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Showing posts from April, 2012

April Sun and (Snow) Showers

Our busy weekends continued last Friday, when Terry's parents and grandma drove into town for a visit.  Unlike most retired snowbirds who head south, GmaT spends the winter in Montana.  She flew west in December and now goes back home to Illinois in April.  She's one tough cookie.  Buddy, the beloved dog, also visited.  Unfortunately Buddy had a rough life before hooking up with Terry's dad and has separation issues.  So to avoid collateral and eardrum damage, Buddy goes everywhere Terry's dad goes.  Learning from past trips, we all climbed into 1 car with Buddy and Dad in the far back and headed to dinner.  We caught up on the past 4 months and had a nice meal.  GmaT flew out early the next morning, so while everyone went to the airport, Terry and I took advantage of the beautiful weather and snuck in our workouts.
I committed to trail running last weekend and stayed off the bike.  I had 2 great runs in the Round Valley trail system and felt relatively strong.  Now it…

Moab MTB Tradition

We haven't done back-to-back mountain biking weekend trips in a long time but it was so worth it.  We did a quick turn-around from St George and left for Moab Friday evening.  We've been going to Moab with Joe and Kelly each Spring for the last 5 years and hope to continue the tradition for a long time.  Corrie and Christian joined us this year, so we had 6 adults and 4 kids (ages 1-2-3-4) in 3 cars, with 11 bicycles and associated gear!  Thank goodness we rented a large 3 bedroom condo with a nice garage.  The entire weekend was a blast and our only regret was just staying 3 nights and not getting another day of riding in.

We rode in shifts and other than nap time, the kids were as busy as the adults.  Saturday morning, the guys and I headed to Slickrock and then we came home and the girls (and Terry) grabbed lunch at Love Muffin and drove out to Dead Horse Point to ride Big Chief Loop.  Unfortunately we didn't have typical 80F Moab weather, but we brought enough combined…

Sunny St George

I can't believe it's Wednesday night already, which means I'm several days behind on my weekly blog.  Apologies to my dedicated readers (I think there are a few others besides my Mom)  There's been so much going on, I had to look back at my tweets to remember.  Work has also been full throttle in a good way.
A few highlights from the last 10 days:
- Cooking marathon Sunday morning (2wks worth of Produce to use up) followed by our first movie in years (not counting Sundance) for Hunger Games.
- Cycling in Europe is heating up both for men and women, which means we get up early (5-6am) on Sundays for live races and then try to keep up during the week on the action.
- I'm volunteering full-time for the Women's Exergy Tour over Memorial Day in Boise, so have been making decisions on travel and assignments.
- March Madness and the Final Four wrapped up last week with games Sat-Tues.  Since Terry isn't as fanatic, I hung out in the basement on Sat and Sun nights…