Monday, February 21, 2011

Idahoan, birthday and the toughest race in the Northwest.

I made it too Boise! Life has been crazy this past week trying to get everything unpacked. I got my son registered in school and he starts on Tuesday, he's actually excited. He is really outgoing and funny so I know he will make friends easily.

It's been hard to get into a routine but I think it will finally come together this week. I was actually able to run today! The weather has been crazy lately. It snows, hails and then the sun comes out and this is all in the same day. My treadmill is hiding in the garage with some boxes around it so that isn't available to run on yet. I need to get a gym membership soon so I can have that as an option too. Today was actually really beautiful and sunny so I went for a 4 mile run at the greenbelt. It looks like a lot of my runs will be there cause I can't run straight out my front door anymore like I could in Tacoma, there's too many busy intersections and it's not a very runner friendly area. I ran 4 miles in 33:24 with an average pace of 8:20 min/mi. I pushed it a little the last mile and ran it in 8:07. I was a little stress from missing a week of training but it was a stepback in mileage week so I know I can pick up where I left off without feeling like I'm behind.

After my run in my socks and drinking a yummy FRS energy drink.
 I also got to celebrate my birthday again this past Saturday. My love surprised me with a lunch at Olive Garden since we haven't been together on my birthday for the past two years (last year he was deployed to Afghanistan and this year he was at the academy in Idaho). Our awesome friends (also neighbors) aka Ma & Pop Burton, as my love calls them, surprised me by showing up with a super pretty little plant, balloon with butterflies on it and a puppy cake. I enjoyed a delicious Strawberry-Mango Margarita and had a wonderful time. Thank you baby!!
(Ignore the ugly date stamps all over the pics, I took turned the feature off my camera so it doesn't come out again)

On other news there is a local half marathon that's proclaimed to be "The toughest race in the Northwest". Registration opened at noon today and all 2100 spots were sold out by 12:21. Here's a little description of the course:
"The start would be at Fort Boise (elevation 2725′), 8.5 miles up Rocky Canyon and over Aldape Summit (elevation 4797′), to a 13.1 mile finish at Robie Creek campground (elevation 3065′)."
You can read a mile by mile course description HERE
I had looked into this race last year and thought one day I want to run it. This isn't the year but I'm thinking next year...Does anyone want to torture themselves with me? Anyone??


  1. I've heard Robbie Creek is INSANELY hard!! I've had friends who have done it in the past. It sounds like a beautiful course though!! You can totally do it girl!
    By the way...The White House intern job is YOURS!! Ooooh this will be so fun!
    And I'm glad you're stretching your BDAY celebration out. Make it more of a bday month!!

  2. There is a See Jane Run race in Boise in June! Sounds more appealing than this! :)

    Love the puppy cake of course!!!

  3. Ooooh, that looks intense!! I might be up for a half marathon next year....:)

    Glad you made it safely!

  4. That drink is HUGE! And that cake is ADORABLE.

  5. Well deserved! I really enjoy your blog and am impressed by your finds. Keep it up!
    Sweet memories.
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