Colfax Urban 10 Mile

Monday, May 16, 2022

We ran the Colfax Urban 10 Mile in Denver yesterday. We were supposed to run this race back in 2020 but with Covid we were able to defer to 2022. I imagined I would be in awesome shape with 2 years of training but the opposite happened. Hahaha. The elevation kicked my butt and it got really hot for this Minnesota girl.

On a positive note, I had negative splits the first 5 miles and had my best 5 mile time this year. Yay!! A win! Mile 5 was through Bronco's Stadium which was really cool!  But the last 5 miles were rough. The last mile was the worst. I had cramping in my arch. But it wasn't as bad as the marathoner who was walking barefoot because his shoes were "shredding" his feet. Poor guy!  My overall time (2:45:00) was better than the first 10 miles of Kansas so that is a win too!  But I need to get better. That is so slow compared to where I used to be. I need to start seriously training.

Garmin Land of Oz Half Marathon

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Kansas is crossed off the list. State #27 is done, only 23 to go. This was a struggle. I know I say that about all races but this one truly was the worst. My training was almost entirely walking because of my knee issues. Because of time constraints and being lazy, my longest walk was only 8 miles so this was setting up to be a rough race.  

Race Start

The temperature was warm which doesn't work well for me and WINDY. Sustained winds of 25 mph from the south but often gusty. It was crazy windy. Eric almost lost his hat a few times. And then we had a couple sections where it randomly downpour. What the heck?

The course was a bit hilly with an uphill finish. The last 2 miles were the worst ever. I couldn't even run into the finish and always run into the finish line.

Phil ran the full and did awesome!

Finn and Reba

Colored Pencil Art

Carmen’s Birthday and Super Bowl

Saturday, February 19, 2022

We celebrated Carmen’s birthday on Sunday while watching the Super Bowl. 

Reba in the sink

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Juliette & Daniel Welter

Tuesday, February 8, 2022


Eric and I traveled to Phoenix on Thursday night for Juliette's wedding. It was a quick trip and I had to work for most of it...damn year end work. :( On Friday I attended the Bridal Tea at Juliette's apartment. I got to meet Hiram's mom and some of the bridesmaids and our great niece Vesper. It was nice to finally meet her. She is cute but very quiet.

During the tea, Eric picked up Chris and Banyan from the airport. The eventually found there way to Juliette's apartment to pick me up. We had lunch at Boston Market. We used to have Boston Markets in the Twin Cities but they all closed about 3 years ago. It made me very sad when they closed so I try to visit whenever we are near one.

Saturday morning we picked up Phil at the airport and met up with my friend Mary Linda who recently moved to Phoenix. We had an awesome lunch!  After lunch we got ready for the wedding.

The wedding was at the Desert Botanical Gardens. It was beautiful backdrop for the outdoor wedding. The wedding was nice. 

After the ceremony, Eric and I had to take Ronald, the ringbearer dog to the Doggie Spa. Unfortunately the ceremony went longer that expected and we didn't make it to the doggie spa on time. We were 2 minutes late and they wouldn't answer the door or phone. I started to panic because I didn't know what to do with the Ronald. He couldn't come back to our Airbnb and we didn't have keys to Juliette's apartment. So I called up Mary Linda and asked if she wanted to dog sit for the evening. She said absolutely and thankfully the Doggie spa was only 10 minutes from her house. 
We got back to the wedding in time for dinner....we missed chips and salsa though. The food was delicious and after that was some dancing. It was all wrapped up by 10pm.

It was a fun night.