Sunday, August 31, 2014

Day 2 - Camp Ritchie Girls Camp

Girls Camp is no vacation! Esp. if you are on rappelling staff. I am not a good morning person but I managed to make it work. Tuesday we did not do an early morning rappell because of the weather. It felt so weird to sleep in! Wednesday we actually up and out early. 

Breakfast Tuesday morning. Soo good!

Tuesday morning we did some training as staff at the top of the rock

Never get tired of this view!

Hanging out on the rock, refreshing my skills

Dock side!

Dam side!

Ty hooking me up to rappell down the rock. I thought it was 300 feet but I guess its more like 150 feet. Ah well , still so fun!

Lunch was sandwiches, mac and cheese and more delicious salad. 

In the afternoon, Ty and I got paired up to work at the bottom of the rock. That was fun!

Time for dinner and to take down the flag. The 4th level girls did a great job leading everyone in some songs before we headed in to eat. 

Dinner was one of my favorites - chicken enchiladas and Mexican rice! Nom nom nom

Singing a funny camp song. 

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My friend Natalie pulled me aside after dinner and told me to follow her down to the craft cabin. She knew I was only staying until Wednesday and she helped me make these cool water bottle holders. I made one for me and one for Tony. Super fun!

We could actually have campfire outside Tuesday evening!

Steve aka "Cookie" at camp because he is the head chef announcing the winners of the candy jar guessing game

My friend and her sidekick were in charge of capers. Not an easy job!
My friend Chris (left), so good to see her again!

Steve Millet directing two girls ( one was Vivi on rappelling staff! ) because they tied for guessing the amount of candy in the candy jar, had to each down a pixie stick (the giant kind) and see who could do that the fastest. 

Vivi (right) she won!

The activity this evening was the star gaze. We all walked over to flat rock with our blankets, towels or sleeping bags so we could lay down and look at the stars. Steve pointed out what he could of the constellations even though the clouds were starting to thicken up. The short program was great and we met back in the lodge afterwards for a treat. I'm so glad this event didnt get canceled!

Walking back from the bathroom and I found this. Shudder. 

Caryn brought lights for our tent and it was so cool to see it glowing at night!

Woot. Day 2 of camp completed and it was wonderful!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Let's Run A 5k!

A few months ago I blogged about The Color Run 5K that was coming to SLC, UT in August. Well, August is here and the 5K came! I had 2 tickets and luckily my sister Laura was able to participate with me. Huge thanks to Tony for watching 2 year old Riley and then all we had to worry about was Laura's little guy, Reese. 

I started out with clean shoes

A clean shirt (I loved the shirt!) morning face.

Laura finally came and after making sure Riley got settled in, we headed down to SLC where the 5K was taking place.

We were a little mistaken on the time, I knew I wanted to get there by 8...830 at the latest. Laura had seen online that people were going later. I never actually looked it up myself so we arrived at 9am and pretty much the last set of runners had gone at 830. Oh snaps! Next year I will be sure to get there much earlier! It was still fun though and we found some other late-comers that were still participating, thank goodness. 

We did a mix of jogging and speed walking. 

My shoes are not so clean anymore!

We got a free granola bar for writing our kind act and sticking it to this board. 

Our friend Eva found us afterwards, we had no idea she was there! Super cool to see her...we all lived in the same stake (Lds) in California, she was in Davis and we were in Woodland. We know each other best from Girls Camp (Yay Camp Ritchie!) and I know she had moved to Utah but we had never ran into each other or met up yet. Ahh, hope to hang out with her & her family soon!

I love this picture of us!

 I had a blast participating in The Color Run. Next time I do a 5K hopefully I will be in better shape, I was so sore for a couple days afterwards. Whoops!

What is your favorite 5K that you do? If you have never done one, what's one you would like to do someday?