Cabin Trip, Layouts, Running, Scrapbooking

From Life to Layout // Sun Mountain 50K

Apparently all my focus is on scrapbooking rather than blogging these days, but there’s no way I’m not coming on here to brag about finishing the Sun Mountain 50K. I did it! So many huzzahs!

Sun Mountain 50K, mile 7

I wasn’t sure I would be able to finish under the cutoffs, especially given how much the heat affected me during the Sun Mountain 25K last year, but the mountain gods smiled upon my viking self and sent in an awesomely timed cloud cover that kept me from melting.

Sun Mountain 50K

The sense of achievement I felt after that race was up there with childbirth, for reals.

Sun Mountain 50K, mile 31

I see that last time I posted here, I mentioned that Lily had started walking. Well now she has run her first race!

Sun Mountain 50K

…and Nora loved the kids’ 1K so much she ran it twice.

Sun Mountain 50K

(All professional-looking race photos taken by the wonderful Glenn Tachiyama)

The entire trip was just such a wonderful vacation for our family that I got the whole thing scrapbooked within a week. Click to embiggen for journaling if you want to read more details of the race.

Sun Mountain 50K // Grow Story Kit

My trick for getting it done so quickly was to (a) limit my supplies – I used the Grow Story Kit from Ali Edwards, which was perfect for this trip both in theme and design, since Winthrop in May is all about the flowers, plus those really cool transparent days of the week titles that I had left over from the Week in the Life kit – and (b) follow a really simple design – one 9×12 page plus one pocket page for each day.

Sun Mountain 50K // Grow Story Kit

Friday was a travel day, with the traditional picnic at the Diablo overlook in the North Cascades. When we arrived at our cabin (the same one as last year!), the girls ran straight into the water and would honestly probably have stayed there all weekend if we didn’t make them come out for meals and sleep.

Sun Mountain 50K // Grow Story Kit

Saturday was my race day, and in the evening JK went for a run while I relaxed my achy legs on the porch.

Sun Mountain 50K // Grow Story Kit

On Sunday, the girls ran their race and we went for a family hike among the wildflowers.

Sun Mountain 50K // Grow Story Kit

And on Monday, we squeezed in some extra time in the lake before driving home.

Sun Mountain 50K // Grow Story Kit

I also added some 6×12 inserts, one about our evenings and one about the phase Nora is in right now (she earned herself that cactus).

Sun Mountain 50K // Grow Story Kit

And of course I had to make room for my race bib and the shredded remains of my course map, which looks like it has been through war.

Sun Mountain 50K // Grow Story Kit

Super thankful that I got to have this experience, and also that I have this other hobby that is going to help me remember that experience for a very long time.

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  • Reply Bob Yoder June 2, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Ingunn – You are an amazing person and you have a wonderful family life. You are leaving a tremendous legacy for your your grandchildren, great grandchildren….and on. Keep up the scrap-booking. You must have a library of them by now.

    Have a great summer!

  • Reply CarrieH June 2, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Oh my goodness–Love all of this! So nice to see a post from you and to hear all about your race. What an inspiration. I’m a hiker, not a runner, and do waaay less than you, but you have inspired me to push myself and keep going a bit further. And, of course, to scrapbook all about it. What a fun time capsule your pages will be for you and your family. Thanks for sharing–I love to see your pages. Also, I have a rather headstrong daughter much older than Nora, and I can tell you from experience that even though headstrong girls are tough to live with at times it really will serve them well as they get older. Hang in there and enjoy the ride.

    • Reply Ingunn Markiewicz June 10, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      Thank you for saying that – it’s so interesting how different my two kids’ personalities have been from birth! My husband said that he was really stubborn as a child, so I blame his genes, hah. But that stubborness definitely paid off for him!

  • Reply Kim Edsen June 8, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this! Our family is visiting WA next week for our summer vacation and your posts have given us great inspiration for where to visit (fingers crossed we make it Winthrop!) and now for how I can document our trip when we return home!

    • Reply Ingunn Markiewicz June 10, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      Aaah cool! There are so many awesome places to see here. <3

  • Reply christi in ma June 8, 2018 at 10:33 am

    congratulations on crushing your 50K
    that is so awesome!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Madonna Grill August 8, 2018 at 4:34 am

    Sun Mountain Sports, often referred to simply as Sun Mountain, is an American manufacturer of golf equipment. The company has introduced several innovations in golf equipment, such as lightweight golf bags, the golf bag with built-in legs, golf push carts, waterproof golf bags, stretchable/waterproof golf jackets, and double-strap golf bags.

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