Saturday, June 10, 2006


For those of you who actually read and pay attention to this blog, you may recall that a couple of months ago I wrote an entry titled "The Big 5k" in which I proclaimed my goal to run a 5k on Saturday, June 10, 2006. Well, with a little necessary tweaking, I have accomplished my goal!

Robert and I ran (and walked—though we mostly ran) the
BYU 5k today. We were going to do the Orem Summerfest 5k, but the fees were high for the both of us, and I didn't want to do it alone. So luckily Brittany told me about the BYU 5k—a free race (WAHOO) that promoted anti-pornography and anti-abuse.

It was pretty fun. We walked on the two big hills, but ran the rest of the way. And yeah, our time was 40:04 (4o minutes and 4 seconds). Not stellar, but I'm still way proud that we finished. Robert held back. I am so grateful to him for supporting me so fully in my goal, even in not running to his full potential so I felt confident and able to finish the run. If he ran alone, I'm sure he would have gotten a time more like 20 minutes, but I'm grateful he stayed by me. And of all the cheesy and cute things: we in fact held hands while crossing the finish line. :)

In other news, I have a brand new nephew as of last night! That brings the new baby count for the past year to THREE... I have two new "Gibbons" nieces (Camilla and Samantha) and one new "Stayner" nephew, Jackson. Hooray for babies!

Well, that's it for today folks. Here I am signing out. Oh... and to answer your question ("Is Jocelyn a runner yet?"), I'd say I'm a run/walker. Not quite a runner. Not just a walker. Somewhere gloriously in-between.

Love you all! (-JoJo)

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