"Once in a while, right in the middle of ordinary life, Love gives you a fairy tale." - unkown

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

5k In St George

So this last weekend we went to St. George so I could run my first race. I was pretty excited and little nervous. My Goal was to not stop and have to walk and also to run in about 30 min or so. When I was training I was running about 10 to 11 minutes a mile so I figured that was a pretty reasonable goal. So we drove down on Friday to St. George and then went and got our T-Shirts, numbers and chip(this is so they know what time you started and ended). Then as a tradition, we had to go Carb load ha ha. Not that we really needed it for a 5k but it was in the spirit of things. We to Brick oven and had their awesome pasta bar. Then according to my dad, we need to pin our numbers on our shirts the night before, so after dinner that is what we did. The next morning we got up about 8 got ready then, to the race we went.
All in all in my experience I had good parts and bad parts. The good parts were that I finished with out stopping and my time we 31:31. Yay! The bad part was that I got the worst side ache after mile 2 and I could not get it to go away. I felt like I was going to die! This was probably due to the fact that the first mile and a half I was running 8.5 min a mile, and like I said before i I was training at about 10 to 11 min a mile. But being the competitive, suborn person I am I was not going to let my side ache stop me. So needless to say I was about to pass out once I passed that finish line. But it did feel awesome after I could breath again ha ha. I am so grateful I had my dad there with me while I ran and to my husband, mom and sister Kirsten there cheering us on at the finish line. I did finished 11th place in my age group and 243 in the whole race of about 500 hundred, so not too bad for my first race. It was a lot of fun and I look forward to my next race in july.
Here are a few pictures from this weekend...

Me and my dad before the race

Me and my Dad after the race.. as you see i am about to pass out ha ha. But I finished!
My uncle Kenny was running the half marathon so we watched him finish when we were done! Good job kenny!

These were some of my dad's friends that ran the half, but because my dad is awesome he ran with me instead.
Britney lives in St. George so we hung out while we were down there and played some fun games with her and her really funny roommates.
Thanks babe for coming down and supporting me! I love you lots!
These were the shirts that we got for running the race. We didn't wear those because if you wore your it meant you were a rookie and I did not want people to think that. So we had to take our Victory shirts picture.
Thanks mom and Dad for all the fun!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Starting Over...

So for those of you who still check to see if I even update my blog, can tell that I have not been good at it. I have not been good at it since I started the thing. I think part of that is because I don't really know how to use it, make it look cute, or feel like i have anything worth writing about that anyone would want to read. So I decided that my attitude was not the best and that I needed this blog for me and for no one else. Why the new attitude you ask?
Well My Grandpa Herbert died last monday January 11, 2010. And he loved to write a journal, and he did it on his computer. So I decided that I have put off journal writing for so long that its time to get my butt into gear and write a few things down. So if anyone is reading this or not here are a few things that have been going on in the life of Jeff and Kimberlyn Allen:

Jeff is going to school at UVU and is taking physics, and two chemistry classes. He got a scholarship from UVU which paid for school last semester and this semester (That was a total Blessing!) He is not working too much right now because it is the off season for landscaping. He is so excited to start it back up in the spring. But school has been keeping him pretty busy so I am sure he is not too sad for work being slow.
As for Me, I am still work for Dr. Barry. Back in October I started running with my Dad. We are going to run a 5K in St. George this weekend and I'm so excited. I haven't really caught the running bug yet but I enjoy the extra one on one time I get to spend with my dad running so it makes it worth it. After this race I am going to start training for a 1oK and then who knows where I will be then.
In August we moved into a house in provo. We have 6 chickens in our backyard and I have not bought eggs since I moved in. Its been a lot of fun being on our own again and we are enjoying our new ward.
Jeff got called to serve in the young mens. He teaches the deacons and helps out with scouts. Other then the boys being a little loud I think he enjoys it. I am serving in the Primary teaching the girls from ages 8-11. I love my calling one because primary is fun and two because we also do activity days, which is a blast.
So that is pretty much the low down so far... until next time!