Saturday, May 31, 2008
Allen, my dad and I went flying tonight. We went up Spanish Fork Canyon to Scofield reservoir. While we were up there we decided to take some pictures of the Judge's cabin. We also flew over Strawberry reservoir just as the sun was setting. We live in such a beautiful state.
This morning Natalie, Bret, Allen and I biked up American Fork Canyon. We went 24.6 miles in 1 hour and 56 minutes. It was a steep ride. We climbed over 2,818 feet in elevation. It was a beautiful crisp morning. The canyon is so green this time of year. I only almost died once, when I accidentally veered off the road into the gravel and then over corrected pulling myself back on the road when a big truck was passing by. That scared me so I swerved back into the gravel almost laying down my bike. I was able to unclip my left foot, catching myself before I fell over all the way. Exciting stuff! After the long and torturous climb up the canyon we practically flew down the mountain on our way back. This is normally a lot of fun but because I lost feeling in my fingers because it was cold, it made it hard to apply the brakes. The winding roads were sometimes intense.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
After a great weekend of playing, everyone pitched in to clean up. Brion did a great job of supervising.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Well, that's more that enough blogging for me for one day. Bye!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
On the drive down to St. George we had to stop in Beaver and take a picture. There are to many jokes that are made coming and going through the Fillmore/Beaver area. Most of which are not appropriate to repeat.
Left to right: Natalie, Lindsey, Noreen, and Kim.
At registration when the poor body marker asked Shane Morris if he could mark his legs, Shane just dropped his pants and lifted his boxers. You should have see the terror on the poor boys face. On the other hand you should have heard the cheers from the ladies. He's so funny!
Group swim at Sand Hallow reservoir.
We had a club dinner at a park after our group swim. One thing I love about the club is that we are able to make such great friends.
The weather on race day was very windy. We think we had 25-30 MPH winds. The swim was hard but somewhat enjoyable with all of the waves and swells. They had to save 28 people before they finally decided that it would be a good idea to cancel the swim. Fortunately Allen, Lindsey and I had already started our mile swim, so they let us finish. Lindsey had the opportunity to save someone from drowning. She is so amazing!
The 26 mile bike was a tuffy. There is a decent hill that this race is known for. It didn’t help that there was a head wind blowing against us all the way up. It was kind of fun to be ridding down the road with this beautiful red sand blowing all around us. I was a little nervous to ride over the sand with our skinny tires but it wasn’t bad.
The 6 mile run was the worst for me. It’s my weakest event. The wind was still blowing and even though this picture shows that I’m on a road; 98% of the run is in the sand. It got deep at times, it got steep at times. But it was almost always sandy and windy.
It was honestly the hardest race I have ever done. And I've been racing for 4 years now. Even harder then the Xterra. I was so glad it was over.
It has been a tradition to go out for some Cold Stone ice cream after our races. Mmmm Ice cream. Left to right: Noreen, Kim, Natalie, Keena, Clayton, Mike, and Rianna.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Group picture: Brian, Aubry & MacKenzie Macbean, Rob, Gina, Michael, Katie, Lexi, Luke & Nick Corbitt, Karen, Jackie, Kyle, Scott & David Corbitt, Stan & Corrine Macbean, Elisa, Glen & Derek Williamson, Allen & Noreen Macbean, Joshua & Jessica Williamson, Grandmother & Joe Miller.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Thank you to the Bushman's for some great memories!!!