Tuesday, November 29, 2011


because i've been mia on this blog machine for november i though i'd recap the month for you. here we go...

we've spent lots of time with family since adam's two youngest siblings got married this month! we got to see some out-of-towners (can, casey and kids) which was great, especially meeting candice's brand new baby landon.
first, sean and megan got married on the 4th in the draper temple THEN jenny and jordan got married on the 17th in the salt lake temple.
both weddings were amazing and beautiful and we are so happy to now officially have megan and jordan in our family (even though we already considered them family).
thanksgiving this year was with the clarks. dinner was amaaaaaazing and we stuffed ourselves silly. we had a great day until about midnight when adam started feeling sick. long story short, we spent our black friday in the emergency room so adam could get an iv and meds. it ended up being some really awful, no good, really bad stomach flu that only lasted 24 hours but left us with a hefty ER bill.
poor guy. nothing like puking your guts out, or watching your spouse puke their guts out, to make you soooo grateful for your health! 

we've been running a lot this month, training for our next marathon in california in february. although it may take a lot of discipline to get out of our warm bed when it's 30 degrees outside to go for a 20 mile run, i've secretly really enjoyed the time i get to spend with adam, when it's just the two of us, running together with no distractions for hours. he's the best running partner a girl could ask for!

it was a busy but great month. thanksgiving is always a great reminder to count your blessings and we do feel very blessed! i've been gettin my christmas craft on and now that our home is all decked out i say bring on the holidays!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

halloween half marathon

last weekend we ran the halloween half marathon. it was a great course starting up above sundance on the alpine loop and ending down the canyon just before the shops at riverwoods. we both got our best times so far so we were happy. all the downhill left us with some pretty sore gams over the next days following the race but it was worth it. 

it was hard coming up with costumes that we wouldn't want to throw in the gargbage after 13.1 miles but we managed somehow. adam was a pirate and i was a cat. we weren't the most festive ones there but i'm happy to say our costumes didn't bother us one bit!

our race stats:
there were about 3,400 runners total, over 2,300 women and almost 1,000 men
adam finished 35th overall for the guys, 4th in his age group with a time of 1:24 (6:27 mile average)  
jess finished 19th overall in the girls, 1st in her age group with a time of 1:30 (6:55 mile average)