Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's official...



I'm running the half marathon in Salt Lake in less than a month!! Ahhh!! I'm excited of course, but nervous already. I've never been in a race before. It still surprises me that I can even follow my training program. I don't notice that I'm improving, but I must be. Yesterday I ran 10 MILES--the longest I have ever run. I pushed myself and beat my 9 mile time from last week (not that I'm that fast at all) but impressive to myself. REALLY. I'm still shocked at what my body can do.


I have never been a runner before, but after this last pregnancy when I was heavy and so out of shape I could hardly move without hurting, I decided that enough is enough! I would not take my body and my health for granted. I remember distinctily being amazed when I could run a whole MILE, when I ran two whole miles, shocked and proud when I ran five...and now I can run 10. What?! Really?! YES! It is proof: You (whoever 'you' are) can do it (whatever 'it' is) too!! Hurray for us!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Run, run...


Lauren has become my running buddy--and thank goodness for her! It's amazing how much easier it is to keep going and help the time fly by when you have good company. How lucky am I to have a sister in the same little town as me, miles and miles away from where we grew up? SO LUCKY! Tomorrow we run EIGHT miles (which I've never done before)...hurray for us!

By the way, have any of you checked out my friend Stacey's blog (on my side bar)? She's a crazy awesome insane athlete. Inspirational :)

And do you know about this website that will calculate your miles for you? So cool.

I also found some half-marathon training ideas here which I hope will help me be faster.

ps. Mattie, do you want to come run with us?!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Nate and Tony at the movies


Does he get to see the movies before everyone else? Yes. And he gets paid for it. Would you join me in hating him?!...but then he goes and rents me movies he knows I'm going to like...so I love him again.
Follow him at www.uvsj.com/movies

Monday, March 1, 2010

Olympics

I have LOVED watching the Olympics. There were so many amazing athletes with inspiring stories from all countries, and being from Canada and living in the States I felt like athletes from both countries were mine!