July 27, 2011

Happy Late Birthday

Hi sweetie I know it is a couple of days late but here is your happy birthday blog. I think that you are the best wife in the whole wide world and I really don't know what I would do with out you. I know this post is lame but I just wanted to tell you how much you mean to me. And that is everything!!!

July 20, 2011

Time to be honest...

 I'm going to tell you my story. Not my life story, but the story of why I'm trying to become a runner. Anybody who knows me very well knows that I'm not/never have been a runner in my entire life. There isn't anything about it that I enjoy, except for finishing my runs and feeling those endorphins come rushing in.

Now I'm going to tell you why I decided to run a half marathon (and 10k's). Everybody who runs always seems so happy. Being a runner is something that anybody can do, and it doesn't cost any money (aside from purchasing running shoes). The world is your gym. I've never really felt like I've accomplished anything outside of school, and that is why I decided to train for, and run, a half marathon. It really is something that takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Not to mention the fact that runners are in great shape!

Training for this half marathon has been one of the hardest things I've ever done. I'm about 98% sure that I started running too much, too soon, and with shoes that were too old. I would be in excruciating pain after my runs. I've had to learn to be patient. If my legs were hurting, I had to learn to take it slower and easier. It gets better though: as soon as my legs started hurting a little bit less (it was finally bearable/minimal pain) I was really excited, and then I started getting blisters from the shoes I would wear to my internship. I went out for one of my morning runs, and I had to stop less than 1/2 a mile into it. It felt like the skin on my heels was ripping apart. So, I hobbled home and got frustrated for not being able to run. It gets even better though. Then Tyler and I went to Bear Lake on a Saturday and I got FRIED! I was as red as a tomato, and completely miserable. I decided to take my Monday run off, but on Tuesday I decided that I needed to go since I had had so many setbacks because of my blisters and leg pain. My sunburn decided to blister!! Aah! Seriously? I think I took about 3 days off after that. Not only was I miserable from the burn, but I was frustrated because I thought I could do a half marathon, I was registered, I was trying to train, and I was too scared to run. I didn't want the pain and I didn't want my sunburn to blister. I made my own training schedule, but at this point, I was too far behind on it to know where I actually was. Perfect.

I just have to keep telling myself  that it's okay if I need to walk! Nobody becomes a long distance runner overnight. The best part? It really is okay to walk. Sure, I would like to be able to do these races without walking, but, I'm making progress and I'm doing a lot of distance! It's more than I was doing 2 months ago! My goal for the 10k I'm doing on Monday is to run at least the whole first 4 miles. Ultimately I'd like to try and push myself enough to run the whole thing. We'll see how it goes though. I'm sure I'll keep you posted!

Things really have been getting better lately, except for the heat outside (and in my apartment). I'm not a morning person, and it is really hard to get up. It is hard to find the motivation to run, but I do it. Everyday I think I'm crazy for signing myself up for this, but I know that after I run 13.1 miles on August 27th, I will feel incredible. That's why I'm doing it.

July 18, 2011

Legacy Midnight Run!

My mom and I had this brilliant idea...to run in a "Midnight 10k race." I try to blame it on her, but she tries to blame it on me. It doesn't matter who is to blame though, because the race was a success! It was definitely very challenging, and I will say this: my mom totally kicked my butt! You see, the race was a 10k (or 6.2 miles) and it started at 11:00 pm. The goal was to "beat the midnight hour," and we had to wear glow sticks because we were running on an unlit/poorly lit trail. That's okay though. My mom totally rocked the race! She came in at 11:59 pm, I think, and I came in at 12:09 am. I was definitely proud of myself for finishing though, I had only trained for up to 3-4 miles, so almost doubling my longest distance? Yikes! It was awesome though, it was a great way to keep training for the Top of Utah Half Marathon that we are doing at the end of August! Here are some fun pictures from Saturday night!!

This was before the race! We had our bibs on and our glow sticks were glowing! All that was left was the 45 minute wait until the race started!

 The wonderful "Honey Buckets!"

 Oh, you know, just prepping for the race... not really though, just posing for a picture!

Showing off our glow sticks! Kudos to Tyler for managing to get a picture that actually shows the glow!

I was super happy to be done with the race! At the time, I totally didn't want my face in the picture. Now, I kind of regret it because I messed up a cute picture. Whatever. The hand on my face just shows how exhausted I was. It is hard to run 6.2 miles...even more so in the middle of the night!

After we got home from the race! Notice I'm still wearing my glow-bracelets? They were pretty awesome. Actually, I think I was too tired to take them off!

Running the 10k was a totally awesome experience! Thanks to my mom for running it with me, and a HUGE thanks to my sweet husband Tyler who is my biggest support - being there before the race, and after! He even let me hug him while I was all sweaty and stinky. Now THAT is true love!

July 12, 2011

Dear Tyler...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Thank you for all that you do for me, and for all that you put up with. I am sure the luckiest girl in the whole entire world, and I just hope that you have a happy day even though you had to go to school and to work. I love you!!


 Your Sweetie

P.S. Remember what we did last year to celebrate your birthday? Jack Johnson was awesome...but you are even more awesome. Happy 23rd!

July 5, 2011

In two days...

It will be my our first anniversary!! Time has gone by so fast ... I know that everybody says that, but it's true! I'm so lucky to have Tyler in my life. He is my biggest supporter, my inspiration and my best friend. Honestly, he's much more than that, but I'm not going to go all mushy. In honor of our first anniversary I decided to post some of my favorite pictures from our wedding day. Especially since the photos from this post decided not to work anymore. Everyday I am just amazed at how lucky I really am! Enjoy the photos!

 Our first public kiss as a married couple.

 Complete bliss!

 I just love it when he kisses the tip of my nose.

 I took him by surprise. 

 Our flowers were AMAZING!! 

Leaving the reception!

Sorry about the kissing pictures, I know that's super gross...but I just love the pictures anyway! Happy Tuesday!

Wrong major?

It appears that I am pursuing a degree in the wrong field. Public relations is great and all, however, I think I should become a plumber instead. I have a natural talent for plunging toilets -- since I've known Tyler I've had to plunge all but once (not that we've had to plunge a lot, but you know how it goes). Now, Tyler insists that I get to be the one to plunge from now on, since I'm apparently really good at it. I'm so glad my husband appreciates ALL of my talents!

What are your strange talents?

**I wrote this post a very long time ago, however, I just got around to posting it. Sorry!**

July 2, 2011


I'm really glad that I have Facebook to remind me that my anniversary is next Thursday, because otherwise I would have forgotten. JOKING!!! It really surprised me when I logged on and saw that as an upcoming event. I'm also glad that they suggested that I "send a message" to Tyler...because it's not official until it is on Facebook, right? Right. My question is...

What did people do BEFORE Facebook was around to remind people of important events such as birthdays and anniversaries?