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Do you know what today is?!?

First things first. Marathon training begins TODAY. The actual race is 14 weeks from TODAY. Which is also 98 days from TODAY. When the countdown gets under that 100 day mark, things start to get real.

Friday I had lunch with some fabulous ladies. The food was good, but the conversation is always the best part.

Then Friday night we took our girls to the BYU gymnastics meet. Grace was mesmerized. She already loves gymnastics so much and looks forward to her lessons every week, but this really upped her excitement and enthusiasm level. She decided she wants to be on the BYU gymnastics team and be in the Olympics. She laid out her whole life plan for us Saturday. One of my favorite parts is that through it all, she says she is always living at home.

No evening is complete without dessert, so we hit up Chic-fil-a for ice "dream" cones. Grace got a large, and they aren't kidding when it comes to their large!

I originally planned on doing my long run Friday, but I knew just a few miles into my run (with Megan!) that 16 wasn't going to happen. My legs were still feeling the progressive run I did on Thursday, so I pushed out eight and rescheduled my 16 for Saturday. Luckily Janae and Josse let me tag along on their long run. Part of our conversation was about how tired we all felt. In spite of all our heavy legs, we got the 16 done. We are all training for Boston, so it was nice to feel each other's pain, knowing we are all in the same boat and there are better long runs ahead.

Janae, always one to think to take incredible pictures, paused to take this. And it was at this moment when I realized I no longer had someone running next to me.

And this is how tired we were after our run. Let's be honest. It was how we felt most of the run.

Now for some random entertainment.

I would ride it...

And this might not be able to be true for the next few months, and I'm not THAT old..


  1. Running with friends is the best! Even if they are tired hateful miles! Good luck!

  2. It is so cold. Make it go away. I would totally ride that bike too.

    That ice cream cone is amazing-both in size and structure.

    So we running again together Friday? K good.


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