Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Half

Yesterday my sister Jessica and I ran the Halloween Half Marathon in Provo. We started up at Sundance and ended at the Riverwoods. I'm so glad that we did it, even though I'm still sore today. :) We don't know our times yet, but we paced at about 5 mph. We didn't end at exactly the same time, but were close enough that our timing is about the same.

My sister Jess, her friend, and me before the race hanging out in the tent.

Me running... I don't know what mile this was. Probably early on... I LOVED the first five miles. I look funny because it was through her phone running case.

Micah and Lila met me at the end of the race. It was so good to see them and hear them cheer for me. It made it that much more worth it. Thanks for coming, Micah!

(They brought me flowers and attempted to get a picture of me at the end. There were a lot of people standing around and in the way, and he was trying to hold onto Lila at the same time.)

 Jess and me after the race. We got medals that we are both so proud to have.

Overall, it was a really great experience. The worst part? For me personally, it was standing around for THREE hours before the race. My feet started hurting then. We were bussed up to Sundance and packed into a heated tent. It was nice and warm, but because there were so many people they wouldn't let us sit. If you sat down someone came around and said that you needed to stand. Three hours standing on asphalt wasn't the most comfortable, but hey, I survived and I was still able to complete my goal.

My favorite costume of the day... Yzma and Kuzco

When I began my training at the beginning of August, I thought that I would never be interested in doing a full marathon. I even told people that, but now that I have successfully completed a half I do have a new goal. It will not be any time soon though. I'm happy with this accomplishment for now. My next race is actually going to be the Santa Fun Run 5k in Provo on December 1st. I'm really excited. You pay $35 to do it, but they give you a Santa suit that you HAVE to run in. It sounds fun. Anyone who wants to join me is more than welcome! The website is Take a look.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall Break 2012

Last weekend was Fall Break in Alpine School District. It was wonderful to have a break from work and I did some fun things and some necessary things. Overall I think I was pretty productive.

We went to Gardner Village to see the witches and Lila had so much fun. I know that she is not smiling in any of the pictures, but that is because she was "talking" to the witches or the pumpkins. She especially loved the petting zoo and feeding the goats and sheep. In the second picture I was trying to keep her head forward, because she wanted to look at the witch on the bike behind us. I guess I was somewhat successful.

 Lot's of people from my family came as well. Sydney didn't want to smile. Ha. 

I deep cleaned and organized my kitchen, bedroom, and family room. I labelled the remainder of my canisters that are on my kitchen counter. I had already done the flour and sugar ones. Now I just need one for my whole wheat flour.

I "created" several things starting with Lila's Halloween costume. It was supposed to be a Tinkerbell dress but she was not having it. Now it is just a skirt, but it looks super cute on her. I tried a new chocolate chip cookie recipe and now it is our favorite. I made whole-wheat rolls that I LOVE and an apple pie that is always a hit. We also carved a pumpkin for our front porch. I know it's a little early, but it was the best time for us to do it.

Finally, we went hiking up Battlecreek Falls. It was beautiful and fun and Lila was very excited to go at first, but it seems like she became immediately tired right at the beginning of the hike. :) She was even too tired to chew her string cheese. These pictures are not in order as you can tell from Lila's face.

 String cheese hanging out of her mouth. :)

This was her by the end of the hike. So cozy.