Monday, April 21, 2008

WAY TO GO!!!

Neil, Landon, and Dave

Even though I don't think he reads our blog very often, I wanted to take a minute and tell Neil how proud I am of him!! He ran the Salt Lake City 1/2 Marathon this past Saturday and he did outstanding for his first run!! His sister Lindsey (a veteran runner) challenged the family to start training back in November. We both had signed up, but after finding out I was pregnant, I decided it would be better to just try next year. Neil, his brother Landon, his sister Lindsey, and their dad Dave all ran the 1/2 Marathon. Lindsey's husband Ed and their aunt Heidi ran the 5k.
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Neil running

It was so fun to drive to each of the "Celebration Stations" and get pictures of them and cheer them on. At some of the stops, I barely had shown up when he would pass me - they all did such a good job! He ran the whole way, never stopping to walk except at water stations! I can't even tell you how proud I am of him!! Not just him - ALL of them! Neil's dad Dave has had a bad knee for a few months and wasn't sure if he'd be able to do it. Then just over a week ago he tore his rotator cuff! He was a trooper for going through with it!

Here are some of Neil's stats:
- Chip Time : 2:20:35
- Chip Pace : 10:43
- Age Division : 163 / 216
- Place Overall : 2496 / 3819

Once again, I just want to let him know how proud I am of such a wonderful accomplishment! WAY TO GO BABE!! I love you!

Neil & Landon

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go Neil! I envy anyone that can run a marathon! Lots of hard work!

Leah said...

Awesome job Neil! I've never ran a marathon! I love the last picture of him and his brother!

Jennifer said...

Saweet Neil! It was the perfect day to run. So when should we hang out. Also you coo Thursday Jodi?

Bret and Laura Nicholson said...

Good job Neil! Not only did you run, it looks like you had a lot of fun doing it :)

Jennifer said...

AHHHHHH! I can't stop screaming! I cant WAIT to know. If it's a girl does that mean we all win? Tee hee. I wasn't sure about thursday but that works. Also I'll have to talk to Phil first but I know for sure that we can't go to the home show on Saturday but maybe Friday. Love ya!

Chels said...

Neil is so dang cool. I love you both so much. You just make sense together and I love that. So, can I just say that the picture of the baby with "175 days to go" on it is the scariest "baby" I've ever seen! Aaahhh...it looks like an alien...I really am not trying to be mean, I mean, it has to develop and I'm sure it will get cuter as time goes by, but right now it is just not looking good...Ya know what I mean? And I am not talking about the baby or babies in your belly either, since we don't have pictures yet...so I'm sure your baby is cuter than that crazy fake baby...alright, enough about crazy alien baby...

When are you going to get the ultra sound?! I CAN'T WAIT ANY LONGER!!!!

I'm so excited for you!

Love,
Chess

Cara said...

That is so awesome! Way to go Neil!

Ed & Lindsey said...

Sad to see we're the only ones that got pictures of all us. Too bad we didn't get some all together. The boys did awesome though!! Way to go Neil! And thanks to our sole supporter along the way Jode!!! Thanks!