Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Weekend of fabulousness. -or- Back in the running game!

This is Kristin.

Okay, okay, so I have missed a couple of my regularly scheduled blog entries. Whoopsie! (PS: Kristina Barss, what happened to your regular comment-making ways??)

Well, we have some super exciting news. To get the second bit of news, you'll have to check some of our up-coming blog entries, cuz I can't bear to say all the fun things in one shot!

See this sexy man I'm with? Well he and I have signed up for the SLC half marathon! Anyone else running it? It's going to be so much fun, and I'm psyched to run it with Matt. It's fun (and motivating) to have a big race to look forward to. Guess who else is running it. Danna! And her mom, and like a bunch of her other friends and family. My sister Karin and her hubby might run it too. What a blast!! Wanna join us? It's not too late to sign up.

Another bit of exciting news? My foot..........IS HEALED!!! Yes, it really is. I have been symptom free for several runs, and last week I ran 3 days, over 18 miles total- PAIN FREE! You have no idea how great this is, and what a relief it is too. (PS: My theory on what caused my plantar fasciitis? Not the marathon, but rather the soft flat shows I wore daily for weeks while trying to nurse my other injury.)

I had the BEST and most fabulous week last week. Having New Year's off, I lounged around in bed both Friday and Saturday until the afternoon really. Went running with D both days, and had a blast hanging out with that sexy guy in the photo up there. He spent all his Christmas gifts cards on fun things for us to do together. What a sweetheart.

That same week, some of my favorite people in the world came over.
It was so good to catch up with old college roommates and friends! I love em. I want them to move in with us. Will you guys?


They just happened to marry some of our college guy-friends. Why is Matt replaced in this picture with my friend Ryan? Ryan showed up, and Matt got the flu and went upstairs. I think he was sick of parading around the party in an N-95 mask. :) PS. I may even do a triathlon with some of these guys. Not sure I can swim though.

Another major highlight of the weekend?

What do you notice about the sky in this picture? That's right! It's not dark or sunrise-y. Yes, Danna and I ran in the afternoon! We both like to sleep in and laze in bed. I think we called each other around 2 pm asking, "Are you up?" And those runs were the funnest! (Even though I was a total wimp and needed pep talks all along the run. So out of shape. Curse you plantar fasciitis! **fist shake**) We had that really great kind of girl talk where you go home feeling awesome home refreshed. You know the ones. The runs where you laugh, yell, cry, reassure, thank, listen. I also finished The Book Thief, which D finished a few days earlier. That was one of the things that provoked tears on the run. Sad! Holocaust book! D loved it. I have mixed emotions.

Here's what I'm reading (and loving!) now:


XOXO -K

14 comments:

Angie Nielsen said...

Hey girl! I'm running the 5k for the SLC marathon! Maybe I'll see you around!!!

Angie Nielsen said...

Oh.. and love the pic's of old Darwin friends!!! Good memories!

Mindy said...

You know Cam and Shaw? They are fabulous people!! When is the SLC half? In April? I want to run a half that I have actually trained for ... Hmm ... This is something to think about. :)

Krissy said...

Great post! I love you!!! I totally want to read that new book of yours - I have seen it at B & N before! I will have to give it a closer look!

Four Winns said...

Way to thtay healthy! I'm glad your foot is better :o)

Kristin said...

Mindy: Yes! How do you know them?! What a small world. Yes, the SLC half is April 17. Come!!

Brandilin LeFevre Pitts said...

Nice blog =) I need to work on making mine better.

Michael said...

You know, that sexy guy you keep talking about looks a lot like his dad, only with fewer muscles.

munodi said...

That sexy guy you keep talking about looks a lot like his dad, only with fewer muscles.

Mikelle said...

Ha ha! I remember looking at your pictures in your camera and watching that video of you and Matt drinking those drinks when you thought you were you were taking a picture!

Mom M said...

Fun entries this week. Don't know Suzy though. Is she running with you guys? The Book, eat, pray or whatever sounds interesting. Whats it about? l/m

Sarah said...

kris! That is awesome your foot is all better. By the way - that night was probably my favorite night of the vacation. Thanks for being fabulous hosts! p.s. maybe we will move in this summer :)

Sarah said...

p.s. I started the Book Thief but could never finish it.

Sarah Shaw said...

Love you Kris! Come visit us in Eagle Mountain!