Posts Tagged ‘Cass’

Shelby Lou Who tagged me!  Shelby and I became blog friends a little while ago and I think she is just the cutest thing since… spring.  Yes, spring.  She even bought one of my wallets wayyyyy back before we became blog friends so that makes her like ten times cooler (if that is even possible).  Now, I’m going to write a little note to my brother Mike, everyone else can skip straight to the lists.  Mike, do you even read this?  I want you to marry Shelby, okay?  I’ll get the introducing done and double with you guys for your first date so it’s not so awkward.  She even know’s our cousin Emilee… so Emilee can vouch for her awesomness, too.  kthanks. 

5 Things I was doing 5 years ago

1. Wow… 5 years ago it was 2004.  I was three years into college… um… wow.  I feel old. 

2. I was probably dating a really stupid guy.  I did that a lot.  Stupid, stupid, stupid.

4. I’m pretty sure I might have been hanging out with Michelle and MacLane A LOT.  Ohhhhh… those are two fun cats I tell you.  Now they are both married to awesome EC’s (Eternal Companions).

5. Living and learning.

5 Things on My To-Do-List

1. Pay Amber and Ty the remaining balance of my plane ticket to Hong Kong.  Oh, and the hotel.  I think I have like $1,000 left.

2.  Run, run, and more run!  The Ogden Half Marathon is in t-minus 15 days.  I’m really freaking out. 

3.  Clean my room?  That’s always on my list.  Did you read that, mom?  Are you proud I’m at least thinking about it?

4.  Finish paying off the Federal Government. $600 left on that one.  Stupid taxes.

5. Pay off Scoot.  $940 left on that one!   Wow… I have accrued a lot of debt in the last few months.

5 Places I’ve Lived

1. “I lived in heaven a long time ago, it is trueeeeeee.  Lived there and loved there with people I know, so did youuuuuuu.” 

2. My mother’s womb (for approximately 9 months) 

3. Davis North Hospital (for a day or two) 

4. Centerville, Utah (till I was 3.5 years old) 

5. Kaysville, Utah (from 3.5 years till now!) 

5 Things I Want to Be Doing in 5 Years

1.  Be married.  Wow… how generic and cliche of me to put marriage as my number one.  But come on, I don’t want to be a 31 year old single Mormon girl in Utah… talk about terrible odds!

2.  I’d like to have traveled to at least 5 new amazing places like Europe, New Zealand, New York, Hawaii, Japan, Australia, Florida, The Caribbean, etc.

3.  If I’m lucky enough for numero uno to work out would it be too much to ask for a kid or two?  Depending on timing, of course.

4.  I’ll be honest… it’d be really sweet if I wasn’t working.  Just keeping it real.

5 People I Tag

Collin & Jennise (they count as one…)



Amber & Ty (they count as one, too)


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I saw this video on Cassie’s blog, and I just had to post it too.  Those who know me well know I rarely cry, but this video was so touching I couldn’t help it.

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Have you seen the New Balance commercials depicting people in relationships with running… breaking up with running… making up with running… getting up early to run… fighting with running?  I am in one of those relationships.  Running is one of the hardest things I do, the ultimate love/hate relationship for me.  Every run I go on, is grueling.  I want to quit every run by the time I get to mile three.  Every step is a battle.  I think to myself  “What are you doing?  This is miserable.  I can’t breath.  My quads hurt.  Kodi (my dog) has to pee on every single landmark we pass, why do I bring him?  Look at that fool across the street, he is totally kicking my ace at this running thing.  I’m not a runner, I don’t have the body of a runner, I’m short and I have short legs, why do I do this?”  It’s hard, and I’m a freaking asthmatic… it’s miserable.  It’s hot, it’s cold, it’s wet, it’s snowy, it’s icy, the sun beats down on me, the wind blows in my face, it’s early, it’s late.  I never win, and I doubt I will ever win a single race I enter.  Scratch that, I can guarantee I will never win a race I enter.  Cass (love you girl!) won an entry for me for this year’s Ogden Marathon.  I could choose any race I wanted, so I decided to try and beat my time from last year’s half marathon.  Why?!?!?  Last year I trained for over three months… this year I have less then a month and a half and I’ll be honest, I can count how many times I ran in the past four months on two hands.  I hardly have the time to run anymore.  I’ve been trying to train religiously, but I gotta be honest… I ran twice last week.  Twice!  Not good training for a half marathon that is quickly approaching.  I’m starting to freak out.  HATE.  I hate running.

I push myself past mile three and something happens.  Endorphins maybe?  I fight past my three mile wall and all of the sudden I feel like I can run forever.  I remember why I do it, why I take the challenge.  I can do hard things… I’ve done much harder things then running before.  Impossibly hard things… running is nothing.  I set a goal to run a certain amount of miles and I do it, no matter how hard it is.  No matter how hard my heart is beating, no matter how desperately my lungs are begging me to stop, not matter how annoyed I get at Kodi, no matter how red my face gets or how many people pass me.  I don’t run for them, and I don’t run to win.  I don’t run to be the best out there and I don’t run to give my dog exercise.  I run for me.  I run for the sense of accomplishment.  I run to show myself I can do it.  In one five mile run I can go from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs.  It’s still hard for me to consider myself a runner, it’s just something I do.  Something I can do and somethings I will do.  I finish my run and aside from feeling like I may, at any moment, collapse, I feel euphoric.  I did it.  It was hard, but I didn’t give up.  I wanted to give up… oh how I wanted to give up but I didn’t stop.  I’m going to run the Ogden Half Marathon on May 16th.  It’s going to be hard, but I’m going to do it.  I wont’ stop.  LOVE.  I love running.

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Thanks for an epic evening, ladies.

Current NFS:

Rock the Casbah, by The Clash

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