Sunday, June 24, 2012

Go Jump In The Lake! Phelps edition

One beautiful morning my friends and I headed up to Phelps Lake to jump off the rock. It was so beautiful up there! I've been there so many times before but this time it was perfect. The lake was past glass and I was a little camera happy. Jumping off the rock was such a rush! It's pretty much the longest drop ever and the water is breath taking cold. But I loved it so much! I can't wait to jump off of it again. Our goal is to jump/swim in every lake in the Grand Teton National Park by the end of the summer. 

B/W of the lake 
Love this SO much 

Kayla :) 
another reflection because I loved it so much
heading off the 30 foot drop! 
Go Jump In The Lake!! 
plug that nose :) ha 


June 15th-16th of 2012 were two days that I dreaded for a very long time. Why you ask? RAGNAR Wasatch Back was scheduled to occur and I was signed up for it! Training (for the most part) went pretty well and when those two dreadful days rolled around I was ready to run!
But first, I had the honor of attending my best friend's wedding! Lexi and James were married in the Logan Temple at 11 on Friday so I unfortunately had to skip my first RAGNAR leg. But have no fear, someone on the team so kindly stepped in for my and ran my 2 miles around Snowbasin. 
After attending all of the wedding festivities; outside of temple, luncheon, and the reception, I was off to meet up with team Run Slow, Ski Fast. After sitting in the van (Van 2 to be exact) for several hours and after several stop at various Honey Buckets (plastic potties) I was ready to run my first (second) leg. It was a 6.8 mile climb into Oakley, Utah and I must say that it was the best run I have ever run at 3:30 in the morning. Actually, it was a rather nice run and I was quite pleased with my 1 hour and 10 minute finish. 
After that beautiful/dark run it was back in the Van to rest up for the final round. I was the last runner for the team so immediately after my finish we headed for the showers and a nice two hour nap. And let me tell you, those two hours felt like twelve hours. It was one of the best naps to ever grace my napping life. Back in the van we went to start our final legs. My calculated time to run was around 4:00 pm but we were ahead of schedule so I started the climb into Park City around 2:30 pm. And it was HARDLY hot and HARDLY uphill. That was the toughest run ever and I was so glad and relieved when I crossed the finish line with the team behind me. 
Team Run Slow, Ski Fast completed their first RAGNAR in 33.5 hours. Not too shabby if you ask me! And we won't go into detail of the BYU mens cross country team finish with a time of 14.5 hours... I say they cheated. Dang Cougs. After a few Kodak moments at the finish line I was in desperate need of a Dr. Pepper. Those first few gulps were three carbonation bubbles shy of Heaven in a cup. 

Overall RAGNAR WB was a time to remember. I strangely loved every second of it and I hope to be a part of a RAGNAR again. Enough summary for now! Time for pictures :) Enjoy! 

Dr. Pepper in hand and the medal around my neck :) 
The team finishing! Too many people but I promise we're there :) 
The Medal 
Van 2...the fun van
I did it! 
My best friend is married! Love her so much

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I'm back to the blogging world!

It's only been 8 months since my last post so I figured I should log back on and get blogging again!
I'm back up in Jackson Hole for the summer and I've been here 3.5 weeks. It has flown by! The crowds are at a minimum but the people watching is still in it's prime. Thankfully the store's been getting busier so work is almost bearable. 
Since arriving up here I've had a few visitors, I've been home once, hiking a few times, seen many, many moose (including the CUTEST baby), went White Water Rafting, ate too much food, and got promoted to an assistant manager position! I'm definitely loving it up here but as always, I'm missing Logan and my family. 
I've only been aged once at 13 so that's quite the accomplishment! Other than that I'm getting ready for RAGNAR next Friday and Saturday and my best friend's wedding! One week from today and I get to drink Cache Valley's water and sleep in my own bed! YAY! 
Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the past three and a half weeks. Enjoy! 

Mormon Row and the Tetons  
Trail to Taggart Lake 
Thee CUTEST baby moose
Is adoption an option?
Mormons on Mormon Row
Mormon Row shot again 
Rafting the Snake with these two! 
Sailing through Lunch Counter
Completely soaked and still smiling :)
Best day yet this summer