Saturday, August 28, 2010

Park City Marathon.

418 143 Jodiane GOODMAN MESA AZ Full F 30-34 0 06:03:34.1

I used to say Marathons only counted if they were fast. Or at least in the inverse of this logic, if you are slow then the marathon isn't a big deal. Well I was slow. It hurt. It was so hard. I made a friend named Eli (short for Elizabeth). It took me a full 6 days to recover. And I can't wait to do it next year in at least 2 hours faster. So hows this for honesty. 6 hours, 3 minutes and 34.1 seconds. And I only walked probably 4 miles. The problem was elevation coupled with steep inclines coupled with not training enough.

Thanks Willy and Dad for running so much faster than me. Thanks especially to Willy for being the instigator of this marathon maddness. Thanks to Dad for always being my inspiration of raddness, rawsomeness, training and working hard and actually enjoying the process. I loved training with you and getting inspired my our hopes and dreams. Mom you are a great support/documentor of everything that goes down. You sure our patient with the mood swings, the outbursts and hours of food talk. I love you all fellow road travelers.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I can't stop...

So Amy and I went to see Step Up 3 (not 3d in our case, we didn't want to spend the extra 2 bucks). And I gotta say the plot was weak, the chemistry between the main couple was way lacking but Man Alive, the dancing was rad. This is the main theme song of the movie, and I have to confess, I have listened to it at least 50 times, in the last 24 hours. I am not joking I love the song, and I love the dancing.

When we were leaving the theater Amy asks me, "so do you think we are too old/it's too late to make our dreams (of becoming rad dancers) come true". I was thinking the exact same thing...then we had a conversation about how one could become a better dancer. We decided maybe a class, and I added in, "get dance movies from Netflicks and then practice a ton".

So today at about 11 Amy called to invite me to go to lunch with some friends of ours. The first thing she asked is what are you doing. I was watching Step Up 2 and had just put my name on the waitlist for a one-credit Hip-hop dance class at University of Idaho. She laughed.

So what do you guys think, how old is too old to make my dancing dreams come true?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I am in love....

I am in love with being an aunt to Olivia, Gibson and Sophie Joy. Since she is the most recent addition I have to say, I am loving my sweet niece Sophie Joy. I have to see her, hold her and kiss her at least once a day, sometimes twice. She is perfect and beautiful and sweet. I am so lucky that my sister is making babies. Today I thanked my mom for having more kids after me (for many reasons, but especially because they have beautiful babies).

Sunday was her baby blessing, and it was beautiful. I felt so lucky to be here for that special day. It was the first time I could remember that I actually paid attention to the words and emotion of the blessing. As my brother in law Sumo was blessing his sweet daughter, I could feel how much he wanted the best for her, how much he loved her and wanted her life to turn out good. It was really beautiful.

In addition, I want to give a shout out to my sister Rita, who is such a good mom. I love to see my beautiful little sister mothering her sweet girls. I am super proud of her, even if our conversations involve the hardships of potty training the girls, and the best way to hold Sophie.

I love AZ!