Friday, December 29, 2006

Admirals Hockey

Family Nite Out at Norfolk Scope.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Baby Emi

Just before the grab to eat the phone...

Sunday, December 24, 2006

They're Piling Up...

As the snow piles up so are the lift tickets... these are just from the last week; Sat Day, Mon Nite, Thurs Twilight, Fri Twilight. It has been a blast!!!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Yup... Knee Deep.

...Next Brighton. Actually I should have just hiked my board with me.

Headed to the Mtn...

Brighton Powder Report (5:30 AM) 11 Inches Fresh Pow!!! See ya' there!!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Soda Free

Well it has been a week since I was issued the Sub-Three Hour Challenge and I decided that I needed to get off soda to get a little extra help. So far I have been soda free for a week and starting to feel a difference.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Nite Boarding Rocks!!!

Went up to Brighton after work with Nicki, took us awhile to get up there but once we did it was great. We got lots of runs in and by chance were the last run of the nite. There was also a lot of powder left from last nite's snow. It has now been my fourth day of the season and I am getting the hang of it.

Monday, December 11, 2006

New Favorite Candy

Well, I cannot vouch for the taste because it has been so many years since I have had one, but I am excited to go get a ton. First off, they use only the finest Virginia Peanuts. Second, they come from my dad's home state of MN and my dad used to get package of their products for Christmas from Grama Fine. Third, bring two wrappers with you to Brighton and get $10 off nite lift tickets!!! So if any one wants to send me some or at least tell me where to buy them, let me know.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

All Around the World

Wow, today was a crazy day!!! It started bright and early with a 7am run with Colby Allen (from work) and one of his friends. After that I went home started some laundry and felt like I should go to the gym. So I went and lifted, came home and did some more chores. Then I was browsing the internet, finding out about the different resorts, when I noticed that Sundance still did not post and opening day. I decided to call their info line and found out that they opened yesterday. Suddenly flashes of me, zooming down the mountain came to mind and in less than 5 minutes the car was packed and within the half hour, I was sitting on the lift; think Sundance isn't a bad deal after all. Then when I got off the mountain, I called my friend Liz which turned into dinner plans. Now it is 10:30 and I am about to hit the sack. Can't believe I packed that all into one day.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sub Three Challenge

Today at work we were talking marathons, running, times, races, etc, and my boss (JCA), challenged me to run a sub 3 hour marathon. He started with one of those reverse psychology bits, saying that I couldn't do it. So then we finished with the agreement that if I finished a Utah Marathon sub-3 hours he would pay for my registration. So be watching this May in Ogden when I come across the finish line under 2:59!!! It will be the Birthday Present I give to myself.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Squaw Peak 50

To those that think that they want to join me, I signed up for the Squak Peak 50 Mile Race today. Spots fill up quick so get on the ball and sign-up. For those that want to cheer, watch, shake your head in dissapproval, or other wise be involved it is June 02, 2006.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Race Calender

Ladies & Gentlemen... Actually just those that are interested in road trips, races, and crazy mountain adventures. I am putting together my race calender for 2007. I would like to do 4 ultras and an assortment of other marathons and trail races. I know that many of you run and some of you race. If you know of a good race or at least one by your hometown or would like to pace me for a portion of my longer runs, let me know. As I get dates I will post them on here, so either call or e-mail me if you are intersted in any way. Online Calender

Out Running!!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Off to the Mountains!!!

Was about to get on the interstate, heading to Brighton... forgot my coat!!! Driving back I did realized... that there was actually quite a bit of new snow that feel in the mountains!!!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Banff is Coming!!!

...The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour that is!!! Thanks to my good friend Cami, I can pass on the excitement of Banff to all of you. And with how good it was last year I am planning on visiting more venues. These are not all of the dates, just the ones that I am planning on:

UVSC - Feb 13 & 14 (Tues & Wed)
USU - Feb 16 (Fri)
Snowbasin - Feb 17 (Sat)
U of U - Feb 20 & 21 (Tues & Wed)

For the ones at UVSC & U of U, I will just go up after work. After the one in Logan I will stay in a hotel and then wake up and board all day at Snowbasin. Should be an action packed two weeks!!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Darn Bloody Noses

Well winter has surely started in here in UT, which means so have the nose bleeds... I know I should be sitting in the steam room at the gym several times a week, but finding time has been really tuff.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Movies 8

''Thanks for your application and $4.00. We'll call you next week about any openings.''

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Bodygaurd Duty

On bodygaurd duty for AC Green... somehow I think he would need to protect me. He is 7ft tall!!!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Oh those Convention Nites

You can't see the time on my screen, but it is almost 1 AM and I am still here... minus lunch I have been here since 7 AM. Hopefully I will not have to pull an all niter, but it could easily turn out that way.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

50K Pic

The pics finally came in from the Durango 50K aka 'the worst race ever.' Here is when it still wasn't too bad except for the fact that my leg is bleeding. Although it does add to the picture it; making me look that much tougher and my legs that much more ripped.

