That day was important to me because I finally broke through my mental barrier and was able to realize that I had much more in me than I knew. I could actually start doing it. And loving it! So, it's become something I've loved. Tory ran the Salt Lake Half Marathon almost 2 weeks ago. Watching her, as well as all the other athletes was really inspiring. I knew when I saw them pumping across the finish line that I wanted to accomplish that this year. I wanted to run a half marathon. So, I started searching for marathons in the summer that I could potentially do. I wanted to give myself plenty of time so I could be ready enough that I wasn't the last one across the finish line. I decided to shoot for the Top of Utah Half Marathon in Logan in August. I mapped out my training program and have been keeping up on it pretty well. The only setback is the stupid weather. I am really excited but I had this nagging feeling that I might let something talk to me out of it in the future. So, I decided to remedy that situation. About 20 minutes ago, I registered for the race. There's no backing out now... I feel totally freaked out and yet really excited. I never thought I'd be doing this. I know this may not seem like a grand goal to a lot of people. But it's a big deal to me. I'm finally going to achieve something great!! And thank you, Tory, for believing I could do it and helping me get into it more. Hopefully you've helped me into something I can continue to get better at. Here we go, time for training!! ah!!! :)
I am officially done with kickboxing! And my other classes are almost over. The end is near!
Cory starts at Kennecott on May 10th! He's so excited!!
If there's one thing I'm really hating about spring this year besides the weather, it's the gnats! I've probably swallowed a whole family on Legacy Parkway by now.
I have the best job in the entire world!
We finished cory's 6 page research paper on how fast food causes obesity. To celebrate, we went to Burger King.
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1. I'm looking for people who want to run/walk this race as well. Races are more fun when you do them with people you know. Registration is $30 and you need to register online by April 30th to get your t-shirt and bib in the mail. There are about 17,000 participants, lots of them just walk it, and I've heard it's quite an emotional race. Also, it's not timed so if you're worried about that, don't be. If you wanna run it, email or text me.
2. I'm taking sponsors/donations for the race to help prevent breast cancer. Either call me or you can go to www.komenslc.org and on the right side you can sponsor a racer. I'm assuming you can donate there. My goal to raise is $10 so I'm not looking for much haha. You can also go to that website to register.
I'm really excited and I hope some of you will join me.
I'm also putting a plug in for the Legacy Preparatory Academy 5k race on May 22. Come and support our school!!
Well, today I went off to my lunch break, unzipped my lunchbox and found this staring at me...
I'm not sure how he got it in my lunch, or when, but the kids got style!
Now I just need a good plan for retaliation...
These pictures were taken back when I was sick and moved back home. I never noticed how sickly and skinny I looked.
I wouldn't trade my temple marriage for anything, but I really do miss wearing tank tops.
I've since wised up on fixing my eyebrows.
I don't know what I'd do without my mom (I've always realized that though)
I don't know what I'd do without my dad (I've always known that, too)
I was SO addicted to Mt. Dew. This was a 32 oz at 8 a.m. and then I'd go home and drink 6 more cans... gross.
Bradlee is the prettiest girl ever.
I've always known this too, but Cory is so cute, it's no wonder I fell in love with him
We've always been huge dorks
This arch has since collapsed. Sad!!
Wow, Cory and I used to be REALLY tan!
Cory looks freaking hot in this photo!!
Casting your vote in the November 2010 elections may be the single most important thing you do all year.
