"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly."
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Thursday, October 22, 2015

St. George

We spent that past weekend in St. George. The reason:

For the past four months I have been training for the St. George marathon! I brought the family and Beau down with me for cheerleaders, and we had a great time soaking up as much red rock as possible. 

Our favorite is Pioneer Park. The kids love climbing around over all the slick rock and squeezing through as many cracks as they can.

Dallas and Beau both brought their RC cars. It seemed like they spent more time like this repairing things than actually driving them, but I guess that is part of the fun. 

The marathon? For me, it was a bit of a heartbreaker. It just wasn't a good run day for me, and the course was more difficult than I expected. I still managed to pull out a 3:27:52, snatching a new PR and a Boston Qualifying marathon. That elusive 3:19 will have to wait until next time I guess.

I think everyone will agree that our favorite part was hiking the lava tubes in Sniw Canyon. That place is stunningly beautiful! We loved being there and loved being together.