Monday, February 4, 2008

Finally...I'm a Marathoner!





Yay I did it! When I was in undergrad I always said I wanted to run a marathon when I was done playing tennis & I finally did it! It was a great experience & it was even better that I did it with friends! They are such a great support and we helped each other keep going when we thought we couldn't go any further. My goal was to run the whole 26.2 without stopping (except for a drink at the water stations) & we did it! Two of my girl friends Bridget & Breck from Mesa drove all the way out to the marathon to support me, they are the best! The drove by us at mile 24 to cheer us on & it was just what I needed to get me through the last 2 miles! It was a great feeling crossing the finish line! Andy ran an awesome half-marathon time that day! He is quite the speedster. He says next time he's going to run the full 26.2! Now, out of the goodness of my heart, and lack of shame I am going to share with you the most hilarious picture you will ever see of me, at least I hope there won't be any worse ones in the future. Andy & I saw it and laughed for at least 10 minutes. Feel free to laugh and make fun of me, if you don't something must be wrong with you!

So, the night before the marathon we were
at my mom's house and
I went into her closet in search of some old clothes I
could wear in the morning when the race started and then throw them on the side of the road once I warmed up. In the corner of the closet I saw a very bright jump suit from 1980 with tags and all calling my name! It was perfectly hilarious, ugly, and bright...exactly what I was looking for. So I told my mom I was going to wear it and throw it on the side of the road since it is over 25 years old and still has never been worn. but my sweet and foolish mother was adomont that it would come back in style one of these days and she did not want to throw it away because she thinks she will wear it some day! I proceeded o laugh at her and tell her that I will never let her wear such a hideous outfit. Then Andy put it on and started stretching in the
family room like he was preparing
for the race...he cracks me up!

15 comments:

AshleyS said...

i'd like to leave a comment, but i can't stop laughing at the picture of you crossing the finish line. ask wes, i really can't stop laughing right now!

Brittany said...

Way to go Jen! I'm so proud of you--you're amazing. Believe me, with Lance training for one right now, I know how hard you had to work to be able to do it. Great job!

Ashley said...

Wow. Your husband looks hot in pink. You are one lucky girl. Your mom is right- you should take that home; looks like a perfectly acceptable pair of scrubs. I love that picture of you and I love you for posting it. You rock. Good job.

TJ and Jen Sherwood said...

wow!! That is incredible! I am so proud of you!! I don't ever think I could do that.... you are awesome!

Matt and Elyse said...

I want to be a marathoner! You rock Jen - Way to go! I died laughing at your two pictures! Maybe someday we'll live close to eachother and run together - that would be so much fun!
p.s. (thanks for all the info you got me for my "situation" - it was very helpful!)

Lance said...

Jen- Congratulations. That picture made me laugh so hard- and I am at work. My assistants are looking at me like I'm crazy. Good job on your hard work. Way to go!

Mom of Two said...

I have been waiting to see this picture!! I love it! Cute, cute outfit Andy! Love the pink!! And once again, awesome job with the run! I'm so glad we all did it together!

Matt and Elyse said...

Andy - Pink is your color!
Jen - Your information did work...I feel much better...so does Emmie - Thanks!

Natalie said...

Ok, I have to admit, I can not stop laughing at that picture. It is so great! But it shows how harding you are pushing. I am so proud that you ran the marathon! How did you find all those girls to train with you?? Are they in their ward? I need a running support system like that!

Livin' Wright said...

Jen,
You are a Fricken CHAMP! Why can't I be as Motivated as you? That picture of you is Hysterical, and I literally can't stop laughing!

Livin' Wright said...

Jen,
You are a Fricken CHAMP! Why can't I be as Motivated as you? That picture of you is Hysterical, and I literally can't stop laughing!

Cambrie said...

great job!!! all you guys are so awesome for running it! I respect you so much-- it takes alot of will-power!

Jenny said...

Jen- Nice work on the marathon. I just saw your post on Jenny's cooking blog and had to post on yours. I'm glad you found it. I can't believe how grown up you are. I heard David Bailey went running with you. Please tell him hi for me.
Cullen F.

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Rita said...

Glad you found us!

Congrats on doing the marathon.

Let me know when youre doing the next one... I might be in.