Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Hi Ladies ~ I'll keep this intro short & sweet, because I know that we're in crunch time & everyone is on here looking for last minute info. My name is Emeliee Dirks, I am 35 years old, happily married for (almost!) 10 years to my husband Mike, and the mother to two beautiful little girls, Lauren (age 7) and Ellie (age 4).
I've been running off and on for years, but never truly got into it until I started triathlons 3 years ago. I like the swimming & biking, but LOVE the running. I live up the street from Chelle and cherish our early morning runs (I've never been able to find anyone else to consistently get up & run with me, regardless of rain, snow or the clock reading 5 A.M.!). I've been told that I always look miserable during every race, so if you see me with an angry look while I'm crawling up those hills ~ just know that's how I always appear to look during a run! I've completed two half marathons this year, and have two more planned and several triathlons, but the Wasatch Back has been something I've wanted to do for years. Thank you Amy H. for the invite (I'm so glad I was able to commit last minute!) and I look forward to meeting you all soon!

8 comments:

Chelle said...

so happy you are doing this.

love that picture of you and your family.

Tall Girl Running said...

What a great sport to pinch hit for us at the last minute! It'll be a pleasure to meet you, Emeliee.

See you soon!

Angie

Oldsgoats said...

I looked over your legs of the race and hopefully it won't be too painful, I drove part of it because I will hand off to you, the hill part says 3.1 miles really its about 2.5 you have about .5 down right in the middle of the run! Good luck

The Eberhardt Family said...

we are so grateful you're part of the team! and i am looking forward to getting to know you better... we're in the same van! what an experience for all of us. and, i am sure you'll look awesome with that medal around your neck :-)

Jen said...

Welcome Emeliee! It's so great that you're filling in at the last minute! I'm sure it will be a blast! Can't wait to meet everyone in person!

Sarai said...

Welcome! What a trooper. I have to say I'm jealous of you or anyone who's found a committed running buddy. Looking forward to meeting you real soon!

Amy said...

Em! Aren't you starting to feel sorry for Chelle? We are gonna rock the house in van #2! (Just kidding Van #1...)

Chelle said...

LOL...I was planning on trash talking the other teams, but trash talking between vans on our own team takes it to a whole new level! : D