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Monday, May 20, 2013

Things running can do in a year...

Last year my friend Alli decided she was going to go a whole year and run a race every month. I decided I wanted to do the same. :) I started my race journey in April of 2012 with this race.

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Alli and I at the Elevate 5k in April

I didn't run in May. Alli and Logan (BIL) ran the memorial day 5k and Chase and I went on a Charity Motorcycle Bike Ride.
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In beginning of June we ran the dirty dash with all of our friends - took us 3 long hours to run a 10k. haha not my best time! But it wasn't about time - It was about getting dirty. :)
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Alli, Logan and I ran the Help us adopt 5k in the end of June.
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In July Alli and I ran our first 10k with the Freedom Run. It was a huge hill, but worth it, and so proud that I rocked it! With the same pace I run my 5ks.
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August was the Tiger 5k for the Orem Tigers Ballroom team. Easy and that's when I got my PR! of 30:06 :)
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Ran the next Help Us Adopt series in September.   
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Then we ran a race for Kalina, who is one of Alli's friends at the end of September. I was so grateful for the opportunity to help her.
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Ran the Love your Body 5k with Michele (downstairs neighbor) and Alli in October.
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Turkey Trot with the fam! It was so cold!   
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Flash Dash Series - Santa run in December. I was a pooper that day and didn't want a picture with Alli, and now I regret that. :( 

That was all for 2012! I ran a lot last year. I loved doing races and getting out and getting exercise and losing weight, though my goal wasn't to lose weight it was to just be healthy. 

2013 brings new challenges to me and running. I ran my first half marathon, and now am suffering shin splints and IT band syndrome. :(
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Ran my first half marathon (13.1 miles - let me say it again 13.1 miles) in January. My friend Celise (though I think I'm closer in age to their oldest than I am to her) and my new friend Missy and Diana (who isn't pictured).
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Ran the She Runs (Run Like a Girl) 5k with Diana and Marquessa (who I had just met) in February- Hopefully I get to run a ragnar with them later this year.   
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Ran the Hero Run with Chase as Iron Man in March. He vowed to never walk/run in the suit ever again.
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  Then ran the Elevate 5k with Chase this April - ran it with him (hard for me to do) and ran my slowest of 39 minutes. But we did it TOGETHER and that's all that matters. :)

My next journey will be to run a trail ragnar at the end of June, and another half marathon in September. I'm relearning how to run via ChiRunning because I am sick of the shin splints. Hopefully I can get Chase on the running bandwagon with me so we can do a few more races together.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Things that are my favorite...

I remember very clearly the semester after Chase and I had been married. I was swamped with school and felt like everything was going wrong. I happened to be taking institute that semester and I took it from the most amazing teacher, Sister Hepworth. I was in a class that focused on the current prophet, and at the time it was Gordon B. Hinckley. Sister Hepworth passed this quote out to all her students that were there that day. I loved it. Mainly because it has helped me through hard times, and I try and read it on those days that I need help the most. I keep it on my fridge. Since then, the paper is a mess. I wanted to redo it and make it match my current colors in the kitchen. This is what I did, super simple.

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I have wanted to read his biography since before I met Chase, and finally finished it a year or so ago. It is amazing book, and he was an amazing prophet.

You can learn more about my church and what I believe here.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Things that have been this weekend...

I just downloaded the blogger app for the iPhone 5. I am testing it to see if it works good. You will have to let me know what you think of it. :)

This weekend Chase, me, and my family went to Richfield to camp. I guess KOA was doing a 2-for-1 special and all proceeds for this weekend went to a charity. :) 

Here is what we did. 
This is where we stayed. It was really nice. 
We played a game of this. And guess who won? Chase! He loves this game!! So does my baby brother. :)

We saw a ton of Shelby's at the gas station before we headed to Fremont Indian state park. 
We hiked a trail. 
This was for a virtual geocache. Yup I geocache just like the hubs!! :)
Found a huge cache from Fremont Indian state park. There was some cool stuff in it. 
Us after finding the cache. 
Then this guy found his 100th cache! He was pretty happy!! 

That's all I got from this weekend. How was your weekend?