February 26, 2010

it all begins monday

Monday it starts...run run run! I know that I say this all of the time, and I've been pretty consistent with making it to the gym, but now it's time to start working towards something. So here it is- 4 races that I am committing myself to.

CAPSA "Run From Violence" 5K on April 17.
Smithfield Health Days 10K on May 8. This race starts at 10 a.m. and might clash with Luke's graduation, so we'll see.
Blacksmith Fork Freedom Run 15K on July 3.
Top of Utah Half Marathon on August 28.

Sarah, my roomate, and I will both be running the races. It's nice to have someone to run with!
Here is us after a 5K in March last year

This is for me to read when that day comes when I wake up and want to be lazy...

"I taped my mantra to the wall: 'There will be a day when you can no longer do this. Today is not that day.'" -Laura Kloepper

"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it." -Oprah

"If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don't spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it." -Priscilla Welch

"I always loved running...It was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs." -Jesse Owens

February 14, 2010

be mine

To begin our Valentine's Day celebration we headed down to Luke's parents' house to file our taxes. Who doesn't love doing that?
I have been wanting to go to a Hibachi dinner forever with Luke. We went with my family over the Christmas break, but he surprised me by taking me to Benihanas in Salt Lake for our Valentines date! The food was delicious! I had never even heard of the restaurant before, and when his sister-in-law accidentally spilled the beans about where we were going, everyone pretended it was a Mexican restaurant, and I believed it. Needless to say, I was happily surprised! It was so much fun!
After dinner, Luke got tickets to a Jazz game from me...Go Jazz!
Happy Valentine's Day <3

February 13, 2010

more of gentry

Gentry came for another visit! This was very last minute and it was for an interview for a big scholarship. 500 applicants apply, 100 get called back for an interview, and 20 are chosen. Cross your fingers that he will be one of those 20. The interview process was 5 hours long! He had to give his own 3-5 minute presentation as a part of that. He did his presentation afterwards for me and WOW- I thought it was great! Regardless of how it all ends up, it was nice to see him again for a little while. I can’t get enough of his jokes, comments, and faces.