Monday, March 23, 2009

Moab Half and 5 Mile

Trent and I had a little road trip over the weekend. We travelled down to Moab to participate in some pretty cool races. Trent did the half marathon and I, of course, opted for the slightly easier 5 miler. Since we were well prepared for this road trip we forgot about lodging. We ended up camping and had a GREAT time.
We pitched a tent in the Up a Creek campground, snuggled in for the night, and awoke early for some oatmeal and hot chocolate. It really was fun to camp with Trent, so much more relaxing than with five kids.
Here we are after our races. I finished more than and hour before Trent and was waiting around the finish line to get some pics. He passed right by me and I had no idea. I was pretty mad that I didn't get to see him finish. We couldn't locate each other in the thousands of people, so finally we both met up at the car. Trent finished 52 overall (out of 3,284), 46th male, and 8th in his age division. His final time was 1:26:49. Amazing! I finished 126 overall (out of 786), 47th female, and 7th in my age division. My final time was 42:57. I was just amazed that I finished period, let alone with a pretty good time!
After the race and some lunch we headed up the Poison Spider Trail with the Beast. It always amazes me how easily this thing goes over rocks. The pictures really don't do it justice. The hills and rocks seem SO much BIGGER when you are in the jeep going over it.

I love the picture of us on top of Poison Spider. I think we have one in the same spot, but with our bikes. All along the trail we saw so many bikers. It made me sad to think of all the old Veigel days in Moab, biking up trails, crashing, hanging at the hotels, shopping, eating good food, and simply being together. I think we need to get back into our biking days and plan a trip in the next few years!
After we had our fill of Moab, we journeyed on to see Ryan and Angela. Ryan has been Trent's best friend for years and it is always good to see them. And they are always so nice to let us invade their space and spend a night at their house.

Saturday night we went to Hot Tomato for some delicious salad, pizza, and bread sticks. Once again it was so good and so relaxing without kids!!! After dinner we went back and watched Twilight. The boys were so nice to humor us girls. We woke up and had a delicous breakfast, courtesty of Ryan and Angela, sat around and talked, and then headed home. It was a great weekend!
Thanks everyone who watched our kids, it really does take a lot to get them all covered and we really appreciate it! And thanks Ryan and Angela for having us at your house. It is always a good time!

16 comments:

Ginny said...

i love how much you guys work to get away! i think it is great! (and I am jealous...)

Amber said...

Way to go Amy...I would have been pooped after running for 5 minutes, let alone 5 miles! How fun to have time away without kids! I am JEALOUS!

Shannon said...

I'm glad you got to get away! I really admire how active you and Trent are - even if it means waking up early in the mornings to get that daily run. You're awesome!

Amy said...

I am so jealous of your getaway and your ability to run so fast! Way to go both of you! I'm impressed!

Luke and Kimmy said...

Gret job you guys! Good thing you guys camped instead of just sleeping in your car. Looks like it turned out to be a fun little trip!

Sarah said...

I am sure it was nice to get away with just Trent for the weekend. I love all the pictures ~ I also miss Moab!

Mindy said...

I'm so jealous! Camping and running? Good times, for sure! Congrats on your GREAT times!

Maga said...

Believe it or not Papa and I used to go jeeping and camping every spring in Utah, so we know what fun you can have. Glad you got rid of your kids for a while and could enjoy justthe two of you.

melissa said...

I still had Moab Race written on my calander from when you invited us to go. I wish we would have done it. I promise I will do the next one. Awesome times. Now that I am running more it makes sense how good your times really are.

Allen's said...

Way to go on the race you guys...it looked like a ton of fun! I am glad you guys got out without the chillins' and have some alone time!

DMJK McQuivey said...

Those are amazing pictures! Great job on the races! You guys always have so much fun! I too watched Twilight last weekend. Pretty good, pretty good.

Tavan said...

Its so great that you get to get away like that! How fun! Also, that off-roading looks really fun.

Also, how nice was Sarah to send you that purse?! What a fabulous friend you have!!

scharee said...

my parents have the new house in coral canyon and ryan's grandparents have a condo by the DI/Tai Pan. I would love to go down as often you do, but it is a 10 HOUR DRIVE!!! We are going down for thanksgiving, so if your there too, count me in for the turkey trot! I know i'm behind, but all of your posts are great...from the professional photo shoot to oakley's stomach...love them all!~

Wade Family said...

Awesome job guys...those are some impressive times. I am amazed at how many things you guys do with five little ones. So Amy, I am waiting for the day that I can say I love to run. Everyone tells me that it grows on you....nope not for me. I do it because I really need to but I'm not lovin it....any advice? I wish I lived closer so that I could have someone to run with. Hey are you running in the Salt Lake races in April? My sisters are running the half marathon. Ya, I was going to run it with them but can't get home. This is one time I am grateful as I would be lagging far behind I think.

amyandseth06 said...

Good job on the 5K. Running any race is awesome. How fun to take a vacation without kids. I'm sure you deserved and neeeded it. Looks like fun. Oh and you can plan on a long e-mail from me with a TON of questions pretty soon. I hope that's okay.

angela said...

We loved having you guys here!! Thanks so much for coming to visit, we always have fun with you. As I said before, we have seen you and Trent more than Ryan's own brothers since we moved to Colorado!! (Even though I'm always worried that it's boring for you! We like to just hang out. hehe) We are gonna come and crash at your house next time!