Friday, January 30, 2015


Today I checked my first thing off the list.

Go Snowboarding

Because it's always more fun with a friend, I asked my aunt to join me.  She said she would love to and suggested we do an afternoon at Sundance.  An afternoon sounded great (and cheaper than a whole day) so we made our plans.

After taking the kids over to my mom's, Amy picked me up.  The drive down the canyon was a little discouraging because it was raining. I hoped the rain would turn into snow as we got closer to the resort, but it didn't really. It didn't matter though, we suited up, strapped in, and got on the lift.

The ride up was beautiful and it was so nice to just sit, chat, and look at the beauty around me.   

As we neared the top, I started getting a little nervous. 
 It's been at least 4 years since I have been, so  what if I got to the top and couldn't get back down?   Turns out, snowboarding is like riding a bike.
 I only fell twice.  I did fall pretty good coming off the lift once (only once though, I usually fall every single time) and I'm thinking I might have a nice bruise on my hip tomorrow.
By the last runs I had most of my confidence back and was able to pick up some speed.

It was wet and slushy, but we had fun!   We made plans to go again soon.  (This time to Brighton where there is sure to be powder instead of slush.)  

Saturday, December 27, 2014

This blog is for me. 
Well, mostly for me. 
Obviously I want someone to read it, otherwise I wouldn't be writing a blog. 
You see, I have all of these things I want to do, things I have wanted to do for a long, long time. 
I've decided that this is the year to do them. 
Some, I have done before and want to do again - maybe to better a completion time or to prepare a bit better for it. 
Here, I can write it down. 
Here, I can keep a journal of my successes. 
Here, I can have a bit of accountability.   

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The List

(It's been 5 years since I have gone.)

(Never been.)
Go on a trip with my mom

Go to Bridal Veil Falls

Go fly fishing with Trevor.
Cotopaxi Questival


(I've never run a half and have always wanted to.)

(This has been a goal of mine for a long time.)

Do the Triathamom
(and actually train for it this time)

Run the Dirty Dash
(Another long time goal)

(I signed up for this a few years ago, but didn't do it.)

Go tubing with Kel.
(It looks like a blast and Kel will be old enough to go.)

Run the Winter Sun 10k.
(I've run this race 3 times without training.  I'd like to come in under an hour.)