Wednesday, June 24, 2009


was the mileage our team of 12 put on their legs this past weekend. We ran the Wasatch back and it was pure craziness, but a ton of fun!

Car #1 started early Friday morning and we met up with them later that afternoon to switch off.

We had the all girl car which I was very grateful for because we all know boys get stinky real fast!... but towards the end we didn't smell so great either.

It was stinkin hot during our first legs, but we still had our energy and excitement to keep us going.

my first leg
3.5 miles

Coming up for the switch

one down...two to go

Kim and I happy to be done running in the heat

Waiting for our next runner Natalie
We had some amazing views

Kim helping Natalie quench her thirst

freaking out about our last leg going up Guardsman's peak

just look at that climb!

How we spent our night...
being CrAzY and wanting to shoot ourselves

all pumped for my second leg
7.5 miles
5 am

getting all situated.

running with the sun coming up

This is how we slept...all 20 minutes of it.

Standing in front of Rock Port while Natalie ran.

This was probably the prettiest run of all.

Our awesome car
The team name was Ragnar Virgins....

cheering on Kim as she finishes her portion of Guardman's and passing the slap bracelet on to me.
Little did I know I'd be facing a monster.

Luckily I had my amazing family to cheer me on and take turns "running."
I had 4 miles to go and it started pouring halfway through. By the time I reached the top it was freezing cold and the rain had turned into ice.
No joke.
My hands were completely numb as well as my clothes being soaked through.
After all was said and done we found out they had told all the teams behind us to call it quits because the weather had become so chaotic.

Definitely an experience I will never forget.

FINALLY finished Saturday evening
Natalie is my new hero.
She ran down that insane mountain with the sleet/rain in record time!

The entire team at the finish line.

How 'bout we do it all over again!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Give it up for the birthday girl...

happy day of birth to yours truly.
quarter of a century
rain or shine

Thursday, June 11, 2009

raindrops keep falling on my head

and falling...

and falling...

and falling...

but we're still having fun

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

swim baby swim

Taryn started a little mini swim class on Monday and so far...hmmm...she's not too fond of it. I think she's mostly freaked out over the teacher. Right now she's going through some major stranger issues. The one part she loves is doing ring around the rosies, but as for everything else she has the death grip around my neck. Oh well, I'm sure the more practice she gets as the summer goes on (if the weather turns around) the more happy she'll be living the life as a fish.

Taryn and Wrigs drying off

happy times to come...

Saturday, June 6, 2009

red lips are in

every little girl does this...

especially with some really good cherry flavored chapstick.