Monday, October 1, 2012

Sunset, Full Moon, and Rocking to Taylor Swift

I have exactly no running pictures to post for the past week because most of my running was before work when it was still dark.

This little blog here is how I keep my training log, so feel free to skip this little blip and then I'll show you some pictures from Friday night when my daughter and I went moon hunting.

Monday, September 24th 2012: 8 miles @ 9:59 minutes per mile.
Tuesday, September 25th 2012: 5 miles @ 9:54 minutes per mile.
Wednesday, September 26th 2012: 4 miles @ 11:37 minutes per mile. Hills in Confluence Park.
Later that day I had to go pick up my car at the mechanic so I decided to run over there. I did 2 miles @ 8:23 minutes per mile. Slightly embarrassing to walk into the mechanic looking like I just got out of a lake.
Thursday, September 27th 2012: Nothing.
Friday, September 28th 2012: 5 miles @ 9:27 minutes per mile.
Saturday, September 29th 2012: 8 miles @ 10:17 minutes per mile. Then Mel and I went on a bike ride for an hour and a half. These are some of our favorite dates together.

On Friday night my daughter Danica and I went to the Gould's Rim Trail hoping to get some pictures of the moon. We got there right in time for an awesome sunset.

The mountain Molly's Nipple was off on the horizon:

Dani and I were having a great time together. We ate granola bars and rocked out to Taylor Swift.

While I was taking pictures I saw her writing in the dirt. When she was little she used to call me "Derby" and this nickname has stuck ever since:

Danica was also a helpful photo model to help take advantage of the incredible sunset.

And then the moment we were waiting for - the moon came up!

Dani went home bragging about how much fun we had and telling the rest of the family that they should have joined us. I told her that every time I run on this trail I will think of our night out together.

In 5 short days I'm running the St. George Marathon! I'm just a little apprehensive about running 26 miles on the road. Ouch! My legs appreciate roads much less than trails. My sister Hollie is also running - this will be her first marathon! Spoiler Alert: I found the most awesome shirt EVER which will make it's debut at the race. Can't wait.


  1. I sure wish Hollie was a blogger so she could give us a review of her experience! I'm excited for her too! GO HOLLIE GO!!! Of course good luck to you too. I know this will just be a big old party for you at this point. Can't wait to see the shirt.

    What a cute little Danica! And what a great memory making moment with her papa.

  2. On race day I will be looking for a guy in the most awesome shirt ever and I'll just assume it's you. Don't disappoint. ;)

  3. That's a cool nickname! Almost sounds a little like "daddy".

    You live in a pretty sweet spot.

    At least I'm not alone on the ouch factor of too much pavement :)

  4. All you need is a coyote howling in that last picture. Amazing shot!
    In fact all of them are great photos as usual.

  5. Great photos! Looks like you two had a great time and yay for making great memories!

  6. I love doing astronomy things with my kids!

    I can't wait to see the shirt, too.....

  7. omg. serious tears reading about your night with your daughter. i am such a daddy's girl and its the little things like these that i always think of from my childhood! SGM!!!! ahhh! good luck to you both...and dang i am going to be mad jealous on saturday of all my favorite utahans running one of my favorite marathons!

  8. Good grief those pictures were awesome. My favorite was the picture of your daughter and the heart around DERBY. That's so cool! I can't wait till I have a kid...8 MORE WEEKS! That St. George Marathon is something I'd like to do some day. Good luck! That shirt sounds special! :)

  9. Will Run for Twinkies shirt? Beautiful photos!

  10. What a fun daddy-daughter date and what awesome pics (and memories for both of you!)

    GOOD LUCK in St. George, to you and Hollie. Can't wait to see the shirt.I am going out on a limb and guessing that Hostess is involved somehow.... :)