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!
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.
The sense of achievement I felt after that race was up there with childbirth, for reals.
I see that last time I posted here, I mentioned that Lily had started walking. Well now she has run her first race!
…and Nora loved the kids’ 1K so much she ran it twice.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday was my race day, and in the evening JK went for a run while I relaxed my achy legs on the porch.
On Sunday, the girls ran their race and we went for a family hike among the wildflowers.
And on Monday, we squeezed in some extra time in the lake before driving home.
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).
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.
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.