We decided that since we run together (and do most everything else together) we would write our introduction together. We have been friends for 10 years and running together for about 6. Last May we completed our first half marathon (Ogden). We are running the Ogden half again this year and are excited to run the Wasatch Back in June. It will be fun to get to know everyone and we look forward to meeting all of you.
Here we are after last year's Ogden Half Marathon--Kristin is in black and Trina is in green. We know we look really cute after running long distances, but we figured we'd give you all a heads up. :-) And then we have a picture on a normal day--not looking quite so "13 mileish."
This is the most current picture I could find of my (Kristin's) family. It was taken with my grandfather around Thanksgiving. My husband, Jeff, and I have four kids--three girls 9, 7, 4 and a boy (20 months). My life is good--and always busy. I taught English and History at So. Davis Jr. High school for a few years--until my first baby was born. Now I spend my time taking care of my kids, going to the store, running errands, cleaning my house, taking pictures, doing church and PTA jobs, watching "Desperate Housewives," "Lost," "24" and "Grey's Anatomy," etc. I also love cooking with Trina--or, as in today's case, watching Trina cook while I blog. Trina is a good cook. :-) This semester I started in the English Master's program at WSU. I now spend lots and lots of time reading and writing. Running is my sanity saver. I started running in high school, but I didn't truly start to love it until 5 or 6 years ago. I love running because I don't feel like I have to compete with anyone but myself. Running has given me a great appreciation for the world around me. My favorite place to run is on the foothill trails in Ogden. It is easy to be distracted form the pain of running when you are surrounded by such beautiful scenery. I have also developed a greater love for the city of Ogden, having run all over--from the foothills to the inner-city to the crowded streets of downtown. And, finally, because I run, I feel free to eat all the candy I want. And I can really eat a lot of candy. I can't wait to meet all of you--and, for those of you whom I already know, I can't wait to get to know you better. The Wasatch Back will be great!!
This is me (Trina) and my family. I have four children ages 9, 7, 4 and 20 months. I keep really busy taking care of them and working part-time. I've worked for Prevent Child Abuse Utah for more than 12 years as a grant writer and conference director. In my spare time, (which does not come along too often) I love to cook, watch all of the shows Kristin records on her DVR, read, run, do pilates and bike. Like others doing the Wasatch Back, running and I have a bit of a love-hate relationship. I love it because it allows me to conquer my fears and face my own greatest challenges, as well as gives me a great stress relieving activity. I hate it because the whole process is usually somewhat painful! :). I am excited and scared to death about the Wasatch Back. I really look forward to getting to know everyone and sharing this fantastic experience.