Thursday, May 26, 2011


So this past weekend I took a short trip with the gals! 
It all started one night as Kasey and I were sitting around and I was PLEADING with Kasey to go to a dance with me. Kasey claims that Gulbransons' cannot dance and my response was that I did not care but that he should go with me anyways. After trying to creep me out with some of his dance moves, Kasey got a call from our dear friends Jessica and James! After they hung up and said their goodbyes it was final.. we were not going to dance but go on a hike instead. As much as I was bummed about not going to be crazy and put on some dance moves... I was thrilled to have the opportunity to go on a beautiful hike with Jessica James, and Kasey. Hike pictures will have to come later but it was a lot of fun... and ANYWAYs down to the point of my short story... Jessica asked me to fill in for her sister Megan and run in the Ogden relay race . I did not agree right away but overtime I thought about it... and I came to the conclusion that it would be good motivation for me to continue to try and get into shape.

So what happened was Jessica picked me up on Friday and we went to her parent's house where we ate some wheat thins and gathered some eggs from the "sisters" while we waited for her sister-in-laws Michelle and Sara to arrive. Once they arrived... we continued onto our destination to Jessica's other sister-in-law Michelle's house in Liberty, where we would be staying the night. Might I add, her house was gorgeous! But we had a BLAST that night, doing what girls do best.... talking! :)
We did not end up heading to bed until 1am and I think by the time I got to bed it was 2am. Kinda stink in the morning though because we had to get up at 4:30am and I felt like I had only been asleep for 30min when my alarm went off. But I was okay with it because I would not have traded talking to those chickas for anything LOVE them!

So after eating some oatmeal, and discussing the route for the day... we headed off and first dropped off Jessica who ran the first leg of 7 miles, then I was dropped off and I ran about 6.25 miles, then Sara was dropped off, then Michelle C. and they both ran 5 miles, and then Michelle M. took herself to the last leg of the race which was 3 miles. So I waited for about 3 hours before I even began to run and it was SO so cold. At one point it even started to lightly rain and I was shivering.
There were also these ladies that kept talking about how it was a "runner's race" and this one lady was complaining about how her teams last leg runner told them she was going to walk a lot of it. In my head I was like... get real lady at least she is in the race! So thankfully none of my team was so adamant on winning and we were all in it for fun. So once Jessica finally reached my starting point, I was all ready to go! The run was beautiful and I even took a picture at one point but its a little blurry because my sweat got on my phone camera lens from being in my bra. 

Other parts looked even prettier and before I knew it I was halfway through and I kept saying to myself... no way this cannot be three miles it feels like it has only been one mile! So then I decided to walk some. Once I started walking... it was hard to continuously run again to I would differentiate from jogging to fast walking then before I knew it I was done!

I really sprinted that last quarter of a mile and I am sure it scared Sara some because I probably looked as if I was about to die! But I kinda was I really had just wanted water... and they were offering cliff bars so I think I ate like 5 of them. So worth it though. Then Sara started. Then I rode the bus to the finish line where I met up with Jessica. It took over an hour to ride the bus back to the finish line it was ridiculous! 

So in the end we all finished the race and Michelle C. finished with Michelle M. and she ended up running 8 miles instead of 5... go Michelle! 

These girls are great and I love them so much!
Care to do it again???

Thanks to Jessica for inviting me it was a great experience, and I was so glad that I could carry on Kara McCoy's legacy in the relay and she will just have to join us next time!

So where was Kasey in this mess? Bored. haha
Kasey was not really sure what to do with himself based upon my understanding and he told me all about how he was bored.
But he had a lot of fun playing golf with James for James' birthday, and they got sunburnt really bad. Jessica and I met up with Kasey and James at Brad and Tara's place because they were setting up a basketball hoop. Kasey and James have a lot of love for each other and this picture expresses it all... just kidding. But it was a super fun weekend with just some of the people I love.

1 comment:

  1. That race looks awesome! And for the record, Jared was quite a country dancer in his day... like really good. And the girls all love to dance.. it's the rest of those darn boys. Doesn't Kasey realize that what Kara wants, Kara should get. I'll have to talk to him for you. :)