September 26, 2011

Fall is coming...

Fall colors are starting to show up in the Wasatch 

The seasons are changing. I wore gloves on my run this morning for the first time since June (perhaps its crazy that I was still wearing gloves in June?). Andrea's parents spent the last couple days of their vacation with us in SLC. We took them up to Brighton for a hike on Saturday afternoon... the leaves are starting to change colors. Hopefully summer (or at least fall) will hold out for a while longer. By this time last year, I was itching to ski... this year, I'm itching to ski, but I'm not even considering it until after marathon season is over... and hopefully that will mean mid-January for both Andrea and I.

Andrea will most likely be switching to the full marathon at Philly and will be joining a group of about a dozen women there shooting for the elusive OTQ. We are both healthy, extremely fit, and running very strong right now. In 2 weeks we'll fly to California to race a sea-level half marathon. It was tough to skip the XTerra Nationals this weekend (we both could potentially have won some serious $$$) but we're keeping the big picture front and center... 2:18 / 2:45 are the targets and we're giving it everything we have to make those dreams a reality.

Mt Millicent - last time we were up here, it looked like this

Twin Lakes

There's some yellow in there... on the Park City side of the mountains, some orange and red is creeping into the picture

Guardsman Pass

Purchase of the weekend - an almost-new medical scale! No more inaccurate digital bathroom scales!

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