Monday, March 16, 2009

Saturday Fun!

What a crazy fun Saturday!

Last minute my friend Becca wasn't able to run in a race that she had signed up for and offered her spot to me. I figured "why not" and we made a weekend of it! We drove to Lethbridge for the second week in a row and dropped off Evan at my cousins house so that Justin and I could attend the temple for the first time in forever!
(Evan got to eat some popcorn while he watched his movie on the drive)

When I was changing into my nice clothes for the temple I realized that I forgot dress shoes! I took a before picture of my running shoes and insisted that we buy temple appropriate shoes before we left for Cardston. Thankfully I found some super cute shoes on sale!!!
(Can you believe I even went out in public looking like this???)

(we brought snoopy with us to play with his new best friend!)

When we drove to Cardston we took Kari's car and she just took our truck around town so Evan could watch his "teedee" (TV). We were very excited when we noticed that we were going to turn their car over to 300,000 kilometres! We made sure that we documented the occasion very well for them. I am especially happy that I saw it, because I have turned over my dad's car twice and didn't notice either time ... he wasn't too pleased that he missed it AND that I didn't enjoy it! The coolest part about turning their car is that it happened right in front of the temple!!!!

During our session I kept starring at two of the temple workers because they looked really familiar! I finally saw their name tag and knew it couldn't be a coincidence. They were Crapo's and my family knew the Crapo's really well when we lived in Rosemary. After the session was over I hunted them down and sure enough ... IT WAS THEM!!! In fact when I was walking up to Brother Crapo in the lobby he looked at me and said .... "I think I know you". I told him that he indeed did, but hadn't seen me for about 17 years. It was cool that they recognized me though!
(of course I HAD to get a picture with them, notice the new shoes I am wearing!)

Our next stop was a quick visit to my grandparents in the Cardston cemetery. I am so proud to be the grand-daughter of all 6 of my grandparents and it was really nice to be able to go and remember my Grandpa and Grandma Leavitt! The treat was that I didn't expect to be able to say hi to my Uncle Nick as well. I didn't know that he was buried next to them. It was nice for me to see them.

Next up on our list for the day ... my race. Now let me tell you that I did not have high hopes for myself. My knee and my back have really been giving me problems for about a month and a half. I have continued running, but really tried to listen to my body and stop when it hurt. Before the race I loaded up on Advil and told myself that it was ok to walk if I had to. The cannon goes off and I am off. The first thing we do is run down a mile long (really steep) hill!! I think to myself "I bet you anything that we are going to have to run up this hill, and that will suck!" My philosophy for running is to just go a nice steady pace while running faster down hills and taking it slow uphills. I was getting passed by sooo many people and I anticipated a slower than normal time for me, so imagine my surprise when I turn the corner and see the clock say 59 minutes!!!! (I didn't care at the time about the seconds) I knew that I was going to finish the race in under an hour, and I did!!! I ran my 10k in 59:48 ... faster than I normally go!!! It was insanely fun and I was even more surprised when my knee and back didn't hurt today. Am I on the mend? I sure hope so!

If any of you are wondering about the really REALLY steep mile long hill ... YES that is how the race ended! I was just proud that I kept running up and didn't have an asthma attack. I was NOT thrilled with whoever planned that course!

(If you are wondering why I have that stunned look on my face it is because I still can't believe that I ran a 9:34 avg. mile and did that well! I am pleased with myself!)


motherofangels said...

Your insane, but incredible!!! I haven't spent time with you in forever and it is sucking the life out of me, BTW!

Lynn said...

YAY! The Crapo's! LOL! Glad you ran into them. You seem to have more luck with that than us! *wink*

Michelle said...

Yes, I did notice the shoes! Cute!
What a fun weekend!

Lacy said...

Who is Snoopy? Did you get a dog?

Lisa L said...

Glad your race went well. So in the picture of you with Grandpa & Grandma Leavitt's headstone is your great-grandparents headstone. Alycia is named after two Grandma's: Grandma Shaw & Great Grandma Leavitt. Notice her middle name.

Linz said...

Way to run, girl!! That's awesome!!

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

I was really excited when I saw Great Grandpa and Grandma's headstone behind Grandpa and Grandma's. I recognized their names and thought that was pretty cool to see them there.

p.s. Lacy, we have had snoopy (the white dog) for about a month and a half now. (see older posts)

Fred ... said...

That is quite the car to be able to go 3 million miles. How cool you got to see the Crapo's. Thanks for the picture of my Mom's and Dad's grave. Congratulations on your race. What a weekend you've had.

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

Sorry, 300 000 kilometers not 3 million miles. Thanks for noticing dad.

Teresa said...

Congrats on the great race and PR (personal record). You inspire me, and I would give anything to be able to run a 10 K like you. Keep up the great work! Love the temple shoes...before and after!

Amanda Palmer said...

I am suprised you did not just wear your pink looked great:)