Friday, December 11, 2009

1/2 marathon

WARNING......This is a long long long post get a coke and a snack before you begin !!!

I did it I ran 13.1 freakin miles !!!! Who ever would have thought...... Not me I remember thinking around mile 5 of the last 10k I ran in October why would anyone run any farther than this, but then I got an email about a half marathon coming up in January and I got thinking hmmmm. So I kinda started training, I made up my mind and I was going to do it in January !!!! Then I noticed that there was the LasVegas rock n' roll marathon and half marathon in December. I was telling a co-worker how I wished I would have known about this sooner because that would probably be alot of fun....I mean who doesnt love a good trip to vegas !!!! Then she was like just do it you can do it. So after debating for a good two minutes it was decided I was going to do it I had three weeks to train why not !!! ha ha Let me just tell you about those three weeks of training..... I think has honestly been the worst three weeks of me working out in 3 years seriously, 1st I decided that I was going to do 13 miles on the treadmill just to know in my head I could do it. Good plan right well the treadmill didnt think so at mile 10 it died. I could kinda smell something buring after the 1st hour and I figured it was our furnice kicking on... nope it was the treadmill oops. (thankfully after about three days miraclsy it started working again ) 2. Then there was the day I decided to run outside, side note I hate running out side AHHHHHH its cold and I didnt dress right because I didnt was to get to warm ( I didnt stop to thing that its me I have never been too warm in my intire life ) but .... im going to "try" to run more outside (after the snow melts and it gets like 80 ) until then I see no reason to venture outside, the great outdoors they are not !!! So basically my training was sucky almost non-existant but...I had paid my money and told way to many people so I was going to do it evan if it took all day. So race day comes and me and 30,000.00 other people line the LasVegas strip to run, the whole strip was blocked off so you had to walk to the race almost from the exit ramp on the freeway (im not exagrating) the race started at 6:15 a.m ( yah I know thats when you go to sleep in vegas not get up but....) I finally started running at about 7:00 and then after 2hrs and 25mins I finished !!!! It was really not that bad you basically ran up one side of the strip took a few extra blocks then ran back down the other side, so there was tons of stuff to look at( running elvis's people getting married durning the race ect...), so it was alot easier than I thought it was going to be. One of my friends that runs alot told me if you can run 10miles then you can do it. I already knew I could run 6 cause thats how long the 10k's are so I wouldnt even let my self start thinking this was hard till after mile 6. When I got to mile 6 and kept running I was kinda nervouse because I have never ran farther than that in a race but some how I missed mile 7 then it was 8 and I was like I only have two more till mile 10. Then by then we were already back to the strip so I just kept telling my self just run to the manadlay bay and youre done thats all you have to do just keep running. Let me tell you I was extatic to turn into that parking lot. So here is my picture after the race !!! please forgive the dorky pose I obviouly wastn thinking staight after just running 13.1 miles.

Monday, November 9, 2009

And a Baby makes three........

The first doctors appointments was today and its confirmed, June 26th thats the big day. We are very excited we cant wait. Its about time we got some babies in this family. "Grandma Shelie" is going crazy she cant wait to find out what it is so she can start shopping. This is going to be one very spoiled kid, because my parents have been wanting grandkids for quite awhile and its the first so I can only imagine !!!!!!!

CONGRADUTIONS COLTEN !!!!!!! youre going to be an amazing dad, you and Breanna are going to be great parents ( I wish I had a pictue of them together that would have been cuter but what do you do .....) Im so happy for you guys.
Me and Nicki always told my mom that Colten would be the first kid to give her grandkids and what do you know we were right !!!!! Now if Breanna could just stop puking .......

Thursday, November 5, 2009


On October 24th me,my mom and Breanna ran the save sister 10k in St.George, this is me and Breanna before the race. We all did really well but were just happy to have it over with. I wanted to beat my time from the kanab 10k and I did, I finished the kanab one in May in like 59mins, and I finished this one in 56min and came in 23rd overall. So I was happy with that especially since I think this one was alot harder, it had alot more hills than the kanab one.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

crazy busy

Okay so im the worst blogger ever, I wanted all my picture to go in order but it isnt doing what I want and im getting annoyed and dont want to deal with it so here it is. A couple weeks ago Ope got hit by a car. I dont know how it happend and I was standing right there but the good thing is a few stitches and some xrays and she's going to be fine. ThankGod this is her taking it easy recovering !!!! anyway enjoy my ramblings.

So the worst blogger ever I never update, but thats going to change im going to get more interesting. haha Anyways here is an update of whats been going on lately. I swear these last couple of weeks have been crazy crazy busy.

This is Ope when we were getting ready to go camping for labor day. She cant stand that we are outside doing something without her so she has to look out and keep an eye on us. We dont let her out when we are getting everything hooked up because 1,she would run away,2.she would get ran over while we (aka Bill ) is hooking up the trailor, or 3. she would jump in the back of the truck. If you know Bill we take the dodge camping and that would be a bad bad bad thing for Opes life if she were to scratch the truck so she has to ride in a travel crate when we go camping, and let me tell you thats an act complete for the circus getting the two dogs loaded. Picture this we always wait until very last to load the dogs so they dont have to sit for as long in thier little "travel huts"as Bill likes to call them, (huts my ass they are cages my poor babies).......anyways so we have the truck hooked to the camp trailer running ( I only camp in the summer so its hot) So here we are in 1000 degree weather me standing at the back to the truck breathing nasty hot exhaust smoke, trying to listen over the sound of the LOUD truck Bills instructions for lifting the dogs to him, and he is in the back to the truck trying to grab the dogs before I drop them and scatch the truck defeting the whole purpose. Trust me im sure this looks hillarious for everyone not involved, our negibors probably love when the see us getting ready to go because they have some entertainment and then they dont have to deal with us for a couple days !!!!! I should have taken a picture maybe next camping trip. Anyways that was labor day then the next weekend was my work party at Lake Powell. It was a blast !! anywas that enough for one day.... enjoy

Monday, August 31, 2009

The bluedog

Here is our other baby "the blue dog" yep thats her name, she a blue healer pretty creative aren't we !!!! Bill's grandpa found her in the field and we couldnt find her owners so we rescued her. She will seriously just lay on the couch like that all day, she is the sweetest puppy ever. I swear on Saturday mornings she will wake us up just so she can watch t.v !!! So thats ope and blue. As for the plus two its mostly just plus one because Bill is anti social and dont want be on here, but that didnt ryme as well so ..... here we are !!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Getting this figured out

So im not the most technicle savy person in the world I have self diagnosed a.d.d, and get bored quickly and dont have time for directions so you will have to bear with me while I figure out how to get my pictures to upload and all of that take one .... Meet Ope, she is our black lab and defently the boss of the house. She thinks this is her bed and after I have made it she will jump on it and move the pillows how she wants them. She does the same thing to us at night as well she just jumps of thier and figures out where she wants to sleep then flops down and kicks us until me move to acomidate her. But we love her she's our baby, coming next meet the blue dog !!!

Here we are....

So ive been thinking of starting a blog for a long time and finally got around to it, so here we are