How are you? We haven't been talking so much lately.....have we?
This is a power packed post......so much to catch up on.
I am now married to an MBA graduate. IT'S TRUE!!! He did it! We did it!
This weekend was graduation and it was an amazing feeling knowing that we made it through this crazy time in our lives. He still has three weeks of school left (uuuhhh....kind of a buzz kill, right?) but I am almost done with this whole single-mother thing.....yippee!!!
We even got to go on a graduation weekend date.....bonus!
and here is my haggard family after a 17 hour long ceremony.
I have a five year old. FIVE!!! How do babies grow up and turn five? It should be illegal.
Her cake was chocolate cake layered with whip cream, chocolate buttercream, and strawberries.
(basically this cake)
(last year's ruffly cake here)
I ran the Timpanogos Trail Half last weekend (which actually clocked in for me at 13.7 miles)
I ran it last year, and apparently I forgot how insanely steep sections of that trail are.....like, straight up. OH. THE. BURN. calves. quads. buns. all on fire. this race pooped me out, but it was a great run. The UP was exhausting, but I pushed and pushed and pushed and felt strong all the way dooooowwwwn the giant mountain.
My kids chased me through the finish line and then we all collapsed.
I wore the boy's camelbak, and while it was't 100% ideal for me (I would like wider straps, a bottom strap, and pockets on the straps).....it actually worked out ok.
I ended up getting 4th place for women (only 39 women in the race), and while the course was beautiful....to be completely honest, I left wanting a little more. Everyone in this race was so quiet. No one really talked during the race, or even after. Everyone really kept to themselves, which was so different than last month's race in Moab, where I felt like we were all a team. So my advice to you if you are out on the trails--say hello! Tell someone they are doing an awesome job.
You are all in it together, so why not make a party out of it?
Speaking of running, my Saturday (early early) morning run looked like this:
AMAZING! We climbed up 4000ft.
as much as I love to sleep in, early early morning runs are the best because:
-not so many mountain bikes to run you over
-the rattlesnakes are still sleeping, so when you come within an inch stepping on them, (aaaAAAAaAAhHHhhhhHHh!!!!!!!) they are too lazy to sink their fangs into your chicken leg.
annnnd last, and totally least:
My wisdom teeth are coming out Thursday.
all of them.
Please tell me I will live.
I am so bummed out because I am missing out on opening day at the farmers market this weekend.....will you go for me?
I think that's it.....well.....some if it anyway....I just found out it's already June....what?!
What have YOU been up to?