We moved into our new house March 1 during a blizzard. We had to shuttle into our truck which required chains because not only was there snow up to my knees but our driveway is 18% grade at some points. It is also 1 km long.
I love our new house. It overlooks a huge valley. I can run on trails right out my door and the stars are so bright at night. Every once in a while an owl lands on our roof at night and hoots. There are also 5 jack rabbits and 2 bunnies who live here. Our house is solar powered. It is a relief to not get a power bill every month.
I ran lots of races this year and surprised myself in a few of them. I set 2 course records and enjoyed racing up a jagged 11,000 ft peak. The race is called the Rut Vertical Km and its part of the Skyrunning Series. Race Directors Mike Foote and Mike Wolfe did an outstanding job of creating an European-like experience. It was a thrill to race up the peak with people cheering with cowbells and running with competitors from around the world.
Nearly every weekend I run a long run with my friends on trails. Below are some photos of some runs I did.
I am homeschooling and working part time as an online running coach. I also am dabbling in Young Living Essential oils which I will post more info on later.
My little boys are now 3 and are sleeping well (mostly) and no longer need diapers. Life is easier and I am planning on focusing on running faster for 2015 and exploring mountain trails with good friends. Cheers to another great year!