Monday, February 28, 2011

Ragnar Del Sol

The Ragnar Relay Series has an event that goes on every month all around the United States. I ran one that was held in Las Vegas this past fall and we went down with a group from Utah State this past weekend to compete in the one from Wickenburg, AZ down around for 197 miles and finished in Tempe, AZ. The race started at 8:30 on Friday and we didn't end until like 4:00 pm Saturday. One of the funnest parts is decorating the cars and the fun rivalry between teams. We made lots of friends and cheered each other on the entire way. It was such a rough day and a half! The way that it works is that each team has 12 runners on it. Two vans or suburbans full of 6 people each. It really is pretty fun how you all work together to make it to the end, but the 3 legs can get pretty rough when you have an 8 hour break in between runs that you are stuck sitting in the back seat. I got super sore by the end and was being such a wimp, but the whole team ran from between 12-21 miles spread out throughout the race. After we got done we went hot tubbing and drove back to St. George. Great weekend trip, it was fun to be with friends and I even am starting to like Justin Beiber... It was a wild ride

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Spring At Last!.. Well For now

It was so warm today, I was at Beaver Mountain all day long today and I saw lots of people in skinny jeans, T-shirts, and a few in normal old shorts. It was crazy, I can't believe how warm it has been the last few days up here! It has totally felt like March or April, But I hear that it is going to snow tomorrow night... We will see about that I guess. I went for a run on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail this afternoon and it was a killer! I think I almost died, it was way hard for me! I am in a group that is running the Ragnar Relay down in Mesa, AZ in 2 weeks and I am totally not ready, time to get training!!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Green Canyon Yurt

At the top of Green Canyon in Logan is the yurt of all yurts. The road closes off at beginning of the winter and doesn't allow any motorized vehicles beyond that point until the spring. The only one allowed is the snowmobile that pulls the groomer along to keep the trail nice for hikers, cross-country skiers, and sledders. It's about a three and a half to four mile walk from the parking lot to the yurt. It took us almost 2 hours to get up and we started at five in the afternoon and had light for about half the way and then it was super dark and the stars covered the sky. The night was beautiful this past Saturday on into Sunday morning and the temperatures were in the twenties. Despite the cold, inside the yurt was very comfortable. The wood burning stove produced enough heat to keep the 12 of us warm all night long. Six bunkbeds were provided with 3 inch foam that made for a very comfortable nights sleep. The walk down in the morning was a breeze after walking up the night before in the dark. Utah State Students get a discount on the rental of the Yurt and any equipment that you might want for the trip, it was a lot of fun and would always recommend this to people thinking about going up to this yurt.