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The Shocking Disappearance of My Spudman Trophy

Two years ago I had no idea there would be any purpose in having multiple pairs of running shoes. Now however, you see my 3 pairs I am currently rotating. And actually I need some new ones. I've been told if I run in the same pair of shoes over and over again, day after day, it's not a good thing. For me, or for my shoes.

If I rotate, each gets a little break, to literally get its spring back. My favorite pair are my Mizuno Wave Riders. I love them. Every time I buy a pair of running shoes at least one pair is a Wave Rider. Brent can't understand this. He is all about getting the pair that look cool.

The big thing looming ahead...finally my first marathon! I'll be running the St George Marathon in October. My plans last summer were foiled. I was set to run the Deseret News Marathon. I finished a 20 mile run in the morning, 3 weeks before the big day, and that afternoon found out I was pregnant. My doctor said I could still run if I took it easy. He obviously doesn't understand my personality. When it comes to me and races, there is no such thing as taking it easy. Unfortunately I have always been an extremely competitive person. Thankfully, mostly just with myself. I do like to win. Since this is the honest blog, I'll just come out and say it.

Before my big marathon though, I am competing in the Burley Spudman Triathlon. I am really much better at triathlons, but they aren't as intriguing for me. The Spudman is my traditional triathlon. I only do one a year but I love this one. It will be a bit different having such a young baby. I wonder if they will let me feed him at the transition stations. Ha Ha. I won my age group the last time I participated. My mom is still distraught I gave to charity the extremely large, fakely bronzed potato man trophy. I know, shocking! I'm approaching the spudman with a bit of internal agony. Knowing I am not in the best shape right now. I do have an excuse with my stomach being cut open and a small child retrieved only 3 months ago. But still, knowing I won once and I am not in a position to do it again, difficult for this ultra-competitive girl to swallow.

It isn't always about winning. But winning sure is fun.

Another note. We already booked the plane tickets to Boston for the Boston Marathon. If that isn't personal pressure, I'm not sure what is!

Anyways...after the rambling and back to the original premise, I will be rotating a lot of shoes this summer!

1 comment:

Talk to the Bronze Shoe Guy said...

Hi Rebecca,

Good luck in the Spudman race...and the marathon later. I saw your blog and thought I might be of some assistance.

I own the world's original and largest bronzing company. Why don't you have a pair of your runninig shoes bronzed for posterity?! We bronze shoes for marathon runners and they look terrific!


And each time you see the bronzed shoes on display, you'll think back to the accomplishment. Cool!

Just a thought.

Also...we can bronze a Mr Potatohead figure so you can have a LASTING trophy to the Spudman race, too! :)