Wednesday, December 12, 2012


On this 12th day of December 2012 my amazing friend, workout/running buddy Steph has started her 12 days of Christmas giveaway on her blog, You really need to go check it out, she's worked really hard and has some awesome running inspired goods she's giving away. Today's giveaway is a gift card to Terra Mia, a delicious pizza place in Orem. You know pizza is the only way to fuel a proper long run ;) Even when her giveaways are over you'll keep going back for more, she is one funny gal and will keep you laughing!  Steph has been an amazing friend to me for a few years now.  We are neighbors but actually really got to know each other running the Utah Valley Marathon 3 years ago together. We only found out that each other were ruuning it the day before the race and ended up running the first 18 miles together until my tummy got angry and i sent her on her way.  We have been close friends and have ran together ever since!  She is a loving mama to 2 amazing kids ( I love them like they're my own), she's married to a great guy named Jake, and is getting certified to be a spin instructor on Saturday, she's also a certified personal trainer!  She is one tough little cookie with HUGE muscles and an amazing runner! Now go check out Steph's blog and win some amazing running goods! 

We got to go on a wonderful trip to New York and Boston with Steph and Jake to run the Boston Marathon together this year.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fun Christmas Survey

So I will admit I am the worst blogger.  Life has been so busy that this blog has gotten lost in the shuffle.  I love Christmas time and I found this fun Christmas survey on Janae's blog and decided I'd give blogging another try and ease in with this! 
1.  Favorite Christmas Album/CD/Song?
I absolutely LOVE Christmas music. I refuse to listen to it until after Thanksgiving, then it's all I want to listen to. I'd have to say my favorite though is singing Christmas songs at church, like Silent Night.
2.  Run on Christmas morning or take the day off?
If I get the chance I sure as heck will run on Christmas! It would have to be later in the day when everyone else is distracted by toys or in a sugar coma ;)
This isn't me but this is what I hope to do on Christmas at some point

3.  What do you usually eat on Christmas morning?
I always make a big yummy breakfast. Pancakes, eggs, turkey sausage, and fruit.
I didn't have a picture of our breakfast but if i did this is what I would hope it looked like!

 4.  Favorite holiday or Christmas tradition?
We always get new Jammie's on Christmas Eve and have a big family get together and do a piƱata!
5.  Real tree, fake tree or no tree?
I prefer a real tree but we have a fake prelit tree.
6.  Christmas pajamas… yay or nay?
We always get new Pajamas on Christmas Eve, they're not necessarily Christmassy though.
7.  Where do you spend the holidays?  Your own house, your parents’ house, extended family, in-laws, friends?
We do Christmas Eve with my siblings and parents , last year and this year we host the party at our house. We do Christmas morning then my parents come visit then we get ready and visit them and my grandparents. My mom does a big Christmas dinner in the afternoon.

8.  Food that you always have during the holiday season?  Favorite Christmas food/treat?
We make sugar cookies on Christmas eve eve to decorate for Santa. They are one of my favorites! Also, Cadbury chocolate balls and Reese's peanut butter trees are to die for!!!!

9. Open presents all at once or take turns?  Stockings… yes or no?

We first do stockings then start ending presents. It's usually just a free for all with three little boys!

10.  Favorite Christmas(ish) movie?

I love watching Christmas movies but I'd have to say Elf is my all time favorite!

So there you have it, now you know all you need to know about me!  This post is a mess, the spacing is weird and I can't figure it out and its taken way longer then neccasary.  
Answer some or all of the above questions or do a blog post with this fun survey!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

20 Miles Done

I suppose I should do a quick blog post so everyone (the 2 people that might read this) will be reassured that I didn't stay in Boston 4 months ago! I will eventually get caught up, maybe, but for now I'll share the craziness of today. Today started bright and early at 4:30 am for a crazy 20 mile run. Steph and I are training for the San Francisco Nike Women's Marathon in October. We ended up getting spots in the Hobble Creek 1/2 Marathon today so we got on the first bus, used the honey buckets and started running up the canyon. We made it .75 of a mile up and felt a little nervous so we turned around and headed down. People thought we were nuts and were telling us we were running the wrong way. We did 5.5 miles, then started the race. It was nice to not feel the need to race we were just doing our long run and needed to take it nice and easy. Once we finished we went and ran the last mile and a half then got our Truemoo chocolate milk, stretched a bit, then headed home for a lovely soak in an ice bath.  It was a beautiful day and a really great run. As I was running I was thinking how grateful I am to have such a close friend to run with and talk to, it makes the miles fly by and helps our friendship grow. When I trained for my 1st marathon 3 years ago I ran by myself with no garmin or iPod on all of my training runs,  that's just too much time in my own head! It was at that marathon that I met Steph and ran 18 miles of the race with her and got to know her.  Since then we have ran many, many miles and races together. We've laughed, cried, been silly, and solved the problems of the world ;) together. I know I wouldn't have love for running and appreciate it as much as I do without my strong, silly, little running buddy!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Boston Bound

