My time was 1 hour 44 minutes... I was hoping to make this a faster time than my last, but I'm just glad I could run it at all after breaking my rib the week before. The best part of it all was my Judd and my baby girl waiting for me at the end. Mistee and Jana did really well for thier first half marathon. Can't wait to run some more! I forgot how addicting racing was.

23 August 2009

Provo River Half Marathon

I ran the Provo river half marathon a few weeks ago, besides the fact that it was FREEZING at the start it was a pretty fun race. I grew up running on this trail so it was a very familiar course. The last 1/2 I did was SLC and I came in at 1 hour 44 minutes. I shaved a few minutes off of this one coming in at 1 hour 41 minutes..... Nothing compared to my old Army Ten Miler teammate check him out here: http://guam-runner.blogspot.com/ He is AMAZING, and if you look hard enough there is a picture of me on his blog :) Proof that I ran with a running professional.... Once upon a time. I have another one coming up this Saturday in Ogden and a few of my running buddies are going! YAY! I have always ran races by myself so this should be a nice change.

16 August 2009

Surprise Surprise!!!

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Ah, the pitter patter of little feet on the floor.... I'm quite sure that there is no better sound.

Kennedy decided yesterday that she was going to walk. She completely skipped taking a few steps at a time and went straight to walking everywhere by herself. She is such a stubborn little girl, I have a feeling that Judd and I are in for some trouble.

15 August 2009

Cereal Anyone?

As most of you know, I do the coupon thing.... I cut them, find sales and then irritate the people who are in line behind me as the cashiers frantically scan piles of coupons one by one.
I was so proud of this most recent trip so I'm going to brag :) I bought everything in this picture- 20 boxes of cereal, 14 boxes of fruit snacks, 10 packs of cookies, 10 boxes of Eggos, and 6 boxes of rice Krispie treats for a grand total of 60 items I paid 30 dollars plus tax .50 cents per item!!!! Plus Kelloggs is doing a rebate and they will be sending me 10 dollars back..... SO I REALLY ONLY SPENT 20 dollars. (I know you may be thinking that all we eat is cereal and junk food, but I swear we do eat regular home cooked food!)

02 August 2009

What would you rather be... A mermaid or a whale?


This is a story my friend Katie http://thekitchenmissscarletcandlestick.blogspot.com/ sent me... I thought it was funny and that I would pass it along
Recently, in large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said: this Summer do you want to be a mermaid or a whale? A middle aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym. To Whom It May Concern: Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans). They have an active sex life, they get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Barren Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia. Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs.
They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world. Mermaids don't exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them not to mention how could they have sex?
Therefore they don't have kids either. Not to mention who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store? The choice is perfectly clear to me; I want to be a whale.
P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver and a coffee with my friends. With time we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, good gosh, look how smart I am...