Thursday, October 23, 2014
Posted by susette at 11:00 PM
Saturday, October 18, 2014
The next aid station was only a couple miles down the trail at Potato Hill but would be used twice in the race at mile 18.5 and then again at mile 27.5. I refilled my water pack and carried on. Not wasting time at aid stations is something I've learned to try and be better at if I'm hurrying. Get in and get out pronto!!
Finally at the top of the hill at the aid station called Maack Hill (named after the RD Johnny Maack Runner who has battled and beat cancer) I refilled my water again and fueled up with some goodies and headed back down this mountain. Pretty much the rest of the way to the finish line would be some nice, sweet downhills.
I was in such a hurry to get to the finish line that I probably didn't enjoy much of the scenery of the last few miles but that was alright with the goal I had just decided to attempt.
It was going to be close. I just kept at it, running with all the energy and speed I could muster up. I saw the finish line area coming into view with about 6 minutes left and so I put on the full throttle! I was so happy to cross that finish line with a couple minutes to spare.
Posted by susette at 8:42 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2014
I met up with a few running pals and headed up into the trails of Pleasant Grove, and the face of Timpanogos, my favorite mountain ever!
How could anyone NOT want to be out here?
The weather was so incredible. I love running when it's brisk and chilly, probably in the upper 40's.
The second half of the day was spent with these cute little kiddos.
You see, an engagement was about to happen with my oldest son, Cooper and his girlfriend Kari Gardner.
Kali and Wade were helping with the plans and so Mark and I got to wrestle with the littles for the evening.
What a great birthday present for Mark, being surrounded by all of his little grand kids. His birthday celebrations would be put off a day when all of the family could be together on Sunday since there was so much happening with the engagement.
I was surprised to see Cooper and Kari stop by to visit as well.
We are so super excited for them!!
CONGRATULATIONS YOU CUTE LOVE BIRDS!
"One year ago today, I met the most amazing woman. Ever since then, my life hasn't been the same. She makes me happier than anyone ever could. It's finally official, we're ENGAGED!! I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you Kari Gardner."
"This guy got me a really pretty ring!! Happy one year anniversary to the love of my life! I'm so excited to be able to spend the rest of forever with you. Thank you for treating me the way a woman should be treated and thank you for loving me how I've always wanted to be loved. You've been there for me through everything and have helped me in so many ways. I am the happiest I've ever been, with you. I love you!!"
Posted by susette at 12:15 AM
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Posted by susette at 11:01 PM
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Posted by susette at 8:03 PM