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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

So my hubby surprised me with a bosch and wheat grinder. I have made cookies, cake, meat rolls, bread twice, and gained 5 pounds!! So now I am going to kick it into gear. Time to put the game face on. WooHoo!!


Even after all these years, running continues to amaze me. Mostly in its ability to clarify - to make things OK and bring you back down to earth, even when things are insane. Especially when things are insane. --Mark Remy, Executive Editor, Runners World Magazine

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Since Nikki is not going to brag on herself I decided to do it for her. She has had a sore foot and not many chances to run because of major responsibilities at home and she is still amazing. She ran a 10 mile run the other day and did a pace of 8.15. And she was trying to take it easy on her foot. Nikki you and all my sisters are amazing. You guys are SUPER STARS!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I signed up to get daily motivation quotes from Runners World. I got this today and I liked it so I thought I would share. I'll share others whenever I get good ones.

I ran and ran every day, and I acquired a sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never, give up, no matter what else happened. ~Wilma Rudolph, US track star

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Katrina and I went for a six mile run and it was great. We both agree that having a running buddy is fun and totally helps keep you motivated. Just wanted to tell Katrina how much fun I had seeing her and hope we can do it again. Del Sol will be fun.

Monday, September 14, 2009

5K PR for me!

This past Saturday I was the running leg in a sprint tri for the Special Olympics. My run portion was a 5k. It was about 90 degrees so I know I could have done so much better if I didn't feel like I was going to puke from dehydration/heat exhaustion. I ran it in 28:32. I know this doesn't look very good to most of you since you are all animals and could have done 7 or 8 minute miles, but it was good for me!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Oh no you didn't!!!

Hey guys yes I am still here. I was humbled the other day though. I was running and I thought I was doing okay and this little skinny 85-90 pound chic and I met on the trail by the cedar hills golf course and at the time we were running the same pace and I thought okay kick it in and well needless to say she did and she freakin kick my trash. She ran probably a whole minute faster than me. When we approached the hill, the last climb, I couldn't find her she had lost me literally in her dust. I came home so pissed off that I got schooled by her. I thought she looked the way my Dez will when she grows up and I had to laugh thinking I just got rocked by my daugthter. I do hope that one day Dez will kick my but. So I tried to tell myself that I haven't been getting enough sleep and that I was at the end of my long run and she was doing a tempo run, you know what ever it takes to make me feel better about myself, but the truth is we all can improve. I shared it with my kids and they laughed. They think it is funny when I get the trash kicked out of me. We build each other up so well.

Monday, September 7, 2009

We can win Del Sol

As I was looking at last years results unless I'm wrong there was 29 minutes between us a 1st. place. That really is not bad. I think if we all work really hard we can do this! I know a bunch of girls in my ward that just finished the Red Rock Relay and I got so excited again. Lets Run!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

To Make All you Runners out There Feel Real Good

Count your Blessings. You could be running with this.

I had a guy ask me tonight if I was 9 months pregnant, while my sister-in-law who is 8 months pregnant was sitting right next to me and he did not even notice she was pregnant. Seriously just don't ask me anymore people. This was one of many comments I have gotten this past month about how big I look. You think I am big now you just wait 3 more months I'll show you big. This is why Marinda had the Triplets and not me. Sorry I am a little sensitive right now. I probably should have waited until tomorrow to post this.
Oh, I guess I should let everyone know the pregnancy is going great and I am having a girl. Woo Hoo!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Thank You Sarah

Just wanted to thank Sarah for that pep talk on running hard. I really needed it. I have gotten lazy but I am back working hard hoping to do at least as well as I did last year. So I hope everyone is doing great and having fun running.