Friday, November 26, 2010


A few things I'm thankful for...

A loving Heavenly Father
Jesus Christ
Plan of Salvation
Fall colors
Warms rolls w/butter
Clean sheets
Nieces and Nephews
Indoor Plumbing
Not living in Pioneer times (idea stolen from my friend Stephanie, but I completely agree)
Cell phones
Ice cream
Conference Talks
Beautiful planet we live on

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Where everybody knows your name...


I love living on the east coast and having cool cities so close. The first week of October brought me to Boston for my friend Doug's wedding, and to visit longtime friend, Whitney. First time to Boston--it was worth the wait. I'll forgo the daily itinerary and just offer a synopsis with lots of pictures.

Arrived Wed night, stayed through Tuesday night: North End, Harvard, Boston University, the "T", late chats with Whitters, Cannolis, Italian food, Lexington, Fenway Park, Boston Temple, wedding, reception, drive to Maine and back, Freedom Trail, long runs on Minute Man Trail, more chats with Whitters, new friends, awesome food, great times! I love Boston!

 Ok, so I know this is a fuzzy photo, but it's all I got. 
The North Church..."one if by land, two if by sea."


 Specialty chocolate shop = delicious Hot Chocolate!!!

 The Beautiful Couple: Doug and Sarah Rodermund

 Lexington Bridge....Where the shot was heard around the world

 I'm not too sure about holding Flat Stanley in this picture

 Walden Pond
Need to come back when it's a bit warmer to take a dip

 Welcome to Maine! First time eating not worth the money

 Portland--East coast sytle!

 Can you help me out with the sign? Dorms at Bowdoin College...beautiful campus, weird sign.

I'll be coming back to Boston in May for Whit's graduation. I'm hoping to catch a game and see the inside of Fenway Park.  Boston was everything I hoped for and more (including the Boston accent)!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

What a day

Yesterday I ran a marathon.
And I got a job offer.

Good things do come to those wait...and work hard.

(details to follow)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Run. Drive. Sleep? Repeat.

Ragnar D.C. September 24-25, 201 miles of running relay fun! I wasn't too thrilled about running this race, but my running buddy Traci made a deal that if I ran the relay, she'd run the marathon with me in November. The Ragnar Race originated in Utah and has since expanded to locations around the country. The idea is 12 runners, 200 miles, each runner runs 3 separate legs ranging from 3-9 miles. Sounds easy right...well, it's a beast!

Reflection Vests are required from dusk to dawn

My running buddy. 13.1 check...201 check...26.2 bring it on!

The race began at 12 noon on Friday September 24 in Cumberland, MD. 200 miles and about 30 hours later we ended up in Alexandria, VA. The weather was insane, with temperatures nearing 95 degrees. We slept in increments that maybe totaled 5 hours. I ran at 4:30 pm, 2:00 am, and 12 pm (the next day) for a total of 16.5 miles. This race is crazy, but for some reason, I love it!

Next year....Ragnar Florida Keys!