Welcoming Jared Home, and Running Sometimes Sucks


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?

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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