The Man in the Zebra Leggings

So it's official- winter is over here in Utah.  Park City closed up shop til next season on Sunday, but Landon and I made it up for one last day on Saturday.  And we made sure that it would be a day to remember by wearing ridiculous outfits.
Despite the howling winds- it actually wasn't that cold.  And once we actually started snowboarding it got pretty warm.  Landon is sporting a pretty good tan line now.  As you can imagine, I'm sure, we got quite a lot of attention.  Aside from being told I was a boss and the countless cat calls from the chairlift, my favorite was when so snowboarders went past us and I heard one of them say, "That's a hot couple!" 

And you know what? I think we are. I dated a lot of guys before I met Landon. Some were awesome, some were lame, but I think the one of the biggest reasons I fell madly in love with that guy up there is because he was always game for my crazy ideas.  He never said no to me because he thought it was stupid or would be too embarrassed to play along.  I know I take him far beyond the borders of his comfort zone at times, but he never turns me down.  When we were sitting on the chairlift he had his arm around me and said, "Do you know I would probably just be at home playing video games if you didn't have all these crazy ideas?" And I laughed because I would probably be doing the same thing (rerplace video games with Pinterest and Netflix) if I didn't have someone who wanted to come with me.

And not just anybody-
Someone who will wear skin tight zebra leggings and totally own it.



So this weekend, I went down to St. George with Landon and his family for Easter weekend.  Well, I guess it really was just his mom and her bf.  His brother and his wife had to stay home to study for finals.  So Landon and I each brought a friend with us.  We stayed at Reed's (Sunny's man) vacation home down there.  I tell you that place is paradise.  It has this breath taking back yard with a pool and hot tub, palm trees and a koi pond with waterfalls.  It's gorgeous.  And right now is the perfect time to stay in St. George because in the summer it's almost too hot to even be outside.  

Even still, I had to wake up at 6 am to do my run before the sun came up so I wouldn't over heat. Which was actually very lucky for me because I didn't know there was going to be a blood moon and I had the absolute joy of chasing it for four miles.  I felt like I had a piece of Mariah with me for 40 minutes.  She lives for things like blood moons and she would have DIED to see it in all it's glory as it set behind red St. George cliffs. I wish I had gotten a better photo of it than this; it was absolutely mystifying. 


After I got back from my jaunt, we drove into Nevada to take our machines out for a ride.  Landon and his friend Mike on their dirt bikes and Jenessa and I rode in the side by side with Sunny and Reed where I thought I was surely going to die. This?

This was us using all of our strength to keep the beast from tumbling down the mountainside.  Jenessa and I had to hang off the side of it while Reed slowly inched his way around.  We came SO CLOSE to rolling, you guys.  Too close for comfort.  Naturally, I screamed bloody murder the rest of the ride. We got ridiculously stuck almost immediately after this incident, where it took about an hour to get us out.  By the time we were done with our ride I think we all had heat stroke. But we also had a great time.  Next time though, I think I'll bring my dirt bike. (Sorry Jenessa- you're on your own!)

We got back to the house and immediately got in the pool.  And that's where we spent the rest of the weekend.  Getting tan and practicing an Acro Yoga move I saw on a satirical Instagram page.  We perfected it in the living room and then took it poolside where we were somewhat confident I wasn't going to drop Jenessa on the concrete. 
Totally nailed it!! And after trying more of this sort of yoga with my brothers the other day, I'm one hunt to find a legit class where I can learn these things for real, because it is a lot of fun and stupidly difficult for me.

And other than that- the only work we had to do was trying to keep our sunscreen on and keep Shadow out of the pool.  But we all know that's pointless.
I think it should be mandatory that every weekend has that perfect mixture of adrenaline and relaxation.

12 miles

You guys. I ran TWELVE MILES last night. This is not a joke. I really did it. My knees are really pissed about it, but I'm really kind of proud of myself.  This is the biggest run I'll have aside from the actual half marathon.  So these next couple weeks I will be dialing it down and putting my body through somewhat of a rest phase before the big day.  And can I say, I've been dreading the 12-miler since day one? And I did it. I crushed it. It was mostly all uphill and part of it was on the highway (that was an accident and Landon is still mad at me about it) and the wind chill absolutely froze me right down to my bones- BUT I DID IT.


I'm sorry if it sounds like I'm bragging, but it's because I totally am.  Because I've followed this 10 week training program to a TEE for the last seven weeks, and no one knew I had the will power or dedication to do this.  I'm not kidding. Even I'm surprised.  And now the rest of it is all down hill from here (not literally, unfortunately). 

And now that I have the "big one" out of the way, I can go down to St. George and enjoy my Easter weekend with my family and friends without the thought of having to run 12 miles looming over my head. I'll probably throw a small run in there, but these next few days will be a treat.  

Have a great weekend, y'all! And Happy Easter!

Snap Life

I have been so busy in the last week, I haven't had a chance to sit down and blog some more. Even though I must say that I'm really glad I'm getting back into it. I've missed this place. When I thought back to what I've been up to is past week, I decided to consult my saved Snapchat photos.  Because we all know that Snapchat is literally my favorite form of social media.
As always, running, running and more running.  One of the joys of all this running is getting to interact with the wildlife.// being cultured with chopsticks from Panda Express and my lunch from home that I obviously wish was Panda.// and we sold my little car over the weekend. I got Joanna for my 16th birthday.  I would have had her for 9 years this July. And I was ALL SORTS OF EMOTIONAL.

Painting flower pots became my week night activity. And I planted things this weekend.  Big surprise, I've already killed half of them. This is why I don't have children yet.// the Ultra Music Festival went down last weekend in Miami and I sat in our truck for literally HOURS listening to it on XM. Wanted to be there so bad.// Ran 11 miles on Friday.  I was so proud and happy, but I'm pretty much over it since I have to run 12 today.  My knees are begging me not to, BUT I MUST PREVAIL.

Went to a carnival in Park City that I'm fairly certain was intended for children, did I care? The answer is no. And I left that face paint on ALL DAY.// Josh is a huge JT fan. But aren't we all?// and this is a serious problem. Where is the off button for my nose!? That's pretty disgusting...apologies.
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