Thursday, October 30, 2008

Moving Back to Logan

Just an FYI for anyone who cares:

Last week Martha and I began the process of moving back to Logan. I have been working there since March. We have not sold the house yet but my grandma (91) fell the previous week and so we have decided to move in with her for a while. This will allow Martha to stay at home with Dillan and Grandma while I work. It will allow Grandma to not have to go to a nursing home and be able to stay in the house where she is comfortable. We are moving in the upstairs. It also eliminates the daily commute for me which I have been loving. Martha quit her job and she has been here in Logan full time since last Wednesday.

Yesterday, we finally got an offer on the house. It was not a very strong offer, so we countered back. We should hear back today to see what happens. Hopefully, it will all work out. I'll try to keep you all posted.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Frary Peak Hill Climb

So I ran a super hardcore trail race this past Saturday. It was the Frary Peak Hill Climb. My fried from DML, Jake, told me about it. Unfortunately he couldn't make it because he was leaving on a cruise. Poor baby!

Anyway, for those of you who don't know, Frary Peak (behind the clouds in the pic above) is on Antelope Island in the middle of the Great Salt Lake. They have buffalo and antelope that roam freely out there. Unfortunately I didn't see any of them on the run.

The race was just short of 10K, half up and half down, with an elevation difference of almost 2000 ft between the start/finish and the turn around point.

There were only 6 brave (or stupid) souls who ran the race this year. We did a time-trial-type start where each runner started up the narrow single track a minute after the guy in front of him. I started 5th. By about 1/2 way up I caught the guy who started 2 mins ahead of me, but just before the top, the guy who started after me passed me. I caught him by about half way down and was about to pass but my shoe was untied.

I caught him again just before the bottom and passed the finish line about 30 seconds before him. (meaning he only beat me by 30 seconds). My total time was about 1:08:45 (45 of those minutes were going uphill).

Afterwards we had brats and hamburgers and froze our butts off. It was cold at the beginning of the race, but got even colder and windier afterwards.

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