9.26.2009

!! YoU GO giRL !!

Aimee (my daughter-in-law) ran her first marathon! It was the Top of Utah Marathon (twenty six point two miles) and she did great! I have to give a huge shout-out to Aimee - for many reasons. First, for her determination and discipline. This girl has three kids - a 16-month-old baby and two active girls - all reasons enough to NOT find time or energy to do the training that it takes to get ready for a marathon. But she set a goal to run and she really stuck to her plan - and it helped that her brother started running too. They ran a 10 K together and then the Top of Utah Half Marathon. Then, all by herself, she ran a whole marathon. All of that since April of this year! What amazed me was the huge smile on her face when she finished.

Here she is coming out of the canyon - the wind was blowing hard - but the sun was shining and overall the weather was perfect.


Brookelyn and Bailee made signs to cheer on their mom. They waited patiently for a long time before she came running by.
Here is Aimee as she ran to the finish line. Look at that smile on her face!



Aaron grabbed her and gave her a big hug.
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6 comments:

Eileen said...

WOW! Big, huge High Five to Aimee! How can she do that and still be so cute?!

Megan Maughan! said...

I must say, I have the best, most amazing, inspirational, dedicated sister in the whole wide world! Hahaha! She is such an inspiration to me! She has so much motivation and determination! I am so lucky to have such a wonderful big sister to look up to! No matter how old we are!

Courtney and Dorothy said...

Fantastic! Wow! She is amazing! That really IS so neat!

Stephanie said...

Tell her congrats! I love it when I see people accomplish those kind of goals. It always brings tears to my eyes! Way to go, Aimee!

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Karen A. said...

As the mother-in-law of an endurance runner, I can relate to the pride felt for a goal well met and a job well done. Congrats to Aimee!