To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ode to Julie!

Dearest sweet cousin Julie Cherrington Esplin,

I really appreciate you inviting me to go running with you and your friends.

I am amazed that I was able to get up at 5:30 AM (4:30 A.M my time).

I am amazed that I was able to keep up with you for an entire 3/4 of a mile.

I wish I could use the excuse that your dragging me up an un-groomed mountain trail, that most people only hike, was the reason I could not keep up with you for longer. Or that it was the altitude. But, truth be told, it was not either.

Although, you did try to take a road bike (a.k.a. me) where a mountain bike belongs. The truth is, you are amazing! And ridiculously fast. And, super in shape. I covet your figure. And, the speed the with which you run!

You are my idol! Right behind Michael Phelps. Actually, maybe you're even in front of him, because you don't use pot! (That was for you Ashlee.)

I plan to go home and have my roommates tie me to the back of a car, for practice. I plan to be able to run an entire mile with you next time I see you!

Also, thanks for telling me how much I would love the Provo River trail. I just finished 15 there. It was beautiful. And, much better suited for my road-bike self (a funny analogy, since I don't really like either type of biking, but...) Before you made that suggestion, I was vacillating between running 15-20x around either the Novell Building or that quadruple stake-center monstrosity that puts the Crystal Cathedral to shame. I was just trying to identify which one had a larger circumference.

Thanks again.

Your #1 fan,


1 comment:

Julie Esplin said...

You're a great sport for attempting that trail, and the mile long hill just to get to it. It really was more sutable to hiking. I'm glad you liked the Provo River running trail. I've run in a lot of places all over the country and the Provo Trail is my favorite! I'll count on you for at least a mile next time? It won't be long before you're in the "Elite" bin with your own port-o-pottie with me and my friends!