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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Half Marathon=Healing

I decided I wanted to sign up for the snow canyon half. I have only run one other, but snow canyon is my favorite! I decided I wanted to run with the same number I ran with last time. I contacted the race director, and they were so kind. They willingly accommodated my request. I knew this race would be really emotional. I am kind of cheesy, and when I run races I like to pretend I am running for a cause. My first half I dedicated it to all of my sisters trying to get pregnant. The Second Half was dedicated to my sweet little girls. This run was for my Scott, and a sweet little girl named Whitney who recently passed in Snow Canyon. Throughout the race I thought about these 2 people. I can tell you I felt there strength. I ran out all my pain, and all my emotion without out 1 single word. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. As I was running the last mile the song came on “ I can only imagine”. I lost it!! So awkward, I am sure people were wondering what was wrong with me. But in that sweet moment I felt the spirit so strong. This may sound semi crazy, but it was so personal. I want to remember this run. I want to cherish it, and always be grateful for eternal families, and my health. Marathons are incredible. The comradery that is felt with complete strangers is unreal. But in that moment, we all have a common goal and we all give each other strength. I encourage everyone to find something that helps them to be a better person, and something to have passion for. Because of this run, I will be a better mom, a better wife, a better sister, and a better friend! This life is amazing, and if we stop and look around with a open mind we all can see it. There truly is Beauty all around! After the run we had to stop at the store. There was a sale on cheese, and I was craving chocolate milk. I ran inside, and Jeff stayed in the car with the girls. I had cash, and so when I was checking out the chocolate milk I was trying to figure out if I had enough for a gallon or a half. All the sudden this lady approached me and told me she wanted to pay for my things!!! I was stunned. I told her that she did not need to, but she insisted. She made me get a gallon of chocolate milk. She paid for my milk and cheese! I could not believe it. The greatest part about it was she did not look rich. She was humbly dressed, and as sweet as could be. I made a promise to pay it forward. My day has been amazing!

Yes I only have socks on!!! My feet killed, and by the final lap I was so done with my shoes!!


  1. You are AMAZING! And inspirational! I feel so blessed to have you in our family. Love you tons! Grandma Roberts

  2. Made my cry Amanda. You are great. What a sweet thing. Also that is cool about the lady in the store. I love that. I hear about things like this and it warms my heart and reminds me there are still great people in this world. Love you