See last years pic here.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Pretty Sparse...

Usually people do their closet cleaning in the Spring, but I opted for a Fall Fling and took all those clothes to Plato's Closet. Making 90 bones made it all worth it... makes up for the wild purchase last nite at the ski swap.

Don't tell the bike!!!

Don't tell my bike, but I got a new toy. Went to the Park City Ski Team Swap and picked up this sweet board & bindings along with a solid pair of boots!!! The next plan is to get a Nite pass at Brighton Ski Resort.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Little Nephew

Although he slept the whole flight from the US to Japan, he hates to go to bed!!!

A Whole Lot Easier

Well my life just got a whole lot easier!!! I finally bit the bullet and got internet. It took me awhile to setup my router because of some firmware problems, but now it is all up and running. I have still not found out why my pictures are not posting but I will get that figured out and everything will be great again. I am going to a Ski Swap tomorrow and hope to pick up a ton of Snowboard Equipment for the upcoming season. So check back soon for Holiday Pics and me up on the slopes.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Homemade Yogurt

Not as uniformally creamy like the stuff from the store, but has a richer flavor, less calories, and is TONS cheaper. I tried several times last year to get it right and it never worked. Now I bought this nifty machine that takes the time, worry, and guessing out of the equation. It has been good fun experimenting with different flavors. You should consider coming by to try some!!!

Mooching Wireless

Well...I have been back and forth if I were going to get internet at my new pad and then this weekend found out that some one near by does not have security on their network, so I am just logged into theirs. It is pretty slow, but I really can't complain. Slow internet is better than no internet.

Any who picture messaging is still not posting to my phone, so I am unable to send pics. I have been e-mailing them to myslef, but have not been able to transfer them to my blog; for which many of you have complained. I will try to get better about it, but for now it is what it is.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Worst Race Ever

Well Saturday is being chalked up as my worst race ever. I will spare the name of the course here, as to protect the innocent! Just kidding, most of the problems were just freaks of nature and not necessarily any one person's fault. So after a combination of problems, setbacks, and frustartions this will go down in my history as the worst race ever. I improved my time over last year, but did not break the five hour marker as I had planned. The rest of the trip turned out to be great. I had a great time with the Young's where I stayed and in spite of the rain the 6 hour drive was pleasant.

As for the lack of pictures lately. I keep sending them from my phone but they never make it to the website. I will keep trying and hopefully soon it will work.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Phone & Internet Malfunction

Well guys, I have tried to post several times from my phone and it has not been working. The other problem is that I do not have internet at my apartment yet so I have had trouble getting on to edit this page. I have taken some cool pics that I will post soon. Like my homemade yogurt, the Marriot Center during the Priesthood Session, and some pics of me out and about.

As for the horizon, well the immediate future... I have a race this weekend in Durango, CO I am pretty stoked about it. Should be fun and hopefully I will be fast.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

For Madison

Madison... Hope you think this is funny!!!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Fun at 40

We are actually stopped here, but about ten minutes before we were almost in a wreck going 40MPH. My cousin Abby while rolling 40MPH said, "Hey, look at all this traffic." Then being the fun person she is she kept singing a song, until we were about to rear end the car in front of us. Luckily for us, she has good brakes and they pull forward a little.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Slightly Obsessed

Passed by the Stadium on our way back from the Temple in Oakdale after nearly rearending a VW Jetta we saw this tricked out ride. Now of to the MOA!!! It's like my Dad's favorite place in the World or at least that is the story around here!!!

Sushi Sunday

Abby's first Sushi experience!!! After disecting it with her chop sticks she decided that she would make it finger food. Our props to Oragami Sushi in the Ridgedale Mall.

The Dome

Just doing some driving around the cities, the Twin Cities that is.

Cousin Time in MN

Holding my cousin's daughter, Gianna. I could not get her to look at my phone so I turned on the flash, which made her look like a deer in the headlights!!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Thank Heaven for Wireless Sync

My boss cleared my phone this morning loading some new firmware on my phone. I had not Synced it in awhile on my computer and so tons of phone numbers and e-mails were gone. Then come to find out that every fifteen minutes my phone synces with a Verizon server to save my info!!! How cool is that?!?!?!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Long Time No See

I have had very limited access to the internet the last few weeks, so it has been hard to add & edit this thing. I broke down and talked to the landlord today about getting it. It has been for example, it is 3:45am and I am sitting here at working doing some research on the internet. Tomorrow is the big day when I have to tell Sound Concepts my intentions concerning the promotion they offered me. I am just looking at a little bit of info for the arsenal.

Wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Gotta Love Sales Mtgs

Putting for like Quadruple Boggie, not including the penalties!!!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Old Venice

Yum!!! Had Dinner at this Family restaurant just down the way from Manhattan Beach Pier. The food was good but super slow, so we ended up missing the last free shuttle and had to pay for a cab back to the hotel.

Nite Out on the Town

Just sitting here waiting for the Ocean Express Trolley to come pic me up. Me and Jon from work are headed down to the pier, hopefully to find something to eat!!! Since it was a 2 1/2 Hr Run Day I will get to drink Soda with my dinner... Dr Pepper here I come!!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

DMB with the Guys

DMB from out in the lawn!!!

I'm Big in Japan!!!

Liz & Emi sent me some sodas from Japan, Coke just isn't as big there.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Starting Line-Up

Well tonite at the game I have been selected to pitch!!! I do not feel to crazy about the idea; I have seen how they treat the other pitchers!!! If I for some reason show-up missing here in the next day or two; I'll be on the other side, with all the Sound Concept's Pitchers that came before me.

Monday, August 28, 2006

The Move

I moved houses on Sunday. Went about 4 Blocks East of where I was this Summer. I am amazed everytime I move, how much stuff I have acquired. Funny thing is that when I moved out here I brought it all in less than one car load. Now I have a cargo box on my roof rack and I still can't carry it all at one time. I am in serious need of downsizing if I ever plan to move anywhere far.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Running Stats

Well because of all the problems with my bike lately I have been running more than ever before. Not to mention the fact that I have finished two ultras so far this year and would like to do two more by the end of the year. So here are the stats and if I wasn't already wasting enough time... I have now; recorded, analyzed, and posted the data. Enjoy it... I have:

YTD Time: 6 Days 21 Hours 19 Minutes (165 Hours)
YTD Distance: 909.3 Miles
Weekly AVG Time: 4 Hours 51 Minutes
Weekly AVG Distance: 26.7 Miles

Races Completed:
Hagg Lake 50K
Kat'cina Mosa 100k

Friday, August 25, 2006

TX... 44oz Small

I thought I asked for a small!!!

As for the game, it was rocking. It was a No-Hitter for the A's pitcher until the 8th Inning. My co-workers did not see it as that exciting, but it would have been the first no-hitter since 2002 in the American League. Mac (the boss) was tired so we left right at the start of the 9th so we wouldn't catch traffic. We sat with a pretty colorful crowd, it was great!!! Sorry Rangers!!!

4th Inning @ Ameriquest Stadium

Here we are watching the Rangers getting spanked by the A's, Scoreless and Hitless in the Third.

Yee Haw...

Actually, can I even say that while wearing a tie??? This is a pic at our booth for the NSP Expo at the Gaylord Texan. The whole event has a Western Cowboy theme. My boss scored this hat. He was suppossed to get one for everyone...we shall see. I would be way stoked to get one; this one seems to fit me really well. What do the ladies think???

Utterly Crazy!!!

Can you believe this... it's actually a video game!!! I guess my real question is who came up with it??? Anyway it was a ton of fun... for just $10 you could play unimited for 5 hours.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Leaving the Gaylord

Well if the high prices on Coke, Internet Access and Food wasn't enough we got kicked out of our rooms. The hotel was booked over capacity and we got asked to leave...forced I guess you should say!!! Needless to say we got two rooms much more our style at the Ameri Suites down the street. Now we aren't paying out the noes for breakfast because it is free and we can walk to a ton of local and chain restaraunts.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Excitement Never Ends!!!

Everyone is safe, but we got rearended leaving the Airport!!! Sad thing is, that it was one on a list of several 'incidents' in the van on Tuesday. For those that work at the SC ask Paul about the map & the toll booth!!! As for when we finally showed up the Gaylord Texan is massive. It is a destination hotel and they show it; charging $3.75 for a Coke and I didn't even get it spiked with anything!!! I did find the in though, if you sneak into the employee hallways there are vending machines with the sodas and treats at the real prices.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

3:30 AM @ the Airport

After a major delay in Vegas and after being up & working for 23hrs, we're finally home...well alomst!!!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Meat Thrower

No one was watching this meat slicer so it was throwing every other slice behind the counter onto the floor and nobody seemed to care. They were out of three meats, both soups, and their sodas were all warm. Went to the next terminal where their oven broke, and instead of doing anything the employees were watching a sub turn black... Go Quiznos!!! I won't talk about the adjoining bar and the adjacent bathroom.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Sight of the Century

My desk is clear...that never happens!!!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Bob Roll

Eat this cycling fans!!!

Pacing the Race

We rode in the Pace Car!!! This is when we were jumping in...literally!!! Thanks Colby for the VIP Tickets!!!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Tour of Utah... Waiting

Rachel, Dane, Matt, and Me waiting for the peleton just South of the Capital building.

