Here is a ginormous blog of everything! 1. Billy's Projects, 2. Marathon 3. Random Stuff
1. MORE OF BILLY'S PROJECTS
Billy has been doing some contract work for BYU. They couldn't resist bringing their two-time national paver champ back for some paver work and he's been rocking it!
Took Tru to be initiated this one day
2. SARAH & KIM TOP OF UTAH MARATHON
Sarah and Kim ran the Top of Utah Marathon! It was Sarah's first and Kim's second and we wanted to go cheer those crazy peeps on!The night before we camped up Logan canyon, which was beautiful and cold, and then we staked out a good spot to see them for the first time at mile 14.
Almost growing out of the laundry basket:(
We weren't exactly sure when to expect them, if they would be running together or where they would be, but Kim surprised us by coming down so fast! She ran a 1:51 half and so I ran mile 14 with her and gave her gummy worms and had complete joy! It was so fun and she was rocking it.
Then I ran back the mile I came just in time to meet up with Sar and run the mile with her! My soul was bursting with pride and joy at her! She also was rocking it!
We saw them both again at mile 18 and they were both still rocking it, looking just a little tired. But so awesome! We zipped to the finish line to try and catch Kim and were lucky enough to see her. Man, she was awesome and tired! Finished in 3:54, which is a PR for her!! I was so proud!
Afterwards she was so tired she could hardly even smile or nod at me. What a champ.
The last 3 miles twisted around main Logan city center so we thought to run and catch Sarah around mile 24. We waited and waited for her, saw the 4:45 pacer go by (she had previously been running near the 4:15 pacer) and started to get really worried when we still hadn't seen her after the 5 hour mark. I just kept thinking, "This is the end of the Griggs parents tolerating my presence in Sarah's life. They have endured enough. The fact that I sent their last daughter to her misery and/or death will be the final straw." I was so so so worried and feeling so bad that I (in part) convinced Sarah to do something so crazy as run a marathon that I just was beside myself with concern.
After awhile we realized we may have missed her somehow because of the windy course. I only hoped it was true and decided that although I would be so sad that I missed her finish, my joy that she was not sitting crumpled on the side of the road somewhere before mile 24 would make up for it. GOOD NEWS! I went to the finish and she was there looking awesome, having finished her first marathon in about 4:26 or something close!!! Thank goodness, AND she's a champ! Our friendship can continue! (and must, so that next time we can run a marathon together! My evil plan to get her to run another marathon was to not run her first one with her!)
I was sad to have missed the finish, I would've been screaming my head off and probably crying. But so glad those were not tears of sorrow haha
"We just ran a marathon...."
What champions! It was so fun to watch them and made me so jealous that I wasn't running and made me more committed to getting back to marathon goodness soon. Right now I'm creaking away at 4 miles haha doing absolutely nothing for 10 months really gets to you.
We went to lunch and Sarah told us all the great things about Logan. It is a great place! We were very impressed with the feel of it and loved how pretty it was. Go Logan!
3. OTHER COOL STUFF
We went to CJ's XC meet and it was awesome! She has some good kids and is an awesome coach.
And we were exactly matching, even had the same hair do!
Our mountain is breathtaking every day
My XC season is CRAZY. There are a billion kids and I am always running around screaming my head off. Our meet last week took place in the absolutely pouring rain, but the kids did great and there were no less than 120 kids that ran. Mad house! It was awesome.
And here's a billion pictures of Truman, mostly for Summer and Charina's sake:
And Lolo's for Summer's sake! It is as wonderful as ever!
Ooo..sorry for the explicit content. But for once in his life he was happy during a bath!