Saturday, January 10, 2009

Olympians and a Forcast of Sunny Skies

I ran 10 miles this morning with some girl friends at the Utah Olympic Oval. There is a nice indoor track and of course the ice skating ring. After the 2nd lap I looked over at the people stretching and there was none other than Apollo Anton Ohno.
 
Of course I was a little star struck, having never been in the same area as a gold medalist. The USA team was there doing their workout. It was fun to see them in action! They are all so graceful and FAST on that ice! I would love to be able to skate like that, it looks so fun. Being able to watch them made running in circles a lot more interesting!

I have been out of the blogging world for what seems like forever. I have been busy packing up our house, we are moving in 3 weeks~ to the "Garden Isle" ~ Kauai. I can't tell you how excited I am to leave the snow behind. I am a real wimp when it comes to running in the cold and snow/ice. I am really looking forward to the sunny skies and 77 deg. weather! And of course that ocean breeze. Does it get any better than that? Needless to say, I have been scrambling with Dr. appointments for the kids and their new schools...tying up loose ends here..you all know what I am talking about. The only down side to this move is my 40 by 40 goal will not happen. I will only be running 4 marathons this year, (hopefully).  2 on the Big Island, 1 on Maui, and 1 on Kauai. I am not super disappointed, after all we will be in paradise...sunny skies, the beach, palm trees swaying in the breeze...am I making you jealous? 

 Aloha!

10 comments:

Janice {Run Far} said...

Very Jealous. So what does your hubby do, to be taking you off to this breath taking Island?

RunnerMom said...

I'm jealous. First, you saw Apollo Anto Ohno (sexy man that he is!) and now you're moving to paradise. Definitely jealous. What a WONDERFUL place to run.

Denise said...

First I thought it was really cool that you saw Apollo but now I'm just jealous about your move. What's taking you there??

The Happy Runner said...

Wow! I love Apollo! And I've always wanted to go to Hawaii so, yeah. Jealous! Why are you moving?

Leslie said...

Yes, you are making me jealous :)

Good to see you yesterday!

Marlene said...

YES, you are making me jealous! How awesome. Good luck with the big move!

aron said...

hey! i am new to your blog... i am SO jealous of your move. i havent been to kauai but maui is my fav place ever :) good luck getting packed up and moving!

Blyfinn said...

Enjoy the trip. It's sooo hard to come back to the snow and cold cold wind.

Frayed Laces said...

Dont forget Honolulu in December! Aloha and welcome to Hawaii my dear. You're gonna love it.

BeachRunner said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Good luck with the move. For me (an unapologetic beachlover) your move to Hawaii is a serious upgrade. I look forward to following your adventures.