Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Color Run - 2012

I heard about The Color Run on a FB add, of all places, last November. I went to their website, read what it was, then immediately set up a FB page, and started recruiting people to do it with me.

The run was the end of January and it was AWESOME! My sister, Sheri, and her girls ended up doing it with me along with some people from our church.

It was the funnest 5k I've ever done. I am definitely doing it every year!

Here we are before in our pristine white gear:

Homeboy took the "wear white" thing wrong and wore a way too thin pair of briefs. Ewwwww.

At each kilometer of the race people were stationed to throw a different color at the runners, and at the end, you get your own packet of color to throw all over the place.

Here's what we looked like after:

My boobs looked like a super rashy butt crack! Ha ha ha!

Gordi, Sher's sister, Sis, and their dad were in town from UT.  After the run, we met up with them, Rob, Sher's niece and her family that live in Mesa, and her mom (Sher's sister-in-law) for lunch. I was meeting all but Gordi and Sis for the first time. I'm not sure how old, but Sher's dad has to be pretty old. He's such a neat guy. I loved talking with him and getting to know him a bit. He bought us all lunch too. He was great. Sher's niece has two adorable children - Lucas and Lilly (I think they are 6 or so). Lilly was my instant best bud - what's not to love, right?? She wants to do The Color Run with us next year. I hope we can get them to do it with us. Rob and Dalan want to do it with us next year too. Emily said she wanted to as well. I hope they all do!! It was a great time!!!

Monday, February 06, 2012

Cheryl Does AZ

My mom came down from UT for a visit end of Dec, beginning of Jan.  We had a lot of fun.

Mom and I babysat for Rob and Sheri the first night she was here while they celebrated their 12 year wedding anniversary.

We went to lunch with my Aunt Nancy, Uncle Larry, cousin, Lori, and her son, Robby.  I haven't seen them for a while, so it was nice to catch up. While we were at lunch, Rob's suburban was towed. We decided that the coffee shop across from where we ate and the towing company had a scam going on. It was super lame. I tried to boycott the city (Tempe) but ended up going there more in January than I have the entire two years I've lived here before. I guess the boycott wasn't meant to be...

While my mom was here, we also went up north to see Montezuma's Well, Montezuma's Castle, and Tuzigoot. It was everyone's first time going to these great places, except me - I had been to the well and the castle before. It was a big hit. I brought the dogs - Max and Pinecone - and Rob's two oldest took turns walking them. They had fun with the dogs and did really well with them.

First stop was the well:

Next stop, the castle:

Then, Tuzigoot:

The plan was to hit a ghost town or two on the way back south, but the instructions I got off the internet were bad and we never found it. We traversed a "primitive" (bumpy, dirt) road for about 20 miles. I kept thinking we my have found it, but then realized people were still living in the houses we found.

It wasn't a total loss, tough. We found a phallic looking saguaro with a Santa hat on it...

Maybe we can find the ghost towns next time.