So here's the scoop. I told everyone in January that Cory was chosen to receive the Kennecott scholarship at SLCC which paid for his school and provided a high paying job for him when he graduated. We were thrilled. We knew the job wasn't set in stone, but knew it was a good chance. Cory has talked about applying for this and about working at Kennecott for a couple years now, so it was something he REALLY wanted. Anyway, things were hunky dory when out of the blue he gets a call from Kennecott saying they have lots of scholarship winners and they're trying to decide who to give the job in the summer to. We didn't know there was anyone but him. They asked him some questions about when he could start and they wanted this semesters grades as soon as he could get them. We were pretty upset about it because we had our hopes up. Then there was another scare with how many credit hours he was taking. We started to get really discouraged and we doubted that he'd get the job. All of our future plans were resting on this job. We knew that if he didn't get it, he could always find work elsewhere but it wouldn't pay as much and our plans would have to change. We wanted to travel before we have kids, we were going to start saving for a home, paying off a couple things to be debt free, fixing the Jetta (shudder), starting a family, and buying a couple things we've been needing. That all seemed unreachable. We prayed our hearts out and attended the temple and kept up our end of the deal with the Lord. If we wanted Him to help us, we needed to keep doing our part. We were always given the feeling that we'd be ok, we were still just totally stressed and worried about it. Obviously, we really wanted him to get it.
Anyway, to make a long story short, Cory received a call from them Friday that they wanted him and asked when he could start. So friends and family, HE GOT THE JOB!!! I think we were both in total shock. He told me through text message since he was at work at the time. I sat down and just cried and literally prayed to the Lord thanking him for blessing us. We're so happy! What a huge stress taken off! He should start at the beginning of May since there's only 3 more weeks of school (YES!!) and then he'll be a career man. I am so proud of him. And I really appreciated the excitement and happiness you shared with us when you heard the news, if you were one of the few who heard in person. We're really excited. This job will change a lot of things for us, for the better. I feel so humbled that we have been so blessed. So in a few weeks, my husband will be surrounded with these:
1. I just wasted time I will never get back.
2. Some people are so naturally beautiful it's so unfair.
3. I want a tan SO BAD!! Summer, get here fast!!
4. Going to Hawaii this year is on our wish list, but now I'm willing to sacrifice grocery money to make it happen faster. The beach is literally calling me name.
5. Swimsuit season is very, very soon. Crap.
6. People around my age should not have the money to travel to so many exotic places unless everyone else does :)
FRIDAY APRIL 2
Cory and I planned on leaving by 11 but that didn't end up happening. We arrived in Moab around 5 and found our hotel. It was a cute little place. It was older and had that musty smell, and the bed was like sleeping on cardboard. But it was worth the price and we were grateful we didn't have to worry about being cold. We settled in and went to Pasta Jay's for dinner. Then we drove up to Potato Salad but it was closed by the time we got to it. So, we went back to the hotel, watched some TV and went to sleep.
SATURDAY APRIL 3
We woke up late and had our breakfast then needed to find something to kill the time until Dustin and David came down. So, we went back to Potato Salad. This was the crowd there at 11 in the morning:
SUNDAY APRIL 4
We woke up and found out that the safari wasn't doing trails that day so we could go try the cliffhanger trail. Here's the sign at the beginning. I thought it was cool.
After the trail Dustin and David had to go home. We repaired Collin's Jeep (he was supposed to do the trail with us but his alternator went out right after he aired down so we had to abandon it and fix it later) and decided to head up to Canyonlands and stay with my parents. We didn't feel like finding our own campsite for the night.
MONDAY APRIL 5
The wind was blowing in the huge storm this day and the gusts were really strong. We decided to go check out some of the stuff inside the actual Canyonlands park. We saw a cool overlook:
TUESDAY APRIL 6
Since it was freezing and the wind was still blowing, the group decided dirt roads would be the best bet. We first went to see Fischer Towers. From the road it looked totally lame and I wasn't sure what made it so special. Well, it's a hike that takes you to the base of these MASSIVE towers that are sticking up out of nowhere. They had the funkiest shapes and seriously were enormous. The tallest one was 900 feet high. The hike itself was really cool too, lost of rocks and things to climb over.
Next we all took the Onion Creek road. It's a road that winds through this canyon
WEDNESDAY APRIL 7
Cory had to work today so we woke up early and headed home. We were both super bummed to be leaving, but at least we got to go. We always have a great time camping!!
(p.s. If there are typo's in this, please disregard them. I was too lazy to go back and re-read the whole thing and check...)