I’m just warning you now that this post has about 50 pictures so I hope you are okay with that;)
Let’s talk about Thursday night!
We went to my nephew’s basketball game and played some hoops ourselves after the game. Guarding Brooke was harder than I was expecting… she is quite agile.
We picked up some boxes so that we can get this moving process going.
We had many staring contests and I lost over and over again.
And after my nephew’s basketball game we went and celebrated with the whole family at Rockwell Ice Cream (in Provo—> it is a must go if you are in the area… absolutely everything is made from scratch and all of the dairy they use is locally sourced—> ps I just want to share this on my own… because it was so good).
MUDDY BUDDY ICE CREAM?
Brooke went with the cookie cone and cookies n’ creme.
If it is seems like I have been with my sister and her family a ridiculous amount of time lately… you are correct. I can’t get enough of them and Brooke wants siblings so I’ll just have her grow up with these ones:)
My bro-in-law had the Peanut Butterooey Gooey. I have a strong feeling this will be our new meet-up spot.
Just one more pic from yesterday’s trail run because I am still on a runner’s high after this one.
I’d love for you to send in your running accomplishments to be featured——> firstname.lastname@example.org! Time for some amazing stories:
Savannah!!! “Yesterday my mom, sister, and I all ran the Phoenix half marathon. (I’m the blonde one;) It was my mom and sister’s first half marathon. We drove the course the day before and my mom told us ‘I’m just going to run to the McDonald’s, come pick me up there after!” haha. She was so nervous and wasn’t sure that she could finish, and was scared that she would come in last. But they both did SO GREAT! -my sister ran the entire race without stopping and my mom surpassed all of her expectations and finished well before she thought she would. After my sister and I crossed the finish, we met up with our dad and nine year old sister, and then we girls walked back to meet my mom at the 12.5 mile point and run the end of her race with her. Crossing that line with my mom and both of my sisters, with everyone cheering so loudly for my mom (including the announcer!), was a moment I will never forget. This is what running (and family) is all about.”
Brooke!!! “This Saturday I ran my 6th Half Marathon with a time of 1:51:09! I beat my PR from two weeks ago by 2 1/2 minutes. Running has taught me so much over the last few years and I am looking forward to doing my second full marathon this year!”
Jessica!!! “My sister and I ran the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon on February 21st and of course a selfie in front of the castle is a must! This was my sister’s first half and although it was extremely hard to hit a consistent stride, she rocked it! She says she isn’t running another 1/2 but I think she will (we all know you can’t just do one)!”
Shalyn!!! “Albeit not a marathon or crazy PR or anything but the fact that I finished was big. I fought through really awful pneumonia all of February- couldn’t breathe, on a lot of medications and feeling overall really super sorry for myself (cried in Walmart when my Dr told me no more running until I was better… yeah cool guys cry in Walmart). I had this fun mountain MEC 10k race planned with my amazing running group and finally got the green light to run it on Thursday. It was a slugger with some pretty insane climbs but I did it! Best part- my husband and my son raced as well, finishing 20 seconds apart! It was a great family race and I am so proud to have a running family!”
Sarah!!! “I ran the Brighton Half Marathon (UK) yesterday in 1:46:31, beating my PB by over 5 minutes! It’s only my second half marathon and is my first race since I suffered a femoral stress fracture last March. I couldn’t run for 3 months after that and I’m so glad that I’ve come back faster and stronger, because for a while it felt like I’d never be able to run again!!” Also, a huge congrats to Sarah’s boyfriend, Christian, who ran his first half marathon in 1:47:49!!!
Lisa!!! “My whole life I never thought I could be a runner, every time I tried to run more than half a mile my body couldn’t take it. Then in September of last year I broke through that mental barrier. Since then it’s like I’ve become an addict. I’m proud to say I finished my first half marathon on 2/28 ‘The Cowtown’ in Fort Worth in 2:16! I went with a group of girlfriends that I’ve made through running and it was awesome having their enthusiasm and support that day. The running community has truly amazed me since I’ve become a part of it and the friends I’m making mean the world to me. With my first half under my belt, I just signed up for my first marathon later this year!”
Sarah!!! “My running accomplishment for this week is running the Cambridge Half Marathon (UK) and getting my 2nd fastest time. I have been plagued with injuries for a few years now but being a runner it’s hard to accept and rest enough to let it heal. Last year while training for the London Marathon it hit it’s worst point. Thus meaning I only managed to train up to 15 miles before the big day, but come race day I loved every minute. So nearly a year later and with dedicated exercises and a bit of weight loss I think I’ve finally cracked it and can now run pain free- this is the biggest accomplishment for me and I’m very very happy. What can I sign up for next;)”
Karrie!!! “My fiancé and I finished our very first half marathon on Saturday! It was such a fun experience and we can’t wait to run more races. We got to run the CapRock Republic of Texas Half and it was in our college town which made it even better.”
Any races this weekend? Long runs? What are you looking forward to this weekend?
How many times have you moved? What was the biggest move you have ever made?
Does anyone in your family run? Run with you?
What would your dream ice cream flavor include?