February 18, 2010

I’ve been training for the 1/2 marathon in Moab the last 5 weeks.  The race is on March 20.  So, I feel like I’m totally becoming a gym rat.  I have “friends” there- we never talk, but I see them almost everyday!  I feel like I need a week worth of work out clothes because of this.

This last week I have reached several milestones.

1. I ran 6 miles on Saturday.  I’m scheduled to run 7 this Saturday.  I feel very surprised by this.  I have never been a runner.  It is amazing how little victories and hard work can make this possible.  Suddenly I’m saying to myself, “Man, I can’t do 7 miles.  5, sure, but not 7!”  Then I realize I can run 5 miles and it sounds doable!That is a first!

2. I went to the gym twice today.  I’m behind on my schedule so I went twice.  Weird.

3.  Suddenly, I really like Metallica.  Mostly just the song No Leaf Clover. I listen to it every time I run- at least once.

4. Today I cried at the gym.  I felt like no one really noticed though- either I’m wiping sweat or tears, right?  I just can’t help it when I watch the Olympics; I get so emotional!

However, I’m still waiting for it to get “easier.”  I have a girlfriend who says she can go forever, but the first 3 miles are the hardest.  I think it’s all hard.  My body hurts everywhere almost every day. I respect long distance and full marathon runners so much!

Fun in Logan

February 9, 2010

James and I had a great weekend in Logan seeing old friends and going to an Aggie basketball game.

With my old roommates at the creamery.

We even picked up some game-day t-shirts before the big game.

I was really excited to go to a game because that was such a staple experience of my college life.  USU fans are crazy and it is so fun at the Spectrum!  I have been to BYU and the U’s basketball games but nothing compares to USU.

This clip is when there was less than a minute left.

Is that not a scoreboard?

YES, THAT IS A SCOREBOARD!

Is that not a 74?

YES, THAT IS A 74!

Is that not a 62?

YES, THAT IS A 62!

Is that not the winning team?

YES, THAT IS THE WINNING TEAM!

Is that not the losing team?

YES, THAT IS THE LOSING TEAM!

WINNING TEAM!

LOSING TEAM!

WINNING TEAM!

LOSING TEAM!

With the second best home winning streak in the nation, no wonder games are so fun.

This is what happens:

Fun to look at- yes.  A creative outlet- sure. Useless- definitely.  Unless Amber is over.