Saturday, February 21, 2009

Winter Racing Circuit 10k

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

Six More Weeks of Winter-- I Believe It!

I took a few pictures this morning when I took Poopsie on a walk. This picture was my favorite because it showed a beautiful winter scene. Something you would expect to find on the front cover of a book titled "Twas The Night Before Christmas". The only problem that I find with this is --IT'S NOT CHRISTMAS--. It has the beautiful ice capped roads preventing any runner from actually trying to run outside and not hurt themselves. It has snow flocked trees causing blind spots preventing any chance of defensive driving, and if that driver was new to the area, they would have no idea where they were going because of the snow covered street signs. But wait! Look just above the tree tops. I see blue sky! Yes, I believe it is a hint of blue sky! Could this promise spring? Well, I'm crossing my fingers, especially since I have a 10K of hills on Saturday.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I've Been Tagged - - 100 Truths!

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.

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!

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

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

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Hubby is the Best!

Okay, lately I will admit I have been caught multiple times talking to my husband asking him for another favor. He is just so good at so many things. I really appreciate him filling the car up with gas in the winter time. I don't know why I can't remember how to do it come winter, but sure enough when summer comes my memory comes right back.
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!