Monday, September 17, 2007

TOP OF UTAH MARATHON


Yeah! I finished the marathon alive! There were many moments during training and the race when I thought I was going to die and have to give up, but somehow I survived and actually for the most part really enjoyed it. The first one I did wasn't too bad, but the last one I did when I finished I told Aaron to never let me do a marathon again cause I was on the verge of blacking out and was in way too much pain to ever go through that again, but I did make a goal to do a marathon inbetween each pregnancy, so I couldn't give up on that, so I decided to give it another try. With each marathon I got a little faster and I knew I was close to qualifying for the Boston Marathon, so I was hoping to drop a little more time again and I did it! I was so excited about my time of 3:33, the qualifying time was 3:40, so it was cutting it pretty close, but I pulled it off somehow. I don't know if I'll actually ever run the Boston, it would be cool, but just to know that I got that time was a big accomplishment for me. It made all training runs woth it. I'm so glad Erin Wardle and Aarons brother, Spencer did it too. It was so much more fun with them! The drive up and the freezing cold wait in the bathroom line was actually fun cause they were there. We didn't stick together for the run, but it was nice just to know that we were all in it together.

Some of my favorite moments of this weekend were when I thought I was calling Summer to tell her that we were at Olive Garden just waiting in the parking lot and proceeded to have a conversation of 1:40 to someone who was not Summer, when nobody answered after my long ramble I realized they were no longer on the phone. David went to talk to Summer and Mike and found out Summer hadn't had her phone all day.......ummmm. When Mike asked me if I stopped to say grace during the race, when actually he asked if I stopped to take breaks along the race. The runner who tried making friends with everyone along the race yelling "YOU'RE A LEGEND" and "there's a book in a bag at the end of the race, read it, its the Book of Mormon.. YOUR A LEGEND!" "Listen to General Conference...YOU'RE A LEGEND! " he did tell me I had nice calves, so I couldn't totally think everything he was saying was ridiculous...jokes! I could hear him from so far away, I always kind of love having wierdos like that on a race cause it kind of distracts you from what you are doing for a while and its just funny. It really was a fun weekend.


We got to hang out with Summer and Mike who just had a new baby, Quincy. Thanks Summer and Mike for letting us stay there! It was fun to ride down and hang out with Jenni and David and there boys, I'm glad ya'll came, it wouldn't have been the same without ya!




It was so nice of Aaron to watch the girls all morning, especially since Emmy doesn't really take a bottle. It was a little risky to be gone from her for that long, but luckily she was fine, but it was nice of Aaron to be willing to watch them while I did this even though there was a good chance she could have been screaming for a couple of hours ( I think that was a good motivator for me to finish ).

Kamaile loves her Uncle Spence, so it was fun for her to hang out with him this weekend. We're glad you made the trip out here Spence. Hope you had fun.













Spencer didn't do a whole lot of training but he still managed to finish no problem, that is amazing to me, theres no way I could ever do that. He's even talking of what one we're going to do next



I love that Erin did the marathon, even though we never went on any training runs or didn't even run the marathon together because she would rather listen to her music than talk to me I just love Erin so I'm glad we both did it!

11 comments:

Jourdan Johanna said...

JESSIE, YOU ROCK!!

I have been trying to find contact info for you to congratulate you on your sweeet time. I am so glad I saw you there, it was motivating!

Please. Let's get together ... this week?

jourdanboynton@yahoo.com

The Ceder House's said...

Um... Jessie- YOU ARE A LEGEND!!! Holy crap- you qualified for the Boston Marathon?!! That is amazing! I am so proud of you! That is an awesome goal to run one in between each kid. Um, my goal is to run one AFTER all my kids. The same right? Ha ha. Good JOB!

David said...

You forgot the part about the wet nurse you hired just in case Emme didn't make it...that would have been awesome.

Matt and Allison said...

Jess, wow, that seriously is awesome. I'm not going to make any sort of goals in life. If I can make it on a walk up the street at least once in my life, I'll be doing great. Yes, lets get together this week. I can do any day this week before 3 and anytime on Friday. Let me know!

Dave, Stacie, and Cooper said...

WOOOOOO! Way to go Jess and Erin! You guys are awesome holy cow. Even though running a marathon seems like attemped suidide to me I'm glad I have people in my life who can do it. I am seriously so proud of you guys. I wish we lived by eachother too...maybe soon...;) nothin but love!

Erin said...

Umm Jess there was no way I was going to keep up with ya so I had to make up the excuse that I had to listen to my music. Flip Jessie you did phenominal!!! That was way fun running with ya. I can't wait for the next one! I've never been so sore in my entire life.. I honestly can't move right now. Thanks again jess for encouraging me. Sure love ya

Brynne, Aaron and Cade said...

Way to go jessie! I'll never do a full marathon cause halfers are just perfect for me and I too made the goal to do a big race (half) between pregnancies. I'm good for the year, thank goodness! But you're so dang tough and always have been, I wouldn't be surprised if you did one even while prego! And I'm happy you guys got to see Summer and Mike. I sure miss them so that's way cool you guys got a visit. Peace out!

Cody and Brooke said...

Jessie, you are amazing! I wish I could do what you do!

Cody and Brooke said...

And the revamping of your blog is very cute!

clegg said...
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clegg said...

Jen told me you did this Jessie. your amazing. I can't believe you just ran a marathon after having a baby! I'm impressed. I ran that marathon. It's fun. Good job girl. You're an inspiration. This is your cousin Erin by the way. :)