Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It's That Time Again...

Ahhh...the magic of 4 AM..trying to stay awake! I've been wanting to post on the last weekend since we got back from our little road trip...so now's as good a time as any...

For starters..I forgot to pack the battery for our camera..so no actual pics :( Which stinks, cause there were some awesome photo ops! Let me 'esplain: Jeff and I loaded up the car Friday afternoon and hauled our butts down to Circleville (nice little town outside of Bryce Canyon). There is nothing there, except the ranch we stayed at, and a cafe that seemed to fry EVERYTHING it served..lol. Now, why would we do this? BRYCE CANYON HALF MARATHON, BABY!!! My spunky and schexy friend, Jill, recruited me to run, along with her, her hubby (Yay, LJ), her sis, Denise, and Denise's buddy, Darrell. And it was GREAT, folks! SOOOO gorgeous! Picture this: running through one of the most beautiful national parks in THE WORLD at 6:00 a.m. (YES, 6:00 a.m..we got up at 4 to get there..haha) with the sun coming up on the amazing red rock...it truly DID look like this!!!:

I was in heaven! I honestly feel so alive when I'm running! Add to that fresh air, great scenery and some tunes..for those of you who are runners..you know what I'm talking about. It is, quite frankly, the best rhythm to get in :) Problems melt away in sheer running bliss!

I wax poetic...but it WAS a great run! I was SO happy to have Jeff there to support me :) Such a trooper! Worked hard all week, then drove down with me, woke up early to take us to the start, and was there to blow me a kiss at the finish line :) I'm so in love with my hubby! And it was great to be there with friends, too. Jill is just my all-around-girly! I love ya, Darlin' :) And many thanks to Cole's parents for letting us stay in their beautiful ranch..very generous people!

SO, How were your weekends? :)

8 comments:

matesen said...

That sounds like so much fun! My goal after I have this baby is to run a half marathon. When I get into training you will have to give me tips!

Wendy Anderson said...

WOw sounds way awesome Megs!! Also no worries about last Friday, I was wondering what happened DARN cell phones messing up we should throw them in the river ha ha ha!!

Kakes said...

My oh my. That seems like so much fun! I hate running lately, but I really like Bryce Canyon, it really is so pretty. Good for you for running the full 13 miles! You are a trooper.

Chelsea said...

Meg!
Its so great to hear from you! How have you been? Whats new?
Im starting an indoor team next session...you should play.

Cheryl said...

AW sounds like you had some fun babe:) I can't wait to start running...I've been able to SPEED WALK...but nothing too intense..but I know what you mean when it comes to great music and running-I LOVE IT! and I love you!!:)

Misty said...

Congrats on your run. You did awesome. I'm looking forward to the Provo half but I have a feeling that all I'll be looking at is how far ahead you are. That's okay, I'm use to eating humble pie!

Mandy said...

I'm jealous that you love running so much. I was never much of a runner unless I was playing a sport like soccer. I should get into it though. Nursing school is no bueno for the body image right now :(. The hike with Adam was fun! He's a great guy. I really like him. He took me to dinner last night for a study break. Sweet, huh? Anyways... I'm done with the semester on friday! We should get coffee sometime after that! wow, I wrote a lot. Have a fabulous evening!!

Snyder Family said...

You are AMAZING, but I guess you have always been that way!!