Friday, January 30, 2009

I need a RACE!

I have only run a few times since the half marathon and am in desperate need of a race. I've looked online and can't seem to find one. Most of the ones that I've found are either in the next week or two, or are in the first 2 weeks of April and Peter will be out of town. Does anybody know of any race in march, end of april or in may sometime? I need a goal to keep me running.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Half Marathon.

Peter and I have been training for the last 12 weeks for a Half Marathon. Neither one of us has ran one before and thought we'd try it. I wanted to do it to get me into shape, and that it did. I lost 11 pounds training for it. I only limited what I ate for the first couple of weeks and then the holidays kicked in. I think this is the first time I've lost weight over the holidays instead of gaining. Last weekend we went to St. George, UT and ran in the Painter's Half Marathon. It was so much easier than I thought it would be. I didn't push myself too hard in fear that my body would give out and not finish but I actually think I could of ran longer. It gave me such a high afterwards that I think I am now addicted to running...race running anyway.

My cousin Scott and his wife Elizabeth, Peter and I, my Uncle Dennis, and my brother Jeff.
Jeff approaching the finish line...1 hour 23 minutes 19th place overall!!

Peter approaching the finish line...1 hour 54 minutes.


Me....2 hours 4 minutes.
Can I just say the sense of accomplishment is amazing! I'm looking forward to next year and hoping to get my time under 2 hours.


Santa brought the kids a trampoline complete with safety enclosure, but it didn't get put up till after our trip to Utah. The kids absolutely love it! They play on it for hours. Not only do they jump on it, the use it as a club house and can't wait till it's a little warmer so they can sleep out under the stars. Santa is awesome.

lazy blogger...

time has flown by this past month so here are a few pictures of what we've been up to.

New Year's Eve Party

Peter was a trooper and wore a hat most of the night. Love that guy :)

My birthday happens to be on New Years Eve
Licking the super yummy "sticky frosting" off my birthday cake.

Janna, Me, Melissa, and my Mom

Sledding in Eagle Mountain, UT

Peter with Owen and Jake

Haley and Abbey

Abbey-so excited to see snow in what seemed like forever!

Jake playing in real snow for the first time...he had just turned one when we moved to AZ.

Owen all bundled up.

Christmas morning. This is the first year that we didn't get the whole family

For some reason blogger won't download the pictures in the order I want them and it is driving me nuts. We had a great Christmas and went to Utah a few days after. We surprised the kids and told them that was their main gift and they loved it. They had so much fun playing with their cousins and the SNOW!! Peter and I decided the snow and cold was fun for a day or two but then we were done. If there were only a way to live close to all your family and stay away from the cold!