Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A month of races

It's been a crazy month for me. I had 3 races in 5 weeks. It was a blast. First I did So Cal Ragnar. It was a relay race going from Huntington Beach to San Diego. I think it was 203 miles total. There were 12 people on a team and each person does 3 legs of runs. I had about 15 miles total. It takes about 35 hours and there is someone running at all times. It was so much fun.
The second race I did was the American River Parkway Half Marathon. I did this race last year and it's a good little race in Sacramento. Mostly shaded, on a path, and flat. It was fun and I'm glad I did it.

The third race I did was the Red Rock Relay. We got invited to do this one from Ben and Telia. It was in Moab and it's about 1/3 of a Ragnar. It's 70 miles, teams of 6, and you run 2 legs. It was so much fun. I loved doing it with Daniel and Ben and Telia. It was hard because it was in the desert, direct sun and no shade but beautiful in it's own way. It was Daniel's first race and he did awesome. One of his legs was nothing but hills. The poor guy was climbing switch backs the whole time but he did it and he did it well. Our team was supposed to finish around 9:30pm but we actually finished at 6:30pm. We had some awesome teammates!

I love running. I have nothing scheduled right now and it's kinda driving me crazy. Maybe Napa Valley Ragnar...we'll see.
Start line. My team name was "Like a virgin, running for the very first time." We went with the whole Madonna theme.

My whole team at the finish line at San Diego.
The end of my first leg. My first run was only 3 miles so I ran with the tutu. It wasn't bad.

Hazel loved my costume. I really think she wears it better than I do!

This was after I ran the American River Parkway Half Marathon. Kinda red...

Brothers at the start line of the Red Rock Relay.

We drove a truck with an awesome cover for shade. It was great to be able to jump in and out so easily.

Right before my last leg. Getting ready for some serious hills.

Finish line!

We got a slash for each leg we did. Our names are animal names in the Zuni language. My name was road runner.

My first leg of 7.8 miles. Direct sun and pavement.

Daniel finishing up his first leg, about to hand off to me.

Marston and I waiting for Daniel to come in.

First leg done!

Getting ready for my first leg.

Monday, May 7, 2012

A visit from my parents

My parents came for a short visit about a month ago. We had a great time together. We went to the Sacramento Train Museum and went up to chilly Tahoe for a couple of days. The kids really love having their grandparents here to spoil them with love and kisses. I just wish they lived closer!

Marston and Papa at the Train Museum.

It's a bad picture but the only one I have of all of us...okay minus Daniel.

My mom actually put plants in my pots. Thanks mom!

Having a picnic on a cold day in Tahoe.


We had a lovely Easter this year. We got a surprise visit from Ben and Telia and their kids so it was extra fun. Saturday, we had a little Easter egg hunt with all the kids. Harold and Darlene have a great backyard for hiding eggs. It was so cute to watch them. Sunday, we all went to Harold and Darlene's ward and then had a wonderful dinner after. It was great to have a little bit of time with Ben and Telia.

Love this picture! Hazel with her cousin Emmaline.
The 3 brothers, Erik, my Daniel, and Ben.

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