Who Am I?

Hello There! I'm Amy, or Amylee, whatever you want to call me. I started this blog to get my running thoughts out so I don't bore my husband with jibber jabbering about it all day. Because, I'll be honest here, he likes running about as much as he likes ABC's The Bachelor.

Me finishing up my first Half Marathon ever- the Pink Series in Park City, October 2010.
I started running in January of 2010 because I was suckered into running the Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back with some of my close girlfriends in the area I live. Little did I know how truly "sucked in" I would become. Since then I have completed a few local races, 2 half marathons, Ragnar Relay Del Sol, and I just conqured the Ragnar leg in the Wasatch Back!  Next on the docket is the Big Kahuna- I'll be chasing the 26.2 at the Top of Utah Marathon in September of this year. I can't wait for the challenge!

This is a picture of me and my baby brother Clayton- he's the fastest guy I know.  I WILL beat him one day.
Many people have asked me why I love running, and it's a hard question to answer. I guess the best way to say it is that I love it for a thousand reasons. It's liberating. I love that I have time to just be me and not just a mommy or a wife. I love that I get to set goals and accomplish them. I love being able to take in a huge deep breath. I love the quiet. I love the views. I love that I can play with my kids and not get winded. I love all of my many running partners, and I love watching them have breakthroughs and improve. I love being challenged and pushed. It has filled a gap in my life and has helped me to become a better person.

My favorite people in the world- Dallas (the hubby), Will (the brother), and Annie (the baby).
Besides my love for running, I also love my family, my Lord, my friends, and junk food :).