Monday, December 21, 2009
The other day Carson put on a Disney movie. Disney always has about 5 minutes of previews before hand. Well, one of the previews was showing clips from the movie Bambi II that came out like 4 years ago. Anyway, Carson yelled, "Mom look! It's a baby reindeer!" I think it's time to get the classics out again.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Yesterday, I sent in my registration papers to see if I could run the Utah Grand Slam. It is where you run 4 of the Utah Marathons. They include: Ogden, Utah Valley, Park City, Top of Utah, (alternate if you miss one of the others) and the St. George. It is a lottery type thing where you pay $40.00 bucks in hope they pick your name. If not, you're out $40.00 bucks. I should find out by January 20th if I get in or not. I have already signed up for two marathons in 2010. One being the Salt Lake Marathon in April and the Ogden in May. I'm planning on using the Salt Lake Marathon as a training for the Ogden since is was $25.00 cheaper than running the Winter's Racing Circuit that I did last year.
I'm currently running about 50 miles a week, but somehow I can't seem to get enough. Last night as we were driving through town I happen to glance through the window of a gym and I saw a few people running on the treadmill. I turned to my hubby and said, "Oh that looks so fun. I wish I was there." He of course had to remind me that I had already got my exercise in for the day.
Well, I'm crossing my fingers in hopes that I get in. If not, I may just run them anyway! Like I said, I think I'm an exercise addict.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sometimes we get trigger happy and actually shoot something. This was taken opening day of the pheasant hunt.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
When it came reading time, Andrea turned to me and said, "Mom, witches don't read." Of course they do! I replied. They have to read the recipes for witches brew and goblin mix. Then it came time to do math facts. Andrea turned to me and said, " Mom, witches don't do math." Of course they do! I replied. They have to know how to count so they will know how much to put in. Then Andrea turned to me and said, "Mom. witches don't spell." Of course they do! I replied again. If they can't spell, they can't read. Finally, I turned to Andrea and said, "Andrea, what do witches do?" "They fly" she said.
Friday, October 2, 2009
This is at mile 23. I think almost everyone agrees that mile 21-22 are the hardest on the course weaving in and out of neighborhoods. It's really a mental thing. Coming down this hill at the end of mile 23 was a relief to me because I saw my family again. (Apparently Josh and Kaleena were trying to get my attention at mile 22, but I was in my happy little place in my head and completely didn't see them.) Greg, Chalisse, Liz, Jake, Josh, Kaleena, and Grayce were there, cheering me on. I saw my Dad and mom at mile 25 and Marlyse and her kids about mile 25 1/2 Grayce paced me the last couple of miles until the finish line. This year after I finished, I felt a lot stronger. Even Greg said he noticed a big difference. The people in the picture above from left to right are Chris (my brother- in -law), me, Andy (Chris's brother), and Jeremy (Chris and Andy's Uncle). I was pretty excited to see that I was beating my record. At the Top of Utah last year, I ran it in 4:05:34. This years time was 3:53:11. I had two goals. The first was to beat the 4 hour mark and the second goal was to not stop. Well, I made the first goal, but not the second. I drank Gatorade at every aid station and took GU at mile 7, 13, and 19. Everywhere on the course there were oranges, I took an orange. And of course chocolate milk 1 hour before I ran and chocolate milk after I finished. It's my favorite!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
So on September 5th, we ran the half marathon. If anyone gets a chance to run it, I would recommend it. The race was well prepared and started on time. All participants got a free bag of potatoes, an awesome duffel bag -- not the cheap ones, and a shirt. (You know the good kind you can actually use to run in, not the T-shirts.)
