Raptor + Unicorn = Raptorcorn (the two coolest creates to ever roam the earth!)
While Raptors are vicious, masculine, badass and kinda cute,
Unicorns are quite the opposite, being graceful, feminine, magical creatures. This is me...the best of both worlds all wrapped up in one!
What once started as a personal journal is now a log of all life's adventures. Take a look back to see what once was and look below to see what is now.
Sit back, crack a beer and enjoy the journey...
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Finally Taking Down HOT!
I'm super happy to have this win under my belt. The HOT triathlon usually brings some hearty competition and this year was no different. I came out of the water around third and by the time I was 100 yards out of transition, I was in second place. I put in a ton of effort to catch the guy in first and did so about 20 minutes in. At this point, I let off the gas a little and just kept a steady pace to keep my lead (but still putting distance on the people behind me). As I got into transition, they had moved the mount line a little further out than normal so I crossed it and got yelled at. I slammed on my brakes and kinda went over the front of the bike, but not crashing. It ended up being somewhat graceful and nothing bad happened! I had my best bike split to date of 56:55. Now the next big goal is to break 55! I felt good at the start of the run and about a mile into it, the guy who was in second caught up to about 15 seconds behind me and just sat there. I slowly built my pace and with a mile left the guy dropped off. I settled into a nice pace at that point to finish in first (by over 2 minutes!). It was a good race, but I prefer the ones that end in a sprint across the finish line!
Another weekend, another yurt! The Mill Hollow Yurt is also located in the Uinta Mountains, but it is not as secluded as the Castle Peak Yurt. When you pull up to the yurt, it is surrounded by other buildings not used in the winter. This is a big change from Castle Peak because you don't get the feeling you are in the middle up nowhere. The inside of the Mill Hollow yurt was much newer and nicer though. The yurt was bigger around and the beds were smaller so there was much more room for lounging and eating. They also had a couple big picnic tables in the center so there was a lot of eating area. We also had a lot more people on this yurt trip. We had Toni and Misti, Alex and Ceci, Mary and Vin and I brought Hayden. Bringing Hayden ended up not being the best idea. I'll get to this later.
We met in Kamas on Saturday morning at a local restaurant called Yolk and I was thoroughly unimpressed. They took forever to get our food out, when they brought it out, th…
As I've settled into living on Kauai I have not been traveling all that much, but been enjoying little adventures along the way. Here is what I have been up to!
Lei making for Lana's birthday.
Lots of reading on the beach!
David came to visit and while we didn't get huge surf we caught some fun waves.
My new place! It's so cute! Perfect Lanai for working.
The view from my workstation.
My new place also has bees that I am learning about. Hopefully I can figure out how to harvest my own honey.
Ukulele lessons. So much fun with friends!
My new toy! She needs a little work and love, but we are going to have so much fun this summer!
Some of the destruction from the north shore flooding.
Helping friends with the new trampoline.
Waves! I love when someone gets to take pictures so I can see what I need to work on (everything!).
Finally took a trip to see Oahu! It was fun, but made me appreciate where I live.