Saturday, September 25, 2010

XTERRA at Snowbasin

Mike and I somehow got a free entry each into this years XTERRA race (part of a CEO Challenge - actually being a CEO is not required to participate?!?). This was all quite last minute and therefore there wasn't much training put into it, but we went up regardless and had a good time.
The race start at Pineview Reservoir.
The pre-race breakfast of champions...hard boiled eggs.
Laughing at Michael's ridiculous situation...his tube was practically exposed on both tires!

Me and my beautiful wife/team photographer.
Sucking down some last minute energy.
Of course Michael finishes the swim first...I mean look at all those sponsers all over his shirt!
I come a few minutes later...probably the reason I don't have sponsers all over my shirt...

Michael finishes the bike first...
After leisurely riding behind 100+ of my new found buddies on a single-track trail...I finish the bike as well.
Michael finishing the race...
Me trying to catch him...but not really since he'd been done for quite some time...
But we had a good time...and we can submit this as further evidence of who is, in fact, taller.
She still loves me even though I lost, again, to Miguel.
The absensetees of note are Gregory and Douglas:
  1. Mike: Swim - 16:58; Bike - 1:27:13; Run - 27:24; Total - 2:11:35
  2. Sam: Swim - 20:03; Bike - 1:37:35; Run - 25:04; Total - 2:22:42
  3. Greg: DNS
  4. Doug: DNS

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Weekend with the Girls!

A couple of weekends ago my close friends from high school and I decided to get together for a girls weekend. My friend Amber's gracious parents-in-law have a condo in Midway and let us stay for a few nights. Our friend Nikki spent this past summer working as a river guide for Midway Adventure Company for the Provo River, we decided to make a weekend out of our stay and run the river.

Now I know what you are thinking "people run the Provo on tubes all the time," which is true. Nikki said the river run is really intended more for individuals living out of state who apparently eat it up. We thought it would be a blast to have Nikki guide our way to "safety" and even though few of us even got wet, we had a great time!

This was the first weekend Sam and I spent apart since we have been married. At first I thought I was going to be completely fine having a girls weekend away. As time went on I started to miss him more and more. I tried to convince him to have a guys weekend as well, but for some reason that didn't work out.

Sam sent me a text the first night indicating how excited he was about having our queen size bed all to himself. I have to admit I felt a little sad when he said that. As I returned home I found the truth....Sam ended up sleeping on the couch all weekend. When I asked him why he said he couldn't bare to sleep in our bed without me. We had both missed each other, which is a good thing. We can officially say we made it through our first weekend apart.