Grayce fixed a perfect meal the night before, and I had a good night sleep. So I was ready to go! The weather was perfect for running. It didn't matter if it took you 30 minutes or 6 hours because it was overcast the entire day. I would describe the course as gently rolling hills. At about mile 10, I thought my timing chip was coming loose around my ankle, so I stopped to fix it. I am attributing that to make up my 5 seconds or so. I finished the half marathon in 1:46:07 (which was good enough to finish third in my age group.) Then I drank some chocolate milk (my favorite after a race), grabbed a slice of bread, and ran back to find Grayce so I could run in with her. Greg did a great job taking pictures again and my mom always makes the best cheerleader!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Chalisse has participated in public speaking and talent contests, portfolio contests. She has taken modeling classes and given demonstrations on first aid. She also has participated in each of the above categories as well. This year she showed a lamb ($$$ for education $$$), and participated in expressive art, consumer and family sciences, healthy lifestyle education, and science and technology. She actually has three items that are down at the state fair now. So if any of you are going to the state fair look for her items. They will be in the Deseret Building. I had to put this picture in because Chalisse loved working with her lamb.
Jensen has participated in demonstration contests and other categories as well. He finds his love of 4-H in learning about animals. He actually belongs to 3 different 4- H groups. This year Jensen wanted to raise and show a lamb at the fair. Since he also has his own rabbit business, he wanted to show his rabbits as well.
So, here is Jensen in the showmanship contest. He is showing one of his rabbits that was born in June. He received a blue ribbon in showmanship where they judge how well he works with his animal and knowledge about his animal. All five of his rabbits also received blue ribbons.
This is auction time at the fair where they take their lamb into the auction barn and their animal is auctioned off. The money he earns from this goes into savings for education.
This is a picture of Jensen during the lamb showing. This is where his lamb is judged.
It was another successful year at the fair. Yippee!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
This is Greg and I after running the Wheat & Beat-- Hit the Street 10K. It was a perfect way to start our anniversary. Greg ran the whole race with a smile on his face. Our times: Greg 1:06:12 (after only running 12 times total this year). Cherilee 47:37.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Old Ephraim's grave is a Logan classic. Old Ephraim was an infamous grizzly bear with a hearty appetite for sheep, cattle, and big game. He was 9 foot 11 inches tall. The rock on his grave site stands 9'11" to understand the size of him. The 1,100-pound beast was the last griz known to roam Utah. After many years of trying to trap and kill him, Frank Clark who worked for my Grandpa Ward was able to kill him.
This is the sink hole. I tried to get as close as I could without falling in to get a picture, but I could not even see the bottom. I can't wait until our next hike. Greg has it all planned out.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Over the last few days, we camped and then hiked 20 miles throughout Logan Canyon. We hiked on the Nature Trail, the Riverside Nature Trail, up to the Wind Caves, Crimson Trail, up to the China wall, around Bridger Loop and some trails I have no idea where we even were. But I loved every minute of it. Here are some pictures to enjoy:
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
For those of you not familiar with the Ragnar Series, it is a relay race that consists of 6-12 people and each runner runs 3 legs which are different in mileage and toughness, but everyone gets a taste of it all. You're divided into 2 vans with 6 runners in each. Van 1 starts, each runner does their first leg, then hands off to van 2, they each run their leg and hands back off to van 1, where they run their next set etc... you see how it goes. Based on each runners average 10k time, you set an average pace for each other. You then keep a clipboard tracking hand off times to project your finish time. You keep track all along the way to make sure you are staying on pace and at your estimated hand off times. (This estimated time does not account for weather changes)
Our team's name was 24 Sore Soles. I thought this was pretty fitting since most of the runners had done a full or half marathon the week before. I was runner 1 and started the race for our team in Logan on June 19th. It was something I have always wanted to do, but never thought I would have the opportunity to do it until I was notified after the Winter Racing Circuit 30K that a runner on their team had dropped out and they asked me to join their team.
My final stats: Total Mileage 18.4 (Leg 1-- 5.1 miles, Leg 2 --8.5 miles, Leg 3-- 4.9 miles)
Hours slept: Maybe 1/2 hour stretching it would be 1 hour.
Team stats: We finished 226/436 overall in all coed teams, and 159/330 in coed open division. (Coed has many subgroups: open, sub masters, masters, and high school.
