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February

March 14, 2020

Running: Well my running has been many days of just running…. I am feeling lost right now with what I am going to do. Many times on my run, I would get sad wishing that I was out for the reason of training for the Olympic Trials but that was not in the cards for me. So it has taken me all of this month to work out some feelings. But it has also been good! I have grown a lot from this experience.

I was so excited to watch many of my friends and people I have met race the Trials on the 29th. But it also brought on a longing and emptiness (if that’s the right word) that I wish I didn’t have to feel.

Anyway… I am back into “training” and am excited to do my race in Greece. Here was February’s running for me (left to right, top to bottom):

Skiing/Snow Shoeing: We have been fortunate this month to get a hold of some lift passes to go skiing/snowboarding up at Sundance Resort a couple of times. I wish we could go more but it is so expensive! We are cheap and usually go to the hills and/or mountains near us and hike up and ride down. It is fun to watch them because they have no fear. Me… I am such a wimp now. I used to ski and snowboard all the time (I worked at Sundance resort on the lifts for 13 years). Now… I just watch the girls and Corom go. πŸ˜‚

We had some good days of snowshoeing and some days we had to drag our kids out while they cried because they didn’t want to go.

And of course, they would start to enjoy it just a few minutes after we would start (for the most part).

Indoor Track/Simplot Games: I do like indoor track… mainly because it is indoor and I can stay warm as a coach. Ok and I like working with the kids… they are dedicated and fun to coach. Corom still coaches for the jr. High here but he also became our pole vault coach at the HS.

I also enjoy going to The Simplot Games. It is a fun, 3 day weekend “track meet” trip. Usually Corom and the girls come up but this year they didn’t because the hotel pool was not in use. We have a good group of kids.

Corom bought that pink “Yoda the one for me” shirt as a Valentine’s gift. He was on ambien (the pill that helps you sleep), when he ordered it. πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

Valentines Day & The Banff Film Festival: We did a little Valentine’s breakfast before I left for the track meet. The night before we took the girls to the Banff Film Festival at UVU. There were so many great films. My youngest won the most pull up competition during the intermission.

Basketball Games: Well our 3 younger girls finished off this month with their basketball games. They played well but we still lost a lot of games. Oh well… it’s fun to do the city sports. We went to the boys and girls high school games when they played at home.

Other:

The girls jumping out of the window:

My oldest made this out of clay:

Our dang English Mastiffs got inside and tore our garbage apart. We had pizza on our counter for dinner and they ate all of that as well.

Me making pancakes and my girls always comment on how much chocolate chips I put in my pancake. πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

The girls helped paint the “She Shed” (which was rare for them to help), helped with dinner (which is another rare occasion), stopped to pet the horses on our walk home from church, went to Manhawk at the high school, and we went to the High School play.

Just a couple of videos of the Manhawk talent show. Pretty funny:

 Just a random video (I wish this is how my kids fought all the time)… this is very minor.

And Corom came to the gym on one of my runs to surprise me with water. It was much needed!! Yeah I am not the prettiest runner… that’s for sure. πŸ˜‚

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