Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentines day fun!

I was bummed that Valentines day was on a Sunday this year. So on Friday I decorated Tye's jeep while it was parked at school. :) Here is what I did.

And on Sunday Tye gave me the most beautiful necklace that he got for me in Hawaii. :) We slept in and watched movies and went to church. It ended up being the perfect day! Thanks babe!! I love you!!

I will post pictures of my necklace as soon as I can take some!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Utah Valley Half Marathon

So, I have been wanting to do something for myself. Something that would challenge me and give me a sense of satisfaction when I finished it. For the life of me, I could not find anything that felt right, or that stuck. I also want to get into better shape. But the thought of going to the gym just to "get into shape" was not a motivator for me. I had been toying with ideas of how to accomlish this, but i kept giving up.

The other day I was driving on the free way and I saw a billboard for the Utah Valley Marathon. And it got me thinking. In fact.. it seemed like it was always on my mind. So, I prayed about it. And I drove the course that I would have to run.. and I prayed some more. I did not want to sign up for something that I would end up quiting because I was not committed.

I remembered talking to my sister in law Scarlet a month or so ago. She said that training for the half marathon gave her the incentive she needed to stay in shape and to keep going. And when I watched her cross the finish line of her first race... I could tell she was proud of herself!!

On Tuesday I got my answer. I was going to run the half marathon. It all felt right. I was able to find some training schedules that worked perfect for me and started out at my level, and I was so excited to get started! That night, I started my training!!

Long story short.... I am runing in the half marathon. I am super excited, and I am working my butt off trying to eat healthy, and hitting the gym to do my training. And thank you Scarlet for being such a great example to me... and for being the sister that I always wanted, but never dreamed I would actually have!!