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A Horrible Race… But Fun Times With My Parents & My Family! 

June 29, 2015

Thursday: My run was a 6 mile run this morning. I’m so glad it was only 6 miles because I am feeling lousy. I’ve been feeling blah, heavy and slow. I do have a 1/2 marathon on Saturday, so I better be feeling better. :/ The girls did play pretty much all day once their chores were done.  

 I did have a RS activity to go to this evening while Corom attended a night at girls camp. It was bishopric night at camp. (On his way home he had a flat tire on his motorcycle, so instead of getting home at midnight, he got home around 2-2:30.) 

 My parents arrived late tonight. 🙂 It’s so good to see them and have them here. 

Friday: I ran an easy 5 1/2 miles this morning and yet, it didn’t feel so easy. :/ I really struggled again today. I don’t know what my deal is. I did run straight to the HS and sent the CC kids of on a run. While they were running I helped with the speed and agility session.  

We took my parents around “house” hunting this morning (they are thinking about moving out of California… I hope they do)! After looking at places, we did crafts, swam and just hung out.  

 We went to my 2 middle daughters last softball game. This young of age it is fun to watch but I am also glad that was their last game. 

Saturday: I got up at 3:15 a.m. to catch the bus by 4:15. It is the American Fork race against cancer 1/2 marathon. It is a pretty downhill race for the 1st 7 miles (a fast course) but I totally bombed it! :/ I ran my slowest time in 5-6 years. By mile 3 I knew I was in trouble. I just couldn’t go even with it being downhill. I had no energy. I finished with a 1:23.58 (a 6:25 pace). I was a little discouraged this race but hopefully I will figure out what’s wrong… Soon! My mom, sister, sister-in-law and I went shopping to decorate my house. I am so not good at decorating or shopping for that matter. So they took over and started piecing things together.  

We hurried back and went to a family reunion on my dad’s side. It was so nice to see many cousins and relatives that we have not seen in a very long time. It is sad because we decided it’s been way too long since we have done this when we got together for my Aunt’s funeral.  

We had a great time… Games, zip line, food, visiting, etc. It really was nice.  

 It was fun to see my dad and his siblings together. It’s been a while for him. 🙂  

Sunday: It was nice to have my parents here… They were a big help with getting the girls ready for church and with keeping them quiet in church. 🙂 We went up to Missy’s house (my sister) for dinner and s’mores. Then everyone came back to my house for a slumber party. Trying to put all the cousins down for bed was a little hard. 🙂  


Monday: Once again I got up early and ran with the HS CC team. I had an 8 miler today and ran it in 59 min. It was ok today. The rest of the morning my sister, sis in law, mom, dad and I painted and sanded and decorated the stuff for my house.  

The cousins and neighbors played…  

I love having my family here! I needed this. It’s been so fun… This week is going by way too fast!  

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  1. Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA permalink

    I wish that was my slowest race ever. haha : p sorry about your race though. I read this article once about how down hill running can really beat your legs up, so although it was all downhill at first, it probably did take a toll on you also.
    Looks like you’ve had some busy days.!!

    • Thanks Jessica! The downhill was so hard on my legs but I’ve run this course before and was able to push harder. I just didn’t have it in me… I know I’m lacking something because the past 2-3 weeks have felt this way. But thank you!!!

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