|Photos by Chris Hunter/http://hunterimagery.photoshelter.com|
Courtesy GORE-TEX TransRockies Run
Josh said the whole thing was awesome. The run was great (despite some cramps) and they finished the 20.9 trail run (with 2500ft in elevation gain) in 4:26. He said that Dean was just like he seems in his books (lots of fun, super nice), and that everyone involved with Goretex, Outside PR, and the Transrockies Run were just over the top amazing. Oh, and the scenery was beyond beautiful and all of the other runners were just tons of fun to hang out with. I will try to get him to write up something in his own words with more details (and more pictures). He is on the plane now from Denver to Salt Lake and then has a three-hour drive home.
I am in the middle of a completely different kind of endurance event. I had a great 16 mile run this morning (even though I had to start an hour later than I wanted to because of thunder and lightning), and then after an ice bath, hot shower and breakfast, I tackled the dreaded job of going through ALL of the kids closets and dressers. I started with the youngest and pulled out everything that was too small and bagged it up to donate. Then it was on to the next kid, but instead of donating the too-small stuff, I moved it down to the younger sibling. And so on and so on and so on, etc. We got rid of A LOT, moved around a lot, and bagged up quite a bit for one kid or another to grow into at some point. We sorted through all of the clothes in all of the bedrooms and the laundry room and then I gave them some new school clothes to add. We still need a few things but everyone is in pretty dang good shape now (and it only took 7-8 hours).
And tomorrow is (insert ominous music here)... dentist day. Yes, the dentist office is literally open only to Henderson children tomorrow, and we are booked from 8am to 4pm. 12 kids. That's a lot of teeth. I often (sort of) joke that the only time I feel like we have too many kids is on dentist day, when the stomach flu goes around, and when we have to buy them all new shoes (and shoe shopping is Friday so this is quite the week). Every year the kids do a "boys vs. girls" to see who can have the least # of cavities... I think my money is on the boys this year.
Ok, off to bed to get in an early run (8 miles) before the dentist appointments start. More soon!
I got a FUN package in the mail on Saturday with two awesome products from YMX by Yellowman AND I get to give away a SWEET shirt, so stay tuned.