Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Outdoor Adventures

Life is crazy busy (we're leaving for Arizona on Friday!) but I wanted to share a few of the fun trail adventures we've had lately. Hopefully I'll have time at some point to share the full stories.

We camped for a night at Samuel P Taylor park and went on a gorgeous 10.6 mile loop run

Ed ran the Double Dipsea race and had a great time

We spent 3 days backpacking the 30ish miles of the Skyline to the Sea trail!

Lots of great tales and pictures to share :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Recreating our First Date

Somewhere around September 7th, 2007, Ed and I embarked on our first date. This was back in my running heyday, only a month before Dick Collins 50 miler. I *may* have chosen this run to show off a little, or I may have just been oblivious that this wasn't the most typical first date.

Throughout the run, Ed and I got to know one another back in 2007. This time around, it was much the same, except this time, instead of talking about our respective pasts, we instead talked about the past almost 5 years of our relationship.

We talked about our highlights (of which there were many), our lows (of which there were few), and what we have to look forward to (very much).

It was one of those runs where we ran when we wanted, hiked when we wanted, and were more caught up in the conversation than in where our feet were taking us. 

Now, granted, when we were trekking up huge hills, I may have been a little distracted :).

Running in such a beautiful place made us appreciate so much that wonderful year where we lived with redwoods outside our front door and trails like this a quick drive away.

At the end of our run, it felt like the perfect bookend for the Santa Cruz running chapter of our lives. 

We finished our date with another last - a lovely lunch at Erik's Deli Cafe, a favorite post Nisene place to eat.

In some ways, leaving this area has gotten us to take another look at wonderful places from our past as we get ready for our future.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Awesome Math Problem

(Just poking in here. In case you can't tell, running hasn't been going well, or really going at all. I'm still dealing with pain on the bottom of my feet and don't want to make the same mistake I made 5 years ago and push through it, so I'm seeing a doctor on Monday and will hopefully get some answers. A little part of me is worried it has to do with the thing in my back getting worse, but an MRI tomorrow will hopefully provide good answers on that front. In any event, I'm running a few miles here and there, and have lots of active plans over the next month, so we'll see how all that goes.)

I did want to share this very cool math problem I found in our curriculum while making a test for my kids!

How great is it that the kids have an ultra marathon word problem? This guy's running at a pretty good pace, too!!

Hopefully you'll see more posts out of here soon :)