Welcoming Jared Home, and Running Sometimes Sucks

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wednesday- 4 miles on TM +abs

Yesterday my run really sucked. Literally. UT elevation always kills me when I get back from vacation. Every step felt so difficult. Okay, some of it I can blame on jet lag. I thought I was doing pretty good until I woke up at 3am and couldn’t back to sleep. So ya maybe my run wasn’t so great because I had already been up for several hours ha I’m looking forward to my workout today, bad runs/workouts are always followed by good ones(:

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My brother in law Jared, MIL, SIL, and FIL were all coming home from SIngapore yesterday(they stayed an extra 2 days) and so we met them at the airport. When a missionary gets home, it’s pretty common for family members and family to meet them at the airport with signs and balloons. In UT there’s always a huge crowd since there’s usually a group that come home together/leave together etc. We had the boys hold the signs to finally welcome him home.

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After, we went over to my in laws where me and Whit(we both got home from Singapore on Monday) made Jared’s request: mashed potatoes, roast, and rolls. I did attempt gravy but it was so disgusting I threw it away. Mom, please teach me your gravy ways.

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The boys warmed up to Jared and by the end of the night they were begging him to wrestle and showing him how to color(:
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While you serve a mission you are ‘called’ to be a missionary and there’s certain rules and guidelines you follow for 1.5(for girls) or 2(for boys) years. Once your mission is done, you get to be released from your calling by a member of the presidency of the church(stake president). It was a really spiritual thing to be a part of. We’re so proud of you Jared!
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Jared with one of the families he served

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if you could choose one dinner to have right now what would it be?

how early do you have to get up?

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About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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5 Responses to Welcoming Jared Home, and Running Sometimes Sucks

  1. jumpeatrun says:

    Ugh…sorry the run was so rough. I hate those, but they make the good ones so much better 🙂
    We have a later start this week, so I’ve been getting up at like 5:30, but once the kids come on Monday I will have to be up at 4:15 to get to the gym before work.

  2. I’m so sorry all of the changes made you have a lousy run! I’m sure you’ll get your old legs back soon. The big welcome home ceremony sounds like it was a really special event and I’m sure Jared appreciated everything that you guys did for him. I normally wake up sometime between 5 and 5:30 in the morning. I’m trying to train my body to wake up later now that the sun is rising later, but it’s been a losing battle lately.

  3. melani boudreaux says:

    Every treadmill run for me is crappy..i just hate TM’s..you are amazing i don’t know how you do it! I’m just waiting for it to cool off here so I can finish my training outside:)

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