Saturday, March 10, 2007

running queens

morgan and i went on a 13 mile run this morning. here we are in all of our glory after we were done. jillian, our younger sister, was supposed to be with us, but she had some lame excuse at 7:30 this morning for not getting out of bed and running an insane amount of miles. something about a hurt knee - totally lame, i know. i'm just kidding jillian! seriously, my sisters are doing sooo awesome. they have done so well since we started our training program, going on long runs and running a lot more miles in a week than they ever have in their lives. we are training for the ogden marathon in may, along with my dad and sister, hailey, back in sacramento. i think i must be crazy for running another marathon, but, oddly, i still love running and can't wait for my next opportunity to kill myself. :) actually, it's not all that bad. as long as you train, and you really prepare yourself, it's totally a cinch. i'm really glad that we're all running it together as a family, though. it's been really fun going running together, especially when my parents, hailey and alexis were in town a few weeks back. all five of us went on a 10-miler. maybe next time we do a marathon, my mom and my sisters, ashley and alexis, will come along. eh, you three? what do you guys think?

7 comments:

janaya said...

whit... seriously... you look so skinny!!! :)

ben and whitney shafer family said...

it's probably because i just had run 13 miles and hadn't eaten any breakfast yet. :)

ben and whitney shafer family said...

i forgot to say thank you for your compliment. seriously, it means a lot. :)

Jackie said...

You and your fam are made of steel! I'm extremely impressed. (I think the last time I really ran was through an airport... not so impressive.)

Lark said...

Wow! Way to go girls! The thought of running a marathon has never appealed to me, so I'm very impressed with you guys! Good luck!

Alexandra and Benjamin said...

You are amazing. Sometimes I think I should aspire to run a marathon, and then I think who am I kidding? Is there some trick to teaching yourself to like running? I would like to like running, but I just don't... Suggestions? It is really cool you guys are doing family running. Love it. Oh, and those professional pics on our blog are not from our engagement- they were just taken about a month ago. A friend need some posers for a project and we were chosen. Love your blog and your kids are CUTE!

Jillian said...

Umm I was having knee problems as a result of an intense concert, Whitney. Running could have promoted further injury.