Sunday, September 26, 2010


The race was such a blast! The entire time, I was so impressed by the amount of encouragement and support from EVERYBODY around me. Not only were the other runners encouraging one another, the fans on the sidelines were as well! Along the course, people were cheering and they even PERSONALLY cheered for people because our names were on our bib! It was SO NEAT to have complete strangers cheer your name and it just gave me such an extra boost in motivation! Words cannot express the amazing feeling of completing my first half-marathon!!!

on top of that, I actually did pretty well...
My official time was 2:10:59 and I was number 62 out of 230 in my age group!!!

I am definitely in love with running now. I have even already signed up for a 10k to run on October 23rd!

I am so thankful for all of your prayers and support. Thanks again Casey, for being such an inspiration and encouraging me to accomplish this!

But, most importantly, I thank God for helping me get through this!

"I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!" - Phil. 4:13

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Myrt is quite the little ballplayer.
She's playing Fall Ball with the boys, just like I did!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

last long run before the BIG DAY next Saturday!!!

I ran my last long run (8 miles) this morning and it felt GREAT! (besides the fact that I was freezing my little tail off..haha) For some reason I always get anxious and wake up earlier than I have to! I guess I'm just excited to run! If you said that would come out of MY MOUTH prior to about 3 months ago, I would have thought you were insane! I am so grateful for my running coach and good friend, Casey, for encouraging me to do this! I have fallen in love with running and can't WAIT to cross that finish line ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


This week has been flyin' by!
I love staying busy!
I'm getting soooooooooo Half-Marathon is in 9 days!

Monday, September 13, 2010

getting ahead...

I FINISHED MY SPED 3000 PAPER last night! whoop whoop!!! :) I'm sending it to the essay help online. (they tell you some mistakes you might have made and help you correct them before you turn it in to your prof!) this is definitely a plus of working ahead! and it's completely FREE, so why not take advantage of it and hopefully improve your grade????!!!??

Today I stocked up on groceries after class, worked on a little homework for my Assessment&Evaluation class, and now my Monday Night (well technically afternoon) Small Group is coming over! We're having it at my place now!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


I started my fun Saturday off with a lovely 9 mile run!

Worked on my SPED 3000 paper. (got MOST of it done! Just have to work on the conclusion)

Went to little Blake's 4 year old birthday party.

Wrapped it up by going to Ruby Tuesday and Riverfest with my new friend, Krissy! :)


Saturday, September 4, 2010


I RAN THE WHOLE 12 MILES of my long run this morning!!! omg, that felt so good, and I was so overcome with joy at the end that I even shed a few tears! (my running coach told me she cried at her first race, so if I cried today, I can't imagine what I'll be like at the race! haha)
it was freeeeezing this morning, but I pushed on through. my hands are usually cold already, but today they were so cold that I actually had trouble opening my water! haha
then, on top of that, I got chased by a dog! so, I definitely ran a bit faster for a while...haha!
(who knew the secret to increasing your speed was to have a dog chase you???)

Friday, September 3, 2010

first week of my JUNIOR year!

school started back up this week. so far, I love my classes and my teachers seem pretty nice! I have lots of friends in every class, so that's always fun! My favorite part of the year is the first day when we get to stand up and introduce ourselves. I am not shy, so I think that is lots of fun! It's interesting to hear about hobbies and things that other people like to do.
My schedule is pretty nice as well. I am done at 12:40 on Tues/Thurs and 1:15 on Mon/Wed/Fri. On top of that, Friday, I only have one class that starts at 12:20, so I can sleep in a little. Which is greatly needed considering that I get up around 5:37 am everyday! Gotta get my workout and shower in before classes so my afternoons are open for homework/babysitting!

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