Saturday, December 28, 2013
Posted by susette at 3:37 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Sometimes you just meet the most fun people through Facebook running groups. You get to go on exciting adventures, romping through the snow, and you just have a fabulous time doing something crazy yet rewarding. This run was organized by a FB friend named Rachelle. This was the 2nd year she's done it. I wanted to attend last year but it fell on the same day as my RA Christmas run and they are pretty important friends to me. I wouldn't miss a run with them.
This year my Christmas run with the RA group is happening after Christmas and so I was able to join up with this group of people today. We met early on Saturday morning, Dec 21st, at Kneader's in Provo. I said hello to a few people and we got a quick photo together and we were off.
Posted by susette at 4:57 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2013
The Baker's Dozen Half Marathon will go down in history as one of my favorite races. How can it not be just a big party when so much food and fun is involved with running, and when Cory Reese (aka-Buddy the elf) is the race director? He puts on a pretty sweet little race. The running community in Hurricane is very close knit and they all know and love each other. It's fun to get to feel a little of their love while there.
www.ecocommode.com The toilet was already filled with sawdust and after you do your thing you just scoop fresh stuff on top. The smell of the chips was very pleasant, almost like being in the woods. There was no blue chemical water and no stinky smells. It was very cool!
As I came into my first loop completed, Mark was there to greet me and did a little filming. He then headed back to the motel just down the street to wait until I was finished. It was a bit chilly out there. The sun seemed to be taking it's time coming up over the ridge.
I ate a few delicious goodies at the sugar shack. Actually, it's a requirement to run this race, a minimum of one treat per loop. OK, no problem. I like treats. There is a contest that Cory does. The person who consumes the most goodies during the race becomes the Sugar Slayer and receives a prize and the title for the year. This was definitely not something I was aspiring to do. I like my treats but not bad enough to make myself sick. A friend of mine, Rebecca, who lives in Colorado actually won the title this year. She commented on her blog she will NOT be trying for it again next year. You can read all about her experience here.
Posted by susette at 12:22 AM
Saturday, December 7, 2013
I love my friends! I have two in particular that are especially close. Laurie is the one I walk with. (except when it's freezing outside and we don't want to risk our life by slipping and falling on the ice) These friends of mine, we celebrate birthdays together. We go to plays at the local Hale Theater with our annual pass that we renew each Christmas. And sometimes we just get together to visit and eat and catch up.
It's a really neat dining experience to walk along all the food choices and put in your bowl any meat, veggies, noodles, fruit, etc and then top it all with about 5-6 ladles of different combinations of sauces. Now the real fun is then taking it over to the guys doing the cooking at a very large round grill and they dump out your bowl and cook it in front of you. After a few minutes of cooking they place it on a clean plate where you can then walk over to another area and top it with peanuts, seeds, coconut, crispy noodles, etc. It's all really fabulous I tell ya. If you haven't been here you should go give it try. I know where all of my next birthday celebrations are going to be. I hope my family is ready to eat out here for every holiday and birthday for the next 20 years.
Happy Happy Birthday Laurie! May you have many more and may our friendships last for eternity!!
Posted by susette at 4:04 PM