Thursday, May 31, 2012

memorial day weekend

This past weekend was so much fun!!!  I had Sunday and Monday off and we got to spend time down in Arvada with the butler fam and Jared's Grandparents who were in town from SD.  

Ann and Lynn had been planning to do the boulder boulder this year and invited me along!  to prepare on Sunday we ate lots of amazing food, including a carbo loaded baked mac and cheese before the race!!  and many desserts... grandpa Dick brought an old malt maker he found at an estate sale for Rusty.  It was in beautiful vintage condition and worked like a dream :)  
We also had sensational angle food dessert and lemon pie... SO Good!
Us girls were up bright and early to get to the Boulder Boulder!!  We drove to an RTD station in broomfield and rode the bus to boulder - It was a brilliant plan by lynn who knew traffic would be mad.  This was year 9 for her doing the boulder boulder!!  She is pretty much a seasoned pro ;)  

 We found our way around the start and had plenty of time to chill and meet up with people from lynn's work before our heat went.  It was fun to see SO many people and the crazy outfits and costumes they decide to wear!!  We all wore our awesome race shirts and collected ideas for coordinating outfits next year :) 

cickfil-a was a sponsor, yea!  they had a ton of cows there, even kid cows!!
 The race was just amazing!  There were so many people and tons of fun things along the way.  And we crossed the finish line arm in arm!!  pretty awesome experience for my fist time :)

the stadium was packed at the end of all the heats!  Shanda and chad did the race too, and I got see her in the stadium after :)  They also put on a memorial day tribute after the elite runners finished the race.  this is pretty embarassing to admit but I think I was more sore than anyone else.  Ann and lynn are awesome!!!  I hope I am in as good of shape when I turn 70!  seriously!!  I should probably to a little more prep next year, other than carbo loading hah

The boys spent the morning in black hawk and we all met up for lunch at the Yardhouse :)  Also got to do a little shopping at the brass armadillo antique mall - They have some pretty cool old treasures!  but after walking 10km I was ready to give my feet a rest lol

So happy we got to spend time with everyone and had so much fun doing the boulder boulder!!  I can see why it is one of the highest rated races in the US :)  already excited for next year haha

hugs and love

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea that Lynn did the Bolder Boulder every year...crazy! I've been reading all the facebook updates from my friends who did it - of course they're all runners so it was mostly posting of times (all around the hour mark). Which is also crazy to me - I do a 5k in about 35-40 minutes if I'm actually pushing...