In Jackson's famous terms all I can say is, "Oh holy Cwap!" In 30 min to be exact our babysitter will be arriving to watch our 3 crazy boys while we go to New York and Boston for me and my friend Steph to run the Boston Marathon.  It is absolutely surreal that this is happening, I am beyond nervous and excited. This post is super short because there's still stuff to be done and the pictures are all out of order but oh well here it is!

The outfit Nike capris, Nike running dress, Brooks adrenaline shoes, and My Twete Bird headband

All the best fuel!

My bib Number and welcome packet I'm number 7642 if you want to keep track of me :)
I am so grateful for the opportunity to do this race and to be part of something I've always dreamed of doing. I'm so grateful to my amazing husband for all of his love and support in getting me here and for taking time off of work to support me in this.  I will miss my sweet little boys faces, especially at the finish line and I'm so thankful to my family and friends that are taking care of them and loving them for me. Well here goes nothing!

Monday, March 19, 2012

a to z

Since I haven't blogged in months I decided its high time for a totally awesome post ;) just kidding, I've been wanting to blog but life is very busy with 3 little boys and quite frankly i forget about this little blog when I do have time. My life isn't very exciting either! I found this fun survey on a blog and thought I'd do it, so here goes nothing....

A is for age: 31, I don't even know when or how that happened or if its even possible that I'm that old!
B is for breakfast today: My favorite oatmeal mix: Oatmeal, plain Chobani yogurt, Almond milk, banana, and Golean cereal for crunch.

C is for currently craving: Chocolate Chip Cookies! My friend Steph shared a most delicious recipe and i crave them!!! I always crave the wonderful land of yogurt, or in other words Yogurtland!
D is for dinner tonight: Not sure, seems as though its almost dinner time maybe I should get a move on that!
E is for favorite type of exercise: Running, no question about that!!! I love it and crave it!

scary post 20 mile run picture
F is for an irrational fear: To name a few: snakes, mice, birds, fish, the list goes on!

G is for gross food: Seafood, enough said :)

H is for hometown: Springville, Utah we've moved away and always find our way back, we're here to stay this time though.

I is for something important: Time with my family
J is for current favorite jam: Anything by the Black Eyed Peas gets me going

K is for kids: 3 wild and crazy little boys: Kaden 10 yrs, Nicolas 5 yrs, and Jackson 2 yrs

L is for current location: In my basement with little Jack Jack he's begging for another snack, not a surprise!

M is for the most recent way you spent money: I visited Steph today at 26.2 and bought a few running items :)

N is for something you need: A vacation and new summer clothes.

O is for occupation: Mommy, wife, and housemaid!!

P is for pet peeve: A messy house (mine is being ignored right now and is driving me crazy, must clean now!!)

Q is for a quote: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!" Not super profound but it gets me through some tough runs and hard times.

R is for random fact about you: I love being around people and having parties. They aren't amazing parties but I love an excuse to get together. I am also loving baking and trying new healthy cookie recipes. Unfortunately, my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe can't be messed with!

Christmas Eve party with my fam at our little house
S is for favorite healthy snack: I love steamed broccoli, apples, and barbecue flavored Pop Chips
T is for favorite treat: Yogurtland for sure! I also love candy, my most favorites are original Starbursts and Skittles!

U is for something that makes you unique: I can't think of anything too unique about me but I can shake my eyes, it freaks people out :)
V is for favorite vegetable: I love lots of veggies: salads, carrots, and broccoli are my top picks.

W is for today’s workout: I worked my shoulders and abs then ran 10 miles on the treadmill/

X is for X-rays you’ve had: I've only broken my finger, it got slammed in the truck door when I was 9.
Y is for yesterday’s highlight: Time with family and church, I love Sundays! Snow but that wasn't really a highlight just a surprise.

Z is for your time zone: Mountain and I hate daylight savings! I was just getting excited about running outside in the early mornings, now its too dark when I run.