Friday evening I had to teach piano until 5:00 pm and then when Mark and Cooper walked in the door at 5:05 pm, home from work, we headed out of town. I had them pack their luggage the night before and I had all the food and luggage and other goods loaded in the car and ready to go earlier in the day. I put a Costco pizza in the oven at 4:30 pm and we threw it back in the box and headed out the door. We munched on that as we traveled down the freeway. Our first stop was at the cute, little, red barn in Santaquin for some super delicious ice cream. That's pretty much been a tradition of ours for a few years now. Mark drove the whole way and Cooper sat up front and kept him company. I sat in the back with my headlamp, since it was rapidly getting dark and read one of Dean Karnazes books. I'm totally loving this one right now.
We got to St. George pretty late and got to our Hotel, which my daughter Kali, her hubby Wade and little Miles had already checked into earlier. We shared the family suite at the Coral Hills, Best Western. I just got to say right now how awesome of a place that is to stay. Totally love that Hotel and will stay here every time we come to St. George. We hung out and played with my cute grandson, watched t.v. and then headed to bed.
Saturday Morning I got up at 6:45 a.m. and looked out the window to find RAIN.....Nooooo!!! I was so looking forward to a beautiful run in the lovely countryside of St. George. Well, I just decided to make the best of it, tried to keep a positive attitude, and got ready. I had a light breakfast of banana, peanut butter and toast and headed off to the race.
|Wade and Kali|
|Crossing the finish line and happy to be done! 2:22:37|
Since we were getting soaked to the bone and we were seriously freezing we didn't hang around to watch the awards ceremony. I also somehow missed getting my finisher's medal. Lame-O. I never saw anybody handing them out. We headed back to the hotel and rested and napped. Later that night we went on the town to play. Kali found a place that has indoor mini golf with black lights. Pretty awesome!