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June 2016


Spit Run 2016

27 June 2016

I’ve been doing the spit run since the beginning of time. It’s our local 10k from the high school to the end of the spit. My BFF Carla and I did it together many years, and in the picture about, we made our outfits match perfectly.

This picture below, of me and my fam was probably in 1993 or 1994, and probably the year before I started doing the race. The past five years I’ve missed a few spit runs with being out of state or something, but it’s usually always a “fun” thing to do.

This year I wanted to do it again! Being prego with child I figured I should take it kind of easy, not that I’d normally over exert myself anyway hehe. I knew that my little niece, Natalie girl, would be a great race buddy and it would be her first time. We had talked about it for a few weeks and she wanted to, but didn’t have any tennis shoes that fit her. Her parents decided to do it though, and they registered.

Saturday morning came around and I woke up at the typical 9 am. The race started at 10. I called Natalie and we face timed and she found some shoes that would work, and we decided to do it! We got to the high school too late to register, so we were little bandit runners. But registration was $30! and I didn’t want to pay that. What happened to it being $5 like the old days?? Hopefully my silent protest made a difference and it’ll be $5 next year. ;)

I loved that Natalie and I both decided to wear tie dye! I had a really great time with little Natalie girl. We even found our friend on the way and spent about 4 miles with her. I only had to take one bathroom break on the way and I managed to control my bladder well, something that is becoming slightly more difficult. 

Natalie ran the first mile really great. My belly kind of hurt the first mile, maybe baby was bouncing around a bit too much. The rest of the race I did a slow jog and my belly didn’t bother me at all. Natalie walked along a lot, and we were great race buddies. Sometimes we held hands and ran along, sometimes she’d run up and dance around, and sometimes she’d walk slowly and I’d turn around and pull her forward. I had a great time with her.

We talked about how we wish we were registered. And we talked about how it’d be funny if her little sister, Katy did the race, running along in her high heels. I’m really proud of Natalie and me (and baby!) and her parents who did the race so speedy! Jordin got 19th place at 43 mins and Holly was at 53 mins. Fun day and I’m surprised I haven’t been more sore! It’s not like I trained much, unless you call running a mile or two every few weeks training. :) I’m grateful for my body and that we take care of each other.

And here’s a throwback from my 3rd spit run. 

Never mind. I can’t find the picture. But it’s a picture of when I made the paper! I was so proud. I was wearing my pink Pochahontas shirt and some clod hopper shoes. Good times.

Well, it’s 1 pm. I guess I better get dressed. I like summer. Except for the allergies, which have been bad. Okay, bye.


Junie June

23 June 2016

I love being pregnant.

Chris and I went to our first ultrasound yesterday and it was soooo neat. Our ultrasound tech was a delight and checked everything out, to make sure baby is growing and developing normal. All looks good! It’s amazing there’s a little baby growing inside of me, just amazing. Bebe baby was moving around quite a bit during the ultrasound, and so I think that’s helped me be more aware of when I’m feeling it inside of me. The past couple days I’ve felt a lot more movement and I love it. I love being pregnant, and I love that I have a baby belly.IMG_6502

I have neglected blogging lately, and plenty of other things, which is annoying. I have lots of free time right now and I don’t feel like I’m doing greatness with it. I just expect more of myself I guess, but my yogi yoga video today left me with a mantra that “everything is as it should be,” and that’s a nice thought. :) There was another mantra she said too, but I forgot it, but I’m really grateful for Yoga With Adriene.

I love doing yoga, just here in my living room. Yoga classes with a little community would be nice too, but yoga with the cats and dog is good for now. I don’t do yoga as often as I’d like, but some is better than none!

I’m just about to go clean boat, and I’m taking the pup with me. I just came home to pick her up to discover she had eaten part of our tasty watermelon! I left it cut in half on the counter a few hours ago and she decided to get it down and dig into it a little bit. She’s been a touch more rambunctious with getting into food she’s not supposed to when we’re gone, so I guess we just need to take better care of her. She’s still pretty good though. Good Edelweiss.

Hmmm, what else… we went to Utah for a week for Chris’s grandma’s funeral. It was a really wonderful and special week, and I’d like to blog about it later so I don’t forget about things!

Our summer weather has been spectacular so far. I’m so glad to be getting some brown on my skin again! I have a red, vein-y spot on my nose that I need to get checked out, but the rest of my skin is happier to be tan. My dad is finally home so it’s been nice hanging out at his house with his great property and view!IMG_5432


Allergies have been super annoying for me this summer. I hate it. I haven’t been walking with Chris and the dog in the morning hardly at all because I don’t want to go trampling through the grass. Bah, allergies are really frustrating to me.

I’ve been building houses for my Sims on the iPad, which is funny… I’ve been listening to lots of Harry Potter audiobooks. And I’ve been reading my scriptures everyday! I’m having a hard time managing my time, but I’m learning and growing, so that’s good. Gotta go clean boat now. Cheers cheers.