Friday, June 24, 2011

Several years ago Eric's dad mentioned a race up in Stanley, Idaho called the Sawtooth Relay. It sounded like a lot of fun, but we wanted to do a coed team and year after year could never make it work. And who wouldn't want to run with scenery like this?
This year we finally got a team together and were able to do the race. It was amazing! The relay starts in Stanley and finishes in Sun Valley, a distance of about 60 miles. With 6 people on the team and each person's run split up into two legs it's quite a busy day. We would drop off one runner and drive every couple miles to a pullout area, giving the runner water. Then the exchange would happen with next runner and we'd keep on going. It was crazy, but so much fun!
Our friends Dustin and Rachel were on our team. We were so glad they could do it with us; and they were awesome.

Our other friends Brando and Cody joined us too. Brando (who also works with Eric) ran (and kicked serious trash) and Cody was our awesome "manager", feeding us and taking care of us during the day (she is a great runner herself but is expecting).
Kara, another friend (and Eric's co-worker) also ran with us and was great. Besides it being a really fun day we beat our estimated time which always feels good. I also loved doing it with Eric, who started the race as the first runner at 5:30 a.m!!! Next year, guys??
For Father's Day all Eric wanted to do was go on a walk with the kids. We drove out to Eagle, Idaho (which is just miles down the street) and walked along the river. It was a perfect day for a walk.
Before we left Aspen came running downstairs, having changed from a skirt to pants all by herself. She swore that she wanted her pants to be on backwards, but I don't know..... It was a pretty cute view though.
Oakley did pretty well in the carrier. Aspen used to fall asleep in it at the drop of a hat, but Oaks has a harder time (he needed a nap). We've got to use it with him more often!

1 comment:

Sasha Cornelius Eggli said...

You look great, Chelsi! I can't believe you've had two kids! I hope to be as in shape as you are some day...oh, and you have a beautifual family!