Thursday, October 29, 2009

Just when you thought Scott couldn't get more manly . . .

Scott's New Year's resolution was to run. He didn't say how far or how often, but just to do it - at least once. We're big fans of very attainable goals in this family.

It was August when Scott decided it was time to cross that goal off his list. A few months ago, after jogging twice he decided to sign up for a race. Not a normal race, like a kids fun run or a 5K , but a half-marathon!

So he's been training in the heat of Hawaii and the freezing cold that is suddenly Northern California. He even bought shoes that he hasn't already owned for several years and that he hasn't already used to mow the lawn.

Last weekend Scott and a friend even drove THREE HOURS to a race. Scott entered the eight mile trail run and his friend James ran the 50K. That's right, 5-0-K. These two may run different races, but they have the same ideas about how to save money. The night before the race they CAMPED in the race parking lot. James slept in his awesome van and Scott slept on the Aerobed on the grass.

I think we need a van so Scott can start training for the Ironman.

7 comments:

Herlehy Family said...

Scott, good luck with the half-marathon...that is IMPRESSIVE!

Stacey said...

Wow. Very impressive and manly. You won't catch me running an 8-mile race OR camping outside!

April said...

You're right, cheap does come with the name. My Scott has been walking around with glasses with tape on them for three weeks to avoid buying another pair. Did these two take a seminar on penny-pinching together??

Great job Scott. Eight miles is quite a run!

Stephanie said...

Wow! A half-marathon!? I can barely do my 5K's! that's impressive!

Stacey said...

Nothing like preparing for a race by sleeping on the ground. What the . . .

Great minds think alike. I too started running this year and did a 10K (with the dental staff) and a 5K (with all four kiddos). Good times!

OR Stacey (aka BYU roomie)

Amy said...

Way to go Scotty! You can easily do a half marathon if you can do 8 miles. Heck, if you can do a half you can do a whole! Come on down to AZ, we can do the Rock and Roll half in January.

Jimmy, Diane and Bentley said...

Scott, I'm so impressed! But why waste your time with a half marathon? Let's see you do a whole! Just kidding, I'm not one to talk. I get my workout going up and down the stairs each day.... maybe I should follow after you and start running!

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