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fourteen miles and missing illinois.

July 28, 2013

Last Monday morning could have been a deal breaker. Luckily it was just a really hard run, and the deal is anything but broken.


Fourteen miles. Fourrrteeen miles. That was literally the longest run of my life, after the half-marathon I ran over two years ago. woof.


I ran from my apartment to the lake and then back, via 800 North and the trail that follows the river all the way to Utah Lake.


I don't usually run with my phone because it's just too big. This time I had the feeling Lesa wanted me too, though. I decided to try it, but I put it on airplane mode because running is for uninterrupted thinking and I didn't want anyone buggin' me. (When I turned it back to normal once I was home, I had one text from my mom and one snapchat from Ethan..)


Anyway, with my phone in my hand the whole time I did what any daughter of Jake Emmett would do and took a bunch of iPhone picturrres!


The trail was anything but empty that morning, so what I should have been taking pictures of was all those interesting, interesting people I saw. 


But do you know probably my number one reason for really loving this trail? It's the one place I've found in Utah that reminds me of Illinois the most. The trail is so green, runs past huge fields (sometimes filled with farm animals), and passes through a trailer park before it actually hits the river. Ahh, home.


Just look at that big open field!


Is this the closest I've ever been to horses? Maybe. Am I totally fine with thatYES.


Bales of hay!? Look at that sky! Sorry mountains because I do love you, but sometimes you get in the way of my sky.


hahaha, this one though. Who does Provo think it is? This is not Lakeshore Drive.

It was a good run, a hard run. And just like that I'm over halfway to a marathon!
[insert my weak, actually pretty excited smile here.]

3 comments :

LauraP said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good job on running 14 miles! I can't even imagine running that many miles in one run. Way cool you are doing the TOU marathon! I love having lots of family members to cheer on

Lesa Emmett said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So proud of you! And so glad you got those running genes from your dad! Maybe someday we can ride bikes on that trail - that's more my speed :) Love the pics; it looks beautiful!

BronteCampbell said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh man this made me super homesick. You were just blocks of where I grew up! The River Trail is totally my old stomping ground. I love you!

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