Thursday, November 26, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I ran!

My friend Becca asked me if I wanted to go to the Mesquite Marathon last Sunday at church and of course I said yes. Today I ran the 10k which is 6.4 miles and got a time of 1:06:04. That means that I pretty much did my average which means 10 minute miles. I did end up placing 2nd in my age division so yippie for that. My favorite moment in the race was the last mile where I decided that I wanted to beat the two girls that were in front of me. When I passed them, they got a little bit faster and passed me. I followed them until I could see the finish line where I sprinted in to beat them. They weren't to happy about that, but a girl has to do what a girl has to do.
Becca ran the full marathon and got a time of 3:30:00. She is pretty much an amazing runner and also got 2nd in her age division.

We went to the St. George temple and walked around then decided to take pictures with our medals :)

The two most attractive girls running in Mesquite.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


K guys, I know there are people out there that read my blog. Somebody want to run a race with me sometime in November? Check out the list and let me know!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Shallow Hal

I had only seen Shallow Hal once and it was a long time ago, but I remember that at the time I really liked it. Today while flipping through the channels, I came across this movie from my past and found that the same affection I once had remained today. Not only does it include two of my favorite movie myraids - Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow, it also has a message that goes beyond the ever popular but pointless slap stick comedy. What makes it endearing is that the once 'shallow' Hal is hypnotized into seeing the appearances of people by their inner beauty. A physically handicapped man was seen to be strong and handsome, children in a burn hospital with huge physical scars were seen to be whole and beautiful, and he sees Rosemary - a severely obese woman as Gwyneth Paltrow. After time, he falls in love with Rosemary because he realizes that she does have an amazing heart and great personality. When the hypnosis finally wears off, he loves Rosemary so much that it doesn't matter what she looks like and he fights for her love and affection. Anyway, both times I saw this movie it made me think about how often I overlook people and make unfair assumptions based on appearance. It makes me recall 1 Samuel 16:7 which says:

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

For the 3rd year in a row, my bff's and I gathered for a Halloween fest. This year was pretty exciting because we read predictions that we had written about ourselves a couple of years back. It's funny how what you think will happen with people over time does or does not happen. For the most part, everybody was on track. Amy went on a mission and although not engaged yet - it may happen any day now, Tiffany had a baby and is still working at her night job, Jessica got married but is not working in the medical field, and Stephanie doesn't have kids yet. Of course I was predicted to be engaged and already started in my teaching profession but the reality of where my life is at now is so much different then what I had planned. I don't see this to be a good or a bad thing, it just is what it is. I wonder what may have happened with my life had I not taken so many adventures, but then again that's what life is - one big adventure.

Now I'm finally ready to go onto the next step. So dear blog let it be known to you that as of yesterday, I have officially sent in my letter of resignation and will soon be no longer be known as "the nanny." I'm ready to go back to where I originally started and to get my life back into focus. The money was good, the travel was nice, I've had great experiences, but I no longer want it. It's time to use what I have gained for some greater good if it be through teaching, family, or whatever it is no longer about me. So Provo, school, life, here I come.