Sunday, April 26, 2009

Run-a-Muck Mud Run

(Dave/Maddie, Harris/Rebecca, me/Mike, Brenda/Bill)

Saturday we joined some friends and did a crazy 5k 'mud' run. We decided to enroll as costumed teams - what were we thinking :) We had a blast! The guys were the hit. People kept coming over to get pictures of them.



Until next year ... 'The Cougars'

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

SLC Family Reunion 09

Wow, it has been a while since I've updated my blog! Well, not much has been going on - it's been cold ...

After Mike found out he had a torn ligament in his left knee and bone grind, we ran the DC National 1/2 Marathon :) I did have my best time yet at 2:09. It's fun when you feel exhilarated after completing the half, have your best time yet and then a full marathoner comes in right behind you beating the record by 3 minutes - bubble burst :(

After that, it was again cold ...

But just recently I returned from a fantastic trip to UT for a Morey family reunion. Unfortunately, none of our spouses were able to be there - even those that live there were traveling on business (sure convenient for them :) I guess they didn't want to participate on the family sing-a-longs.

We did experience all four seasons while there ... Tuesday was pouring rain, Wednesday a blizzard through the evening of about 6" of snow. Thursday and Friday warmed and melted, and by Saturday and Sunday it was in the 60's/70's. Ah, Spring time in Utah :)

Overall, we had a wonderful time! We were able to attend the temple and do some family work. I even ran into the father of an old friend I "hung out" with in college - Bro. Tinney. I wish I had time to have caught up more on his life. Later that evening I was able to reconnect with some dear friends I have not seen in over 17 years - the Radmalls. It was great to see them and catch up!

Friday was McKay's birthday so we played Laser Tag. I have never done this before ... we had a blast. Dave has a 3" war wound on his forehead - those walls will just jump right out in front you. I was beaten by my four year old nephew in the stats :) Nice.

On Saturday we ran the SLC Marathon races. Dad, Dave and Libby ran the 5K, Sue and Kathy ran the 1/2 Marathon, and Debbie and I ran the full. Just an FYI, last week I was in a soft cast with tendinitis on my right foot and wasn't sure I was going to be able to run at all - I completed it with no foot issues! Had many other issues, but no foot issues :)

We look forward to next year's family reunion/race!