Monday, March 17, 2008

Moab....Run boy run!

So, after much deliberation, I decided once again to attempt Moab's Half Marathon. Crud, I decided the second I left that friggin' hospital last year that I wouldn't let a near death experience hamper my running (wisdom comes with age right..I'm only 33???). I have great support too, Teeny has been great from the get go. Besides, the race gives us an excuse to go to Moab, and that's all I really need. So I trained harder, and even got a pulse monitor (my saving grace). I figured last year I just started too fast and ran out of gas one lousy mile before I finished. The heart rate monitor helped me stay in "the zone". I felt way better and FINISHED with a time of about 2hr 10min (about a 10 min mile exactly).

Apparently I raised my arm a lot during the race

Moab is a great trip. We were hoping for warmer weather than the dismal friggin' cold we've experienced lately and got a little bit warmer. It was about 50-55 for the highs, which was nice. We packed up the fam and headed down Friday. A couldn't wait to stay in a hotel. I'm sure he could live in one. This would be our first attempt at not putting N or T in a crib too, which worked out kinda funny. We thought we'd just stick them all in one bed and when we got them all situated they kept just playing around so I threw out the threat, "if you don't stay in bed, you have to sleep in the crib". N totally took me up on this, not by getting out of bed, but telling us, "I want crib". So we stuck him in the crib and all went to sleep happy. N is the funniest kid sometimes.

A and T and the Moab Landscape...

What a happy couple

We played at the park when we first got down there too and had some pretty hotly contested foot races. Neil (my dad) took on Teeny and lost by a landslide despite his attempts to cheat.

Monkey in a cage....

Like three kids kickin' thier feet..

Three Bums

The Arches are also a main attraction. If anyone has not been to Delicate Arch they are missing a peice of this world that is a must see, especially if you live in Utah. Arches in general is an amazing place. A was a trooper on all the hikes this year and N and T did well on the little hikes, but we packed them up to Delicate.

A, Beckster, Neil, and Kris (Lindy's Mom)

The trek to Delicate....

Glad to be at the top

Finn and Company

The family at the windows. A is trying to shade N's eyes.


Chambers Family said...

I am so bummed that we couldnt be there! It looked like you guys had a blast.... fun! Congrats on the race. I love the fist pumps

Ryan and Jacki Andrew said...

It looks like you had a fun time. I will have to take the fam to the Arches, i've never been.

nettifer said...

Yeah for finishing! Glad you almost didn't die last year. My Gosh! I am really proud of you. You and Teeny are my goal. I want to run a race once in my life!
Your boys are adorable. Amazing how much you packed them up that hill. What a fun family!

What no camping? Hotel?

metromut said...

Looks like you had a pretty wild time.... oh wait, we were there too. And it was definitely WILD. Dude, we got charged for two nights at the hotel too so you don't have to feel like you got the shaft. Did you notice Beck's hand in the picture with Neil? That is the freshest I've ever seen them be with each other.

Mark and Jodi said...

Congrats on your run! I didn't even know you did that. It was good seeing you all on Easter.

Just a thought... said...

I can't believe I've never been to Moab and I grew up in Utah ...with my sister Kris (Finn's grandma!) It looks amazingly beautiful. I will have to check it out the next time in town for a visit.