- 2:00 (these ones I thought I was going so fast)
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
This morning I really wanted to get a bike ride in. We weren't able to find anyone to watch the kids so Pete offered to just stay with them so I could go. I was kind of sad I wouldn't get to ride with him since it's almost our tradition now to do a long ride (or 2) in St. George during the winter. Oh, well, I was happy that I still got to go at all.
#1 (from the map). Um, this picture doesn't really do the hill justice. This is just a small part of it, I had to go all the way over The Red Hill.
#2a. Here is the entrance to Snow Canyon National Park. I just love being able to ride my bike through such beautiful scenery! It was a pretty nice day - overcast, but not too gloomy. It was probably in the low 40s so I would have liked it a little warmer, but I wasn't about to complain. I was so happy to be out on my bike again! It's been way too long!
#2b. Here I am at the entrance to the park, completely forgetting to zoom out before taking this picture...
#3b. And this is looking the other way from that same spot. It didn't really come out in the picture, but you could see the fence that runs along the bike trail I rode home on at the top of that hill.
We had a fun time the rest of the day at Pete's Mom and Dad's house with a bunch of cousins and aunts and uncles. My sister in law (Aunt Kathy) taught Mindy how to knit, and she did really well!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
We had a lot of fun cooking up some goodies to give to our neighbors (and a little for ourselves too...)
Here's our finished Christmas tree complete with huge candy ornaments and presents. Also our living room complete with the usual mess and a fire in the fireplace. How cozy!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
- 1:40 (wahoo!)
Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
- "I have no preference. I just like getting out there!"
- "prefer racing saturdays but during school year can usually only do sundays."
- "Saturday, Sunday is a day off."
- "Saturdays. It gives you an extra day to recover before attempting the stairs at work on Monday."
- "Saturdays. I need a Sunday before Monday comes."
- "Sundays outside of Utah because it's the lightest traffic day of the week. Easier for road/intersection closures. Less impact."
- "racing on Sundays. it gives you a day to travel to the race."
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
- 10:19 (uphill, against the wind remember?)
- 8:41 (heading home, downhill!)
- 3:15 (really slow .2)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
• ❑ May 15 - SGTri Sprint/Olympic (St. George)
• ✓ July 31 - Spudman Olympic (Burley)
• ✓ August 7 - BAM Olympic
• ✓ August 28* - Bear Lake - 1/2 (bear lake)
* I can't find the date for next year's Bear Lake Half. It will be August 28th if they do it the same weekend as this year. Hopefully they'll get their new website up soon.
If you're looking for a good race to do in this area, these are some of my favorites, and it would be awesome if anyone wanted to join me at any of these races. If none of these work for you, here are the other ones I wanted to do, but I took off my list when I narrowed it down:
• ❑ June 12 - Boise 70.3
• ❑ July 10 ? - Echo Sprint/Olympic (Coalville) One of my favorites, and would be a great first tri!
• ❑ July 17 - Scofield Sprint/Olympic/escape/kids (Price)
• ❑ August 21 - Park City Marathon (Park City)
• ❑ September 16 - Kokopeli Sprint/Olympic (St. George)
• ❑ September 18 - Top of Utah Marathon (Logan)
• ✓ October 2 - St. George Marathon
• ❑ October 16 - Pumpkinman Sprint/Olympic and 1/2 (Las Vegas)
I will probably also do a few 5ks and 10ks in there somewhere on the way to the marathon, just for fun. In fact, there is one on Thanksgiving in Bountiful that I think we're all going to go do. There's a kids k and all the kids are really excited about doing that.
Now onto today:
This morning, Elle woke up at around 3 with a fever and she said her hands and feet hurt so I was a little worried about her. I gave her some Ibproufin and got her back to bed by like 4. Amazingly, she woke up just as happy as can be and seemed a lot better today. She didn't have a fever, but she's still got the runny nose and a little cough. She watched movies for most of the morning, and she sat with me while I watched Roman Holliday and folded laundry. She even kind of liked it. She kept asking, "Is that the princess?" That's a great movie by the way. After lunch, I got her to take a nap, then I headed out on a run since Pete was home sick too (yeah, with something different though).
I went out with just my long-sleeved shirt on since that's what I wore last time and I got hot, but I turned right back around to get my jacket. I guess when it's 37 degrees, and you can see your breath, it's time for a jacket. I also pulled my long sleeves out and over my hands which worked pretty well. I did warm up after a mile or so, just like I knew I would, but I had to be a little careful about the ice sidewalks. I need to get used to this running in the cold stuff.
I ran 6 miles in 54:50!!
That is SO close to 9-minute-mile pace!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This morning I dreamt that I had just finished a Half Ironman, and I was surprised that I was just a little sore. The weird thing about the dream was that Carol from Triathlon Training Blog also came and did the race (whatever race it was, it must have been nearby) and she stayed with me. Unfortunately, I also had a ton of other people staying at my house (I have no idea where these people all slept!) and everything was so crazy that I didn't even get a chance to talk to her. I was bummed about that. A few weeks ago I dreamt that goSonja came to visit and we went swimming at this awesome swimming pool.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
I used to hate running. When I would go running before, every second was agony to me. I'm going to tell you about my first 5k, which was kind of a turning point for me. It helped me see that I really could run and that maybe it wasn't so bad.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Look how little and compact it is! And so cozy for Elle! This is the InStep 10k Stroller from who knows what year. I think it was already used when my sister-in-law got it.
The sun shade is way bigger than my old one. This one might actually do some good if it rained (we'll have to see about that, though), and it will definitely keep the sun off.