Total time: 30:12:44.5
It is truly a unique, exciting, exhausting, fun, and overwhelming experience. I learned that our body is stronger than we think it is. Just when you think you have given your all, you know you have to go out and do it again, and you can! Thank you 24 Sore Soles for letting me join your team.
Runners in picture above left to right: Rob, Christie, Kaleena, Joan, Bruce, Justin, Shauna, Kelly, Chad. Bottom row: Tammy, Cat, Cherilee
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
We rode on the UTA Front Runner down to Salt Lake. It was air conditioned and much faster and better than a school bus.
This is the group of kids by Mr. McGruff in front of the stadium.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
1. The course was absolutely beautiful
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Okay, for those of you not familiar with Power Rangers, a Power Ranger is a fictional individual that changes into a superhero that possesses superhuman strength, durability, and ability in hand to hand combat. A Power Ranger may not use their Ranger power for personal gain or for escalating a fight and if they disobey this rule, they will lose their power. As long as they fight for what is right, they will never lose their power.
No wonder Carson likes to pretend he is a Power Ranger! I'm not so sure about the pajama attire with one boot and a sword shoved through the leg opening. But hey, if he wants to pretend to fight for what is right that is fine with me.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
A 10k maybe nothing too impressive to be blogging about, but somehow I just feel like blogging about this race. The WRC 10k course is a mixture of loops and hills on a paved road. At mile 4.5 it features a 500 foot climb.
That said, you can probably tell I wasn't going to get a PR at this race, but I feel like my time of 49:05 is pretty darn good. (My PR for a 10k is 46:15.) However, my goal of running the series, was to improve my speed on hills, learning to run in cold weather and prepare myself for the Ogden Marathon.
-------------------------About The Race-----------------------------
It was a cold morning, but I dressed properly and felt prepared. The first 1/2 mile was uphill followed by about 2 miles of loops and downhill in which we ran passed a freshly killed skunk on the road. That was enough to turn my stomach right there. Anyway, after mile 3 we started with the uphill part for the rest of the way. There were aid stations at mile 3 and 4.5. I have to be honest with myself. The people at Striders know how to do a good race. They had gone out early to place ice melt all over the course, mile markers at every mile, policemen at intersections, restrooms and food at the end, timing chips, and very organized to a "T". I am so impressed with these guys. (It wasn't there fault about the skunk.)
When I finished, Greg told me that I had frost on my headband or ear warmer what ever you call it. He got a good laugh out of it though. My face was pretty frozen and it was hard to talk or laugh with him. When we left the race it had finally warmed up to 28 degrees. Much better than the 16 degrees it was when we arrived.
Well, in 3 more weeks I get to do the same course again only adding another 4 miles to it. Yippee!
Placement: 3rd in my age group, 17th in gender, and 83rd overall out of 437.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
