Sunday, May 3, 2009

New Yorkers & Half Marathon

This past weekend was so eventful! The highlight was that Ammon & Carlo flew out to spend the weekend with us! It was so much fun! Its always so nice to have family come and play! Friday we did lunch, had a great work out at the gym (where Chris & I both stood in amazement at their huge muscles), and had a fabulous dinner at the Spikers! (thanks Linda!) Then the boys were all DYING to see Wolverine, so we went to the late showing of that. Saturday was such a FUN day! We went to breakfast then off to Six Flags to hit up some amazing roller coasters! We had such a blast running around the park, screaming until our throats were sore. After eating garbage & feeling dizzy, we realized we weren't kids anymore & didn't have to stay til the park closed! So, after all the big coasters we went home & all four of us took a nap! Then the four of us went to dinner & spent the rest of the night chatting & hanging out at our apartment. I love my brother Ammon so much! We always have so much fun & laugh til our stomachs ache. I am so happy they came to visit!!Sunday I ran my much anticipated half marathon. I was planning on running on Memorial Day in Laguna Hills--but decided Id rather do it sooner rather than later. I set the goal for 2009 to run this distance, and have been training since mid February. I cannot tell you how hard it got for me towards the end! All I wanted to do was quit! But I didn't quit! I am so proud of myself that I accomplished my goal of running 13.1 miles, and I have to be honest I am really happy I can take a break for a while!! All that running was getting tough! :) I am so wiped out today from all the fun in the sun yesterday & running today I can barely keep my eyes open! I didnt stretch very well afterwards so I am hoping I wont be too sore tomorrow! I better go eat a banana! We had a great weekend and I am so sad its over!

11 comments:

lauren said...

I didnt realize you ran too!!!! HOLY CRAP! where have I been? How was it? I want details!!! I am so so so very proud of you girl!! GO MARI!!! :) oh, and a Ammon and Carlo visit is cool too. :) LOL

The Alvords said...

WWWHHHAAAT?? I had no idea you were running yesterday! I wish I had known I would have at least been able to call and tell you good luck. I bet you are exhausted from everything you had going on in the past few days. You are super woman. I am so glad you got to hang out with Ammon and Carlo. They are so cute. It sounds like you guys had an absolute blast. You are amazing and I can't wait to hear more details about the race!

JoeyandAshleyHoward said...

I am so glad that you did your half marathon...YAY! Haley did that one too. Love you!

P.S. Carlo is huge!!!

Em Ybarra said...

sounds SOOOOO much fun! and good job on the marathon! that is so amazing!!! i could never do that in a million years! you're incredible!

Nate and Lynlee said...

Good for you Mari! That is awesome! I would think the training alone would be hard! That was fun your brother came to see you! Was Wolverine good?? Or should we wait and see it in the dollar theater?

lori and clark remington said...

WOW you are amazing for running a half marathon...I am so proud of you. I wish I liked to run. Keep it up!

The Queen said...

I got to spend this weekend with my brother, too! Yay for family! I miss them so much already. :( And you are right, those ARE some big muscles! Better tell Chris not to stand so close next time. hehe :) Congrats on your run, that's awesome!

Claire said...

What a great weekend and congrats on the run! I don't think I can even run a half-mile. :)

manhattan crew said...

WE HAD THE BEST TIME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Im sure we ate about 2.000 calories in about an hour while at Six flags! No exaggeration!

Next time in NYC!
miss you guys
Amms and Carlo

the organic kitchen said...

I noticed how big Carlo was too... nice! Anywho, I am glad you got to spend time with your brother and have a fun filled weekend. Congrats on the run. When I run 3 miles, the entire last mile I want to stop. literally every step I take I think "I want to stop..." I can't imagine doing 13. You and Court have will power!

Dominique said...

Wow, Mari what an accomplishment! You should feel so good about yourself. How nice that you got some good family time in. No one knows you like your siblings. Hope you have recovered from your race, I get sore just walking around my 'hood.