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Teton Dam Marathon Review

On the 2nd of June, I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive to eastern Idaho for the Teton Dam Marathon. I did the 5K.

Did I mention I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive. Yeah, not the best idea for legs to be in PR shape. My leggies were stiff and at 1100 more feet of elevation then at home, it was a slow trot for sure. No PR attempt this trot, that's for sure.

I woke up at 4am (my normal wake up time is 8am - 10am depending on the day) so that early is  painful. I had everything all packed and ready the evening before- brekky, post-race clothes, snacks, and a full tank of gas for the long drive. All I had to do was make coffee and head out. I didn't even brush my teeth before I left. Coffee first.

The drive was nice and not a lot of traffic for a Saturday morning. I don't know the last time I have been to Rexburg, but it was easy to find the race start. I thought the race started at 8am, but that was the 10K. The 5K started at 8:30am and I got there to get my bib at …

Oh, Happy Day

Yes, I am not one of those perky people who wake up just a little too happy that everyone wants to strangle.

I did get almost 9 hours of sleep. Yes! 9 hours! And I had some crazy dreams. Daniel Craig (oh, please, he can visit me anyday! He makes me happy!) and Steve Miller, of all people were involved. I don't know where I have Steve Miller hidden in my brain but he made himself known. So random and weird.
Steve Miller

9 hours of sleep and needing to type up a 5 page paper on a community professional who is involved with addiction means that I don't get much chance to workout before work today.

Plus I need to leave for work a little earlier to go to the just opened Whole Foods. I think it has been over 10 years that the mention of a Boise Whole Foods started. I think this one was supposed to open in 2007, but with the bad market at the time they really postponed it. But today was opening day.

Idaho Grown

I don't have to stock up and gorge on some of my favorite things when I go to the Seattle or PDX Whole Foods. I also don't need a membership like the Co-Op and I don't have to drive across town to go to Natural Grocers.Whole Foods makes me happy!

Yesterday, I decided to register for 2 different 5K's coming up.

I picked the Hot Chocolate 5K. It will be on Dec. 29th. This is not THE Hot Chocolate 15K race, but a local race put on by the directors that did the Idaho Wine Run. I am not happy that it cost $30 for a 5K. I am a cheapskate that way. But I am looking forward to the route that it is run on and that there is almost 200 people registered with over another month to go.

This HC5K will be my 12th race in 2012. That makes me super happy. 12 races in 2012!

I also signed up for the New Years Day 5K that I did this year also. I picked the shirt option last year, but this year I chose the no-shirt option. This race only cost me $17 instead of $25 with the shirt.

There is a good chance I will wear nearly the same thing as the NYD2012 race.

I am also looking for warm running tights. I already had the Oiselle Lesley tights suggested, but the size I need is not in stock. What do you like to wear for cold weather running tights?

How often do you go to Whole Foods? I don't have a local Trader Joe's, but hopefully one day!


