Saturday, July 11, 2009

Run Sisters Run!!

Here we go again. I think I've created a MONSTER!! Actually, Nathan started all of this last year when he did his Triathlon. Then we signed up for the 1/2 marathon, and then I got Sarah into it, then Sarah got her hubby to run a 5K last week, and now Marlee's talking about wanting to maybe run a Kids K this fall. WOW!! You'd think with all this running I'd be tiny and skinny by now. I'm not. But, it is slowly coming off. But the best part is the feeling of accomplishment. It's been a great self esteem booster. I really am enjoying it!! Who woulda thought!? Me, the girl who hid when it was time for the track team to do their 1 MILE run!! But that's another story for another day (along with the story about when I had to actually run a race at a track meet, and was DEAD last, or when I was practicing throwing the disc and hit the coach. Geez, why did they ever let me on the track team in Jr. High?) Anyways . . .

Sarah and I ran a 10K (6.2 miles) this morning in Farmington. It had horrible hills at the beginning (UP hill), a beautiful trail along the side of bison and deer (the animals at Lagoon), lots of cars (they didn't close the roads for the race), and a fantastic hill to run down at the very end. It was a lot of fun. My time was good, but I'm looking forward to beating that time in September when I run another 10K.

Marlee had a BLAST taking pictures of the boys while they were waiting for us at the finish line.
The following pictures are all taken by Miss Marlee . . .

Noah making a face. He loves making people laugh.

Van the Man. (notice Noah hiding behind him)

The Boys

Elijah

Marlee making a face at Elijah to make him smile.
(this one was not taken by Miss Marlee, obviously)

and - Elijah again.

12 comments:

rickandelly said...

ooooooooo the kids are sooo cute!! Can't wait to see everyone - it's coming up soon!! Your running is an inspiration to me! I will keep up my running and a bunch of us can run on the beach in Australia when your down!

Josh said...

you are unstoppable

(yes I checked the spelling, and I think that it looks wierd with two p's)

kelli said...
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kelli said...

Good Job! I just started running too. I just did my first 5k on the 4th. I was also one of those girls who dreaded doing the mile run in gym class. We should run together. (I took up running to get rid off the extra poundage brought on by my beautiful children, but it is NOT falling off, but the sense of accomplishment of finishing a race is awesome) We should run one together sometime!

stefani said...

so awesome!!!!! and u r looking awesome!! keep it up :)

The Roylance Family said...

You go girl!! I'm jealous that you are able to run so much and are getting so skinny. I must be gaining everything you're losing and then some! I've never been a huge fan of running, but I love the feeling of accomplishment too! Maybe next year I'll join you in a race or two! Have you ever thought about doing the Wasatch Back Relay? You might love it!

Shannon said...

Congratulations! You look fabulous, so tan and cute! I'm so impressed with your running. I can't manage to get out this summer and do it. Keep posting about your running!

Rodriguez Family said...

girl, you are amazing! work it!

The Cherrys said...

You go Girl...and go and go and go!!! I don't know how you do it, maybe, just maybe, someday I can be a runner like you.

or maybe not, but it doesn't hurt to dream!

Mattsmum said...

I am so proud of you... I think you look great and look what you are sharing with Marlee. I need to start, but I always seem to have a thousand excuses why I shouldn't.

You always look so beautiful.

Brian and Katie said...

GOOOOOO JEN!!!! That was me cheering from all the way over here! You are amazing! and you DO look good! I know about the track team and coming in last, and that's why things like this mean even more! I wish I was there so you could motivate me to be next to you! (um so sometime during my blogging hiatus when did Elijah loose his babyness?)

Summer said...

I am SO IMPRESSED! I want to start running, but I don't even know how to start. I know that sounds silly, but it's kinda overwhelming to me. Anyway, I'm impressed with you and your 10K! So cool!