The Hot Pizza Spot

Some pre-race grub on the way to the Tour of Utah.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

On the Docket

If I had not already pointed out how crazy I was by my race this weekend, then this schedule should prove just how nuts I am. You see I have a racing bug and the upcoming months are great for racing out here in the West. Even though none of these plans are definite I mention them here to get any possible groupies that might want to participate, spilt gas, or just tag-a-long. The ones in bold I will most likely do or already have some possible groupies swaying the decision. Since alot depends on funds, timing, and or planning I have put cutoff dates for my decision. Also if any one that reads this knows of a race that is in near where they want to go, bring it to my attention and we may just have another option.

Date: Saturday, September 2
Race: Pocatello Marathon
Location: Pocatello, ID
Decide By: 12-Aug

Date: Monday, September 4
Race: American Discovery Trail Marathon
Location: Co Spring, CO
Decide By: 21-Aug

Date: Saturday, September 9
Race: Mid Mountain Trail Marathon
Location: Park City, UT
Decide By: 30-Aug

Date: Saturday, September 16
Race: Silver Spur Half Marathon
Location: Snowbird, UT
Decide By: 9-Sep

Date: Saturday, September 23
Race: Top of Utah Marathon
Location: Logan, UT
Decide By: 15-Aug

Date: Saturday, September 23
Race: Moab 50 Miler
Location: Moab, UT
Decide By: 15-Sep

Date: Saturday, October 7
Race: Telegraph Trail 50K
Location: Durango, CO
Decide By: 4-Oct

Date: Saturday, Nov 11
Race: Rim Rock Run 37K
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Decide By: 23-Oct

Monday, August 07, 2006

SC Sluggers Softball

Actually I am not sure that we have a name for our team, but I just thought the Sluggers sounded good. So come out and catch a game or two. Here is the schedule, all games are on Tuesday at Lakeside Park in Orem (1850 W 400S):

Aug 8th - 8pm - Field One
Aug 15th - 6pm - Field Two
Aug 22nd - 8pm - Field Three
Aug 29th - 9pm - Field Four
Sept 5th - 7pm - Field Five
Sept 12th - 7pm - Field One
Sept 19th - 9pm - Field Two
Sept 27th - 8pm - Field Three

Sunday, August 06, 2006

62.2 Miles Later

This is what your feet look like after 62 miles of trail running. Cool thing is that did not get a single blister.

Not only is this pic 62 miles later but, 1 goal, 2 pairs of shoes, 3 drop bags, 4 socks, 5 brands of Gels, 6 Water Bottles, 7 ibuprofen, 8 electrolyte tablets, 9 Aide Stations, 10 Thousand Feet of Climbing before Breakfast, 11 Refills...I'll stop there!!!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

The Start of a Long Day

Kat'cina Mosa 100K Mountain Challenge Run. Katcina is Hopi. Translated I think it stands for Crazy as Hell!!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Firehouse Subs

Took Chris (Brother) and Lance (Cousin) to the New Sub Shop in Town. Lance was so in awe of everything that a few times his food just fell right out of his about sensory overload.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Taste like it...

It smells like Sprite. Colored like Sprite. Tastes like Sprite. Doesn't say Sprite...

Atlantic Ave

Wear Skimpy Clothes, Drink to a Crawl, J-Walk, but don't... what ever you do, say a curse word!!! You just might get pulled over!!!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

It's a Small World After All...

It's a Small, Small World. Ran into a Elder here in VA. Recognized his last name and after he said where he was from I thought that I knew some one from there. Found out that I had some History Classes with his Sister and that we knew some of the same people. He just got done serving in my parents Ward. Probablly won't see him again, but it is interesting how small it is.

No Picture Messaging...

Not sure why they have not come through, but all the pictures I have sent to my site since I have been in VA have failed to post. So I will place all the text and put 'Pic Soon' for the entries that have fotos. This has been my longest trip in awhile but the time still seems to fly.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Cruel, Cruel Family - Pic Coming Soon

I have told many a people of the possible punishment for sleeping on the living room couch. Yet everytime I come home, I just can't fight the urge!!! But this is what happens!!! All I have to say is, "Sam, Watch Out for the Duct Tape and Major Marker!!!"

Playing with Lil Bro Chris

We actually weren't playing... I was keeping him busy in the middle of asking me a million times to go to Chik-Fil-A!!!

Not leaving on a Jet Plane

Waiting, waiting, waiting... Just sitting here in the plane. I was going to suprise my family but in the end I had to call for a ride. The flight was delayed several times so we ended up getting in about 2 hours late; making it some time after 1:30AM. Long Day!!!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Moosin Round Springfield

Scott & I spent the better part of the afternoon in 'The' Bass Pro Shop. It is 2 square blocks of Camping, Hunting, Fishing Goodness!!!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Branson Bound

Landed in Denver and hopped a plane to Missouri.