Monday, October 25, 2010

Guess what I woke up to this morning?

Photo by aubreyguynn
That's right...the first snow of the season!  All of our beautiful mountains outside are covered in their first dusting of snow.  It is time to put away the summer clothes and break out the winter boots and sweaters.  It's a bit sad--I've always been a bigger fan of summer and fall than winter, but all good things must come to an end.  Now I just need to invest in some good running clothes for running outside in snow!  That doesn't sound desirable at all right now, but that is probably because I don't have the right gear!

Last week was a bit of a relaxed week.  You'll notice I kind of disappeared for a few days on blogger...oops?  I didn't mean to be a slacker.  Work was just very busy and since I normally blog at work, I ended up not being able to post.  Also, because of the flu I didn't go on any runs last week and let my body catch up to itself and heal properly.  I'm feeling great now!

Speaking of husband ran the Las Vegas Ragnar Relay Race this weekend.  It's a nearly 200 mile relay race throughout the Las Vegas area.  He also ran the Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay Race earlier in the year, so he got a special medal that says he ran Ragnar from "heaven to hell."  After finishing the race, he called me up and said, "We should run the Florida Keys race!"  It is in the beginning of January and starts in Miami and finishes up in the Florida Keys.  I must admit--I am awfully tempted for a few reasons:

  1. The race is at sea level with limited elevation gain.  As someone who runs nearly daily at 4500 feet, sea level would feel amazing!  
  2. I need a race to keep me motivated before the big half marathon.  
  3. It's Florida!  Hello beaches and nicer weather than Utah!
  4. It would be a LOT of fun to run a race together with my husband.

It will come down to finances...I'll keep you updated!  We are going to check flights out and see how much money it would be.  Fingers crossed we can get a good deal!  I think that would be a lot of fun!

How was everyone's weekend?  I may have indulged in some sweets...such as cookie dough and ice cream.  It's been a while since I've had true sweets!  I kept it in check though and didn't feel too bad about the quantity I ate.  Progress!


  1. The snow looks beautiful, but I'm glad its going to be warm here today! Winter will be long enough as it is. Also I think you should totally do the race in Florida. It is a great warm up to the half marathon.

  2. I am so jealous of you and your snowy mountains! What a pretty picture! It's funny, you are looking forward to running at our sea level, but my mom and I look forward to exercising further north lol. We can just breathe so much better up there. You should definitely do the Florida race! You are super lucky to have a hubby to run with and it would be a great adventure for you guys :)

  3. I am jealous of the snow!! But you should totally do the Florida Keys race!! The weather will be nice (70's - hopefully) and I will drive down to cheer you on!!! :o)

  4. That florida race looks awesome!!! :)

  5. That's about the only time you'd want to do a race in Florida! :)

    What a gorgeous pic. The passes in WA state got some snow and my dad got some in Montana. I guess winter really is on its way! I hear you about the winter running clothes. I just decided to train for a race and don't have the proper clothes for a PNW winter.

  6. Snow!!!

    That's super cool the hubby did a relay race. Hood to Coast Relay was an amazing experience!

  7. What a beautiful picture. Midwest in the fall - simply gorgerous. FL sounds fun = race, rest, and sand & sun. Go for it!

  8. Nice picture!
    I saw snow too here in Quebec in the mountains on my way home yesterday! That's kind of early!