Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Ho Ho Ho Run!!

The trails dried up and froze just enough for us to get one last run on them in 2014!!  Time for our Christmas run.  Last year we ran the entire run with the Santa Headbands on!  This year they were used only for one quick pic when we got out of the car!

It's also a tradition to wear our Santa socks.  Kris REALLY wanted to make hers show!  She went through ALOT to have them clean for today's run.  Yesterday one of her grandkids threw them in the toilet.  She was up ALL night getting them clean.  She was EXTRA angry at Michele for not wearing hers!

The run was great! Just over 12 miles.  We were very slow, but enjoyed ourselves.  We added decorations to the trail Christmas tree.

As always the views are spectacular.....

And the conversation is lively and loud!  We still can't agree on  WHO gets the longer walk break!


Monday, December 22, 2014

2nd Annual Poker Run

Today was our 2nd annual Poker run.  Here is a brief description:

Throughout the year we had to declare 3 runs that we would run each week.
It had to vary every week.
For every run you missed you had to add a quarter to the "jar"

Today we ran 7 miles.  At each mile we drew a card.  The best 5 card hand would win the jar of coins and a cool medal.
Ready to run!

We decided to run the Rocky Canyon Road due to all of the days of rain that we have been having.  We started 15 minutes late because Michele had to turn around and go home for her rain jacket when Kris declared that she could seen rain clouds over the foot hills. (note: it did not rain one drop on us).

The water in the creek was higher than we had EVER seen!

The run off from the side trails convinced us that we took the right route.

Michele and Kris both spotted a dollar bill on the run.
 They both fought over who saw it first.  It went into the Runopoly jar for the winner.

At the end of the run the last card was drawn.  Lucky Lucky guess who won!

We exchanged Christmas gifts in the car, had a baby sprite, and salted pretzel cookies.  I have the best running friends ever!!!