Well this is my fourth year running the Winter Sun in Moab, UT. It's such a great run and I get to go with friends and stay in Moab for the night and so it's definitely a winning tradition. Plus, if I keep this up for another 30 years, I might finally be able to place in my age-group. :)
There were about 6 of us friends running from Montrose, but 3 were part of a couples-group and so we just had 3 in our group - which was totally fine and still totally fun. We headed out early on Friday morning and were able to go to the Monticello temple for initiatories. It was a great time there at the temple and our temple-workers/helpers were so sweet - especially when they asked what college we all went to. HA!
After the temple we drove to Moab and had a great place to stay. We visited, ate our traditional homemade chicken noodle soup, played Skip-Bo, went and visited our friends that came up as couples, and then went to bed.
On Saturday, we got up and ran our race! :) I met up with my neighbor friend, Heather, and she wanted to run with me and so we ran it together. I was a little bit slower than I've been running this race, but that's okay. There's always next year. :) Here are my stats that the race sent me:
Finish Time 55:17
Overall 157 of 501
Female Rank 72 of 266
Division Rank 25 of 102
Female 30 to 39
Average Pace 8:54
And I finally won a raffle-prize! I never have! Kandace won last year and this year it was me. Yay! I won a $50 gift-card to a bookstore. Suh-weeeet.
Here are a few pictures of our short and sweet and super-great weekend:
I love my family, but it's nice to get away with friends every once in a while (which comes out to about once or twice a year . . . :).