Wednesday, September 30, 2009

First snow of the year! September 30th. Crazy.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pinedale Half Marathon 2009 Pictures and Results

Another race in the books. Our second time to run the Pinedale Half Marathon was definitely better than the first! We had such a fun day taking everything in from the early morning drive, leaving at 5:30 a.m. to seeing two moose on our way there (a big bull probably the biggest one I have seen and a cow), to running the race, to posting our best half marathon times ever!, to the free post race meal (bbq pork sandwiches, baked beans, brownies & cookies), to all the free stuff we got!

It was a perfect morning, 46 degrees in Kemmerer when we left, which actually dropped down to about 32 degrees when we arrived in Pinedale, but the sun was starting to come up over the mountains warming things up quite a bit. Audrey and I started out at a good pace, and all the over zealous runners passed us at the beginning, but from mile 2 until the very very end, I never got passed again. And I got to pass all those people who started out too fast.

I finished in 1:52 minutes at 30 seconds, 2 minutes faster than I ran the Lander Half Marathon in July. And Audrey posted her fastest time as well, 1:46 minutes. You can check out all the official results by clicking the link below.

Here are some pictures!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pinedale Half Marathon Coming Up

The Pinedale Half Marathon is this Saturday, it will be the 2nd time that Audrey and I have ran this race. Last year we did it as well here's my blog about that one

Anyway, should be a fun race. It will be nice to get away for a little while and run in some beautiful country, especially with the leaves now changing.

I'll give you the whole story when we are done!

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Signal Book Review

15. The Signal By Ron Carlson

A few reasons I read this book and how I found it. It was in entertainment weekly which we are currently getting a year for free, and it is set in Wyoming in the Wind River Mountains which Audrey and I have backpacked in for the last 4 years and we now live 3 hours away from them.

The story is about a man trying to save a ranch that he has inherited from his father, and he is trying to save it by using some shady means. His now x-wife is meeting him at a trailhead in the mountains where they are going to have their last hike together and he is also trying to find something in the mountains that will make him a lot of money with these shady characters.

It is pretty slow moving, and really the only reason that I finished the book was because it did take place in Wyoming. Recommendation: Don't read it, you won't waste your time. Luckily for me it's pretty short and I read it while I was subbing at the H.S. So I got paid.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Scripture Passage For This Week

 1-2Since Jesus went through everything you're going through and more, learn to think like him. Think of your sufferings as a weaning from that old sinful habit of always expecting to get your own way. Then you'll be able to live out your days free to pursue what God wants instead of being tyrannized by what you want.

 3-5You've already put in your time in that God-ignorant way of life, partying night after night, a drunken and profligate life. Now it's time to be done with it for good. Of course, your old friends don't understand why you don't join in with the old gang anymore. But you don't have to give an account to them. They're the ones who will be called on the carpet—and before God himself.

 6Listen to the Message. It was preached to those believers who are now dead, and yet even though they died (just as all people must), they will still get in on the life that God has given in Jesus. (1 Peter 4:1-6, The Message)

Friday, September 11, 2009


I don't think that Fall used to come as fast as it does now. Not just in Wyoming, but it seems like the summer always flies by and then before you know it the air starts to feel just a little bit more crisp. And it is September, so it makes sense that it would start to be Fall. Maybe Labor Day marks the beginning of Fall? I don't know. But what I do know is that I love Fall. Maybe it goes back to my days of playing football in Junior High and High School, being able to be outside a lot during that time, and my love of football.
But the first time I distinctly remember loving the Fall was my freshman year of college. I was driving home to Haviland with my windows down, and the crisp air was completely refreshing after a week of classes. Then I pulled onto the dirt road that I grew up on, and saw all the combines and graincarts and semi trucks lined up on the side of the road. They were in the middle of Corn Harvest. The smells, noises, and sights seemed to fill me up. And it hit me in that moment that I love the Fall.
Since then, I totally look forward to every Fall. There is just something about it, the leaves starting to change color, and the biggest thing is the air. It just feels more alive; makes me feel more alive.
So here's to Fall! You have finally been honored for all that you are!

Monday, September 7, 2009

My parents got to visit!

It was great having my parents come and visit us! we got to go to big spring, park city, and just hang out around kemmerer. it was a ton of fun! and we get to come to haviland for the barclay sale this year!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Strain Book Review

14. The Strain Book Review

The first in a three book installment, another book about vampires, which seems to be the very relevant thing going on right now in american culture. or so says entertainment weekly who suggested this book. but this book is different than other books about vampires, looking at them more like a strain of a virus that is going to overtake the world if the few people involved don't figure out how to stop it. to me the best part of the book is that one of the main characters is an old grandpa dude, and he's the coolest guy in the book. one of the heroes, and he carries a silver sword inside his walking stick.
I'm looking forward to the other books coming out because this one kind of leaves you hanging at the end.

14 books though, pretty good so far. way more than one a month. and i'm currently on my 15th.