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Running To Family!

September 21, 2014

Friday: After a 1:01 (8.3 miles) minute run at a moderate pace, I hurried home to get the kids ready for school. Most of my day was spent at the school!!! I (and my youngest) met up with the 1st graders to run/walk with them in the morning (we were able to run with my 2nd daughter), then I ran over to Little Caesars Pizza to get pizza for one of the kindergarten classes (they won the pledge challenge)… My 3rd daughter was in that class…

IMG_2297.JPG I came back a little later to help the 3rd graders with a math assignment/activity (I was able to help in my oldest’s class). Yeah… I am not the best at math! 😉 Then the HS kids met me (and my 2 younger girls) at the elementary school to run the 20 minutes with the 2nd and 3rd graders (my oldest was out there running). By then, school got out and cross country practice started. I hurried over to the HS and put the runners to work. They ran a 2 to 2 1/2 mile warmup. Then I had them run 2 x 800’s, a set of bleachers & a 1200 at mile to 2 mile race pace, as 1 set. Most kids finished the workout but there were so many that dropped out. :/ they ran a mile to mile 1/2 cool down. It was a tough workout! My oldest had a soccer game tonight. She played better tonight than she did the 1st time. 🙂

IMG_2299.JPG They went into overtime and her team won in overtime (not that scores matter in 3rd grade). Later our friend Jason and his band played at Booth Brothers. Corom and I and the Fullmer’s went to see them play. It was fun to watch.


Saturday: I woke up at 5 a.m. on a Saturday morning just to get 1:53.23 minutes in. I ran a few on my own and then met up with Mac and Amber for a big part of the run. We ran up Harry’s hill loop. When we reached the top of the hill, I took off to begin a 3 1/2 mile tempo. My 1st mile was a 5:45, 2nd mile was a 5:40 and I didn’t know where the 3rd mile marker was so I continued my pace for 7 1/2 minutes. I was tired but it felt good. I finished with a mile and a half cool down, hurried home, showered and went to the church to meet up with a few hundred youth and other leaders for a 5.6 mile walk to the Temple near by.

IMG_2300.JPG We started at 8:15 in the morning, stopped twice at 2 designated areas for a little spiritual moment. The walk to the Temple was amazing and the youth were great. We made it by 11, had the closing remarks and then ate lunch.

IMG_2238.JPG At home, we packed a few boxes more, played around and at times became very lazy! We found out that we will be moving to our new place (just a couple of blocks away) 2 weeks from yesterday. :/ I’ve been packing a few boxes a day but now that we have a day… It’s push time.


The girls, Corom and I were able to fit in time to run to our friend’s house (the Barney’s). It is her birthday today… So we had to decorate their house as a little surprise… Yeah, it was a little messy but a lot of fun!

IMG_2302.JPG I was a little nervous how she would react to the “mess” in her house but she loved it. Thank goodness… Their were about 10 couples (Fullmer’s, Booths, Vantasells, Barney’s, MaCarthers and us) that went to the Clarion Event Center for their stuffed salmon and steak dinner. Soo good!!!

IMG_2305.JPG Corom and I decided we wanted to watch a movie when we got home… I probably fell asleep about 15 minutes into the movie. I woke up at 5:40 in the the morning still on the couch, freezing with no blanket…

Sunday: We had the Temple dedication today for church. It was for 8 and over (the age of baptism). It was so special! Corom and I went with our oldest (she is 8). It was a great dedication. I love the Gospel and I know this church is true! It is amazing and I know that Families are for Eternity!!! I am so grateful for that. Yesterday we found out that a close cousin of ours (Little Benny) passed away. He left behind a wife and 2 young children… He passed away in his sleep. It was so hard to hear the news and so shocking but I know where he is and that they have the opportunity to be with each other again! Corom and I decided not to organize anything and decided to spend quality time with the girls…

IMG_2306.JPG It was nice! We had our neighbors over for dinner… They watched the 3 younger girls for us while we attended the church session (thanks Stokes). It was a good dinner with them. After they left and the girls went to bed, Corom and I tried the movie again… During the middle of it our doorbell rang. No one was there but our door was decorated! 😉 So cute!

IMG_2301.JPG Today was a day with many emotions but the overall outcome… Life is good and family is so important and great!


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One Comment
  1. You guys know how to pack in a ton of fun in one whole day! I love the messy birthday decorations. I have become such a neat freak in my old age that I might have freaked out! My parents are in Utah right now hiking. Yesterday they were at Arches. Made me think of you 🙂

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