Sunday, October 17, 2010

Well THAT Was Fun..

So the fam and I just went up to Park City for my
PINK Half Marathon..
Fun plan? Check.
Good family bonding time? Check.
Tight quarters riding up?? Check.
Here's a sample of what a family of six looks like in a car for barely, 5..
cause their minivan for 7..
"don't run good".
Needless to say.. we were short a seat belt or two..
but obviously getting to my race trumped child safety.
(Don't tell the authorities.)
Sophie kept busy doing this..
and was quite content most of the two hour drive.. til' she did this..
upon being told we would be stopping by the outlets before getting to the hotel hot tub.
After a delightful stop at the Nike store..
the girl did get her hot tub time in..
(Have I mentioned the pleasure I find in orange and pink stripes.. on her belly??)
Happy kids, are so much cuter than angry ones.. NO?

Moving on..
The hotel was quite shmancy..
I appreciate a little shmancy now and then.
I mean.. fire on rocks?
What's not groovy about that??
Right under our place was a cool little gathering place..
(that if you're observant, and hungry.. you will notice housed the oh-so-tasty Kneaders.) We enjoyed eating it, out on the patio, in the perfect temperature, in our gorgeous surroundings, multiple times.
When it got too late to eat anymore there..
we got some to go.
Indulging, is fun.
So are complimentary robes.
The next day was the big race!
I got me some pink on.. ate my usual banana.. and got ready to RUN!I then continued to run for exactly 1 hour, and 36 minutes (and maybe 9 seconds?? Don't recall. Should I know that??) and rounded the last bend to see my little family-o-peeps cheering me on!That would be me reaching out to love on them.
They make me happy.
Maybe I coulda shaved that last nine seconds off if I hadn't stopped for thier sweet little high fives.. but it was totally worth it.It's nice to be greeted by tiny legs in striped leggings.
(Oh. And pink Converse with ruffle socks.)
My Fan Club Pres. was very supportive..
and I never could have handled having all the kids there to be apart of it without him.
We sat in the mountain sunshine waiting to receive my "1st in age group 35-39" award!

(Are we surprised Sophie wanted in on the spotlight??)I ended up 6th overall out of the 400 runners.. and left feeling KINDA thrilled about the whole thing.


Tasha said...

I've said it before and I'll say it're AMAZING! Looks like you guys had a great time!

Emma Jo said...

SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP! (don't tell my kids I said that) But now is when I would be shoving you just a little bit like Elaine in Seinfeld because
1)You look gorgeous, hair, skin, all of it.
2) Hello kicky little running pants! Yowzers and yes you fit little thing.
3)Little girls in horizontal stripes with a little dark haired Bob, yes please.
4)Placing in a huge race?!!! Freakin, awesome.
**Honorable mention for the cute husband, fuzzy bathrobes, supportive family and yummy treats.

Abby said...

Who ARE YOU? So much impressiveness for one post! Beautiful AND fancy! AND talented. (Sorry, that should have come first.) I am so proud of your skills! And I want to take that trip, without the race, of course. Well, maybe someday...

Brynne said...

I just keep re-living with you the glory days of last weekend and love every second of it :) So much to be proud of! You are fabulous! (And I love your cousins' comments, so fun!)

kristina said...

You are amazing!!! I love all the pictures and the one of you and Jason is so cute! You guys look great!

Jocelin said...

You are absolutely amazing. 1:36! 6th over all! 1st in age group! So proud of you.

Suzie Petunia said...

I am so completely amazed and proud and intimidated all at the same time! How can I get as fast as you? (And as skinny?) I'll let you borrow my minivan for your next family trip if you tell me your secret. :)

Heather Zwygart said...

You rock girl!! That is awesome!! What a cute fam you have great job!!

Shareen said...

That is really very awessome Katy! Way to go!

Peter DD said...

good job. keep on running, and smiling...