Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Farmers Ins Toppers 2010 Denver, CO

Rory made Farmers Insurance Toppers this year! I am so proud of him! Plus, it gave us a chance to get away for the weekend together. We had a great time! We stayed in downtown Denver at the Grand Hyatt, which was really close to the outdoor 16th Street Mall (similar to the gateway...almost). While there, we went to a Rockies baseball game. The stadium was HUGE! We had never been to a Major league game before so it was pretty cool! We had some classic hotdogs and fresh lemonades for dinner at the ballpark! So fun. AND we won too. Saturday, we went on this railroad ride up the canyon and took a tour of the old Silver Creek mine. It was a pretty hot day and we forgot to wear sunscreen! (explains my sunburn on formal night at the Farmers function) Our last day in Denver, we went to the amusement park called Elitch Gardens. It was pretty busy, especially the water park side. Overall, really fun trip! Thanks Rory and Farmers for making it happen! Check out some pictures:

Monday, June 14, 2010

Shark Attack TRI

Saturday, I did the Shark Attack Triathlon in Riverton, UT. It's was my second TRI. Sprint distance was: 300 meter swim, 12 mile bike, and a 5k (3.2 mile) run. It was SO cold and
wet! It was pooring rain when we got there at 6:00 am. But before the swim started, thankfully, it stopped! My swim time was actually better than I thought it was going to be! It was so crowded in the pool! I guess I could have been a little more agressive and pushed my way through....
Next bike....It was freezing AND it started raining a bit when I was out. I was soaking wet! Rory told me that it was best to wear socks with my cycling shoes to keep my feet warm...(even though I train with no socks) Well, my socks got so wet that it probably made it worse!
Then, my run...It was ultimately my downfall. I just am so slow! I didn't stop once but I am just not at the pace I should be... I ended up placing 3rd in my age group! I was pretty surprise, but it wasn't that big of a race to begin with. I got a medal though! I thought I would never get one! Thanks Rory and Kelly for coming!
Not sure when my next one will be...I am thinking about the Herriman TRI in August. For now, training will focus on getting my run up to speed!

St. George

A week ago, Rory and I were fortunate enough to get out of town and visit St. George for a few days. It was really fun and really hot! The day we left (Sunday) was 109 degrees! Rory already posted a lot about our trip on his TRI blog...check it out:

We were able to do my first open water swim at Sand Hollow. It was actually really fun! The wetsuit really keeps you buoyant so it wasn't that hard! I only had to master sighting because I was zig-zagging all over the place! The bike ride after was tough! We looped around the lake in 100+ degree weather! I thought I was going to die!

Among other things, we went hiking up Snow Canyon. (Again, super hot...but we chose the middle of the day to go hiking....I would not recommend that!!)

Also, our niece Julia had her baptism while we were down there! She was so pretty in her white dress! We are so proud of her!

All in all, it was fun! Great to get away!
Check out Rory's shoes! Yes, he forgot his church shoes at home! He looked so funny! We love him though!