1. Real name: Cherilee Charisse Hunsaker
2. Nickname: ChenLee, Chickadee, Pudakeet, Cheryl, Honey
3. Status: Married
4. Zodiac sign: Taurus
5. Male or Female: Hello! Female
6. Elementary: Edith Bowen
7. Middle School: Box Elder Junior High
8. High School: Box Elder
9. College: Utah State
10. Hair color: Brown
11. Long or Short: Short
12. Loud or Quiet: Quiet
13. Sweats or Jeans: Jeans
14. Phone or Camera: Camera
15. Health Freak: Not really (more of an exercise addict)
16. Drink or Smoke: Uh, Does Diet Coke count?
17. Do you have a crush on someone: Only my husband gets my heart!
18. Eat or Drink: Eat junk food
19. Piercings: Nope
20. Tattoos: Nope
21. Music: Country/Soft Rock
22. Comedies or Horror: Comedy
23. First Piercings: None
24. First Best Friend: Shannon Cannon
25. First Award: Some sunshine award
26. First Crush: That's a secret never to be told. Let's say Orange Crush!
27. First Boyfriend/Girlfriend: Matt Nelson
28. First Pet: Probably a fly or a cat.
29. First Big Vacation: Disneyland
30. First Big Birthday: Probably when I was 8.
31. First Car: Dodge Dakota 4x4 V8 318 engine.
32. First Favorite Song: You gotta be kidding?
33. First Phone: When I was married. I hate phones!
34. First Surgery: Wisdom Teeth (8th grade)
35. First Time on Airplane: 10th grade. Band trip to St. Louis.
36. Phone Call: Mother in Law
37. Instant Message: Say what?
38. Text Message: Ya right, My daughter has my phone!
39. Song you listened to: Some Power Ranger song, my 2 year old had playing.
40. Time you cried: Yesterday
41. Getting on your nerves: The Power Ranger song
42. TV: No
43. Drinking: Nothing
44. Hair: Same as Usual
45. Wearing: My exercise clothes
46. Eating: Nothing
47. With: My laptop and Carson
48. I'm about to: Exercise
49. Listening: The Power Ranger song
50. Plans for today: Exercise, eat, help the kids with homework, reading, spelling words, clean house, wash the dishes, take Poopsie on a walk, do laundry, fix dinner, drive to piano lessons, pick Chalisse up at school, pray and pray again, make sure Jensen gets to scouts OK, and Give my honey a big kiss!
51. Want kids: Yes! I have 4.
52. Want to get married: Not again. Just once in enough for me!
53. Careers in mind: Cardiac Sonographer
54. Place of Residency: The Sweetest Place on Earth
55. Car or Truck: Anything that is 4 wheel drive.
WHICH IS BETTER WITH:
56. Short or taller: Shorter
57. Romantic or Spontaneous: Spontaneous
58. Sensitive or Loud: Sensitive
59. Hook- up or relationship: Relationship
60. Trouble maker or hesitant: Trouble maker
61. The boss in a relationship: A relationship takes two equals I think!
HAVE YOU EVER:
62. Lost glasses/contacts: No
63. Ran away from home: I try to all the time-- that is, with my hubby--
64. Hold a gun/Knife for self defense: No
65. Killed somebody: No
66. Broken someones heart: I hope not.
67. Been arrested: No
68. Cried when someone died: All the time!
69. Kissed a stranger: No
70. Had someone ask you out and you said no: Yes
71. Laughed until you cried: Yes
72. Met someone who changed your life: Yes
73. Fallen in Love: Yes
74. Found out someone was talking about you: Yes
75. Been cheated on: No
76. Cheated on anyone: No
77. Lost someone special: Yes
78. Broken a bone: Yes
DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
79. Yourself: No, I needs lots of encouragement!
80. Miracles: Yes
81. Love at first sight: No
82. Heaven: Yes
83. Santa Claus: Yes
84. Sex on the first date: NO!!
85. Kiss on the first date: No
86. Righty or Lefty: Not sure, Refer to previous time I was tagged.
87. Last time you saw your dad: 2 days ago.
88. Do you like snow: Only in the month of December.
89. What is your favorite season: Summer
90. Can you swim: Yes
91. Rode on a horse: Yes
92. Rode a bike: Yes
93. Photogenic: I wish I was!
94. Have siblings: Yes
95. Beach our Mountains: Mountains
96. Hot or Cold: It used to be cold until I almost died, now I prefer hot.
97. Is there one person you want to be with right now: Yeah, my hubby!
98. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life: No, I'm a perfectionist so go figure!
99. Do you believe in God: Yes
100. I posted this as 100 truths and tag whoever wants to type 100 truths.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Well, somebody caught me talking to my husband reminding him to fill up my car while I was at work so I would have enough gas to get back home. They gave me a guilt trip so even though the gas thing hasn't registered in my brain yet, I made a conscious note to be more independent. This is what happened on day one.
Yep! I think after day one I learned my lesson. My dad wanted to swap vehicles so he could use our car to take the his scout troop on a field trip. I thought it would be nice to have a clean smelling car without the McDonald's smell so I found my hubby's Shop Vac and extension cord and tried my best. Let's just say somethings I can do but he can do better!