Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wasatch Back Relay

This was a crazy, hot, freezing, exhausting, challenging, fun (yes, fun!) time! Our 12-person team, The Blisters in the Sun, ran 180 miles from Logan to Park City in just under 30 hours. Go team! Just to give you an idea of how we compared, the winning team won in about 17.5 hours. That's super fast. We were super slow. But we survived, and I think I'll try to do it again next year.

Van 1 Team Members: McCall, MaryEllyn, Pete, and a few others

Van 2 Team Members: Frank, Jason, Me, Tammy (our driver!), Sam, Brandon & Jody

Here's a hill I "ran" up. There's a small body of water just to the right of center...that's about where I started.

The big finish!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Check it out! Two posts in as many days. This most likely will not become a trend.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. I hope you enjoyed your special day. Mark and I had a chance to visit with our dads:

The DVD Mark is holding is titled "A Crude Awakening". It's about Peak Oil. I'll try to get Mark to make a post about the concept of peak oil for those who aren't familiar with it. It might offer some insight as to why oil is at about $140 per barrel these days! Have a great week everyone!


Saturday, June 14, 2008

The past few weeks

Hello again! It's crazy busy around here. I was out of town the past couple of weekends. Where did I go? Let me tell you.

Two weekends ago, Mark and I took a trip to Capitol Reef National Park to celebrate my birthday. We traveled with some friends (Larissa and Shannon) and enjoyed perfect weather and beautiful scenery. Hiking, spending time with friends...gotta love it. I love being able to get away from it all by just by driving a few hours away from Salt Lake City. There are so many fun places to go right in our "backyard". One of our hikes was in Muley Twist Canyon - the desert plants were blooming, and it was all very pretty.

Another hike was to Upper Calf Creek Falls. Simply beautiful!

Last weekend, I went with Katie, Larissa, Shannon, Eileen and Grace up to Logan for the Little Red Riding Hood bike ride, an all-women's cycling event. Usually, this is a great time. Last weekend, however, was just a tad cold! I was so freezing! It ended up being quite miserable for me. On the plus side, though, our group did win the costume contest!

Today I attended a bridal shower for my friend, Hailey. She's getting married this August, and I'm so happy for her!

And next weekend is the Wasatch Back Relay! I'm so looking forward to this event...being over. Yikes. My goal is to survive.

Since I'll be starting school at the end of August, I'm planning the rest of my summer - a few weekend trips and some projects around the house. I'll be sure to keep you updated on these very exciting events!