Monday, December 13, 2010

Another One Off The Bucket List

Under prepared... but not under determined
Back in August I committed myself into running the Honolulu Marathon. I was totally committed and excited for about 2 months. Then, I kinda got over it. So, for the last month or so I didn't run as much as I should. And I might have kept looking for excuses to get out of it (rain storm, fake injuries, missing the check-in, arriving late day of) but somehow 5am there I was at the starting line (okay actually 5:08 like I said, I was late). Looking around at the herd of cattle, I mean runners, I realized I was a bit out of place. I was not Asian, I was not wearing a fanny pack, a hat, a Disney costume, a Santa suit, a wedding dress, a tribal outfit, I didn't have my camera with me taking pictures every 5 minutes, nor did I have my cell phone with me. I was impressed, I could barely do it in my tank top and shorts. But observing all these people definitely got me through the first have of the race. The last half was pure determination. I was determined to run the entire thing (minus the water stations where I walked), and I did :)
My goal was to complete it in 5 hours. I finished in 4:52.
Of the 20,411 participants I placed 4,880.

It was such an awesome experience. I am so glad that I didn't back out. 26 miles was pretty though tho, I think I am going to stick with half marathons. There is one on the Big Island in March, any one wanna join me?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tis The Season

Winter out here is a lot different than what I grew up with in Colorado. I am used to snow and cold. But out here it is still sunny and warm. Winter out here means big waves. It is when surfers from all over the world flood to the North Shore. I haven't yet reached big wave surfer status, but I am enjoying photographing those that are.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Snow Canyon

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When we went to play Dixie in St. George, I took the team on a hike through the beautiful Snow Canyon. It is gorgeous there and the girls loved it. Their favorite thing to do together is take pictures. I am like their mother walking around having them pose and say "take a picture of me." I have so much fun with them.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lady Seasiders

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Put together by Emily Mearns: our senior forward. She's awesome!

Also, check out our Blog... Lo Wang is in charge of the blog and she has been doing great things with it. She keeps it updated with what we've been up to. We are on the road right now. Last week in Phoenix, this week in St. George Utah. We've been having fun, playing pranks on the girls, and winning games. Love it!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I heart my cousin. Valerie Funk. She is exactly one year and one day younger than me. She is a pisces. She grew up in Colorado. She taught at BYU Hawaii with me. She has her Masters in Accounting. She is now a working professional in Boston. She likes The Bachelor. She is smart, and beautiful, and funny, and nice and I miss HER!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

See Ya Later FB

So I have decided to get rid of my facebook for awhile. Don't worry I will be back. I think. The FB freedom that I have experienced this last week has been amazing. But I bought a new fisheye lens and wanted to post some new pics but since I deactivated my FB, I can't upload my pics there. So, I guess that means I will be updating my Blog a lot more. Yay! Blogging is FUN!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Part of My Summer O Fun!!!

Michael P. Schoneman is a video genius and the rest of us are just dance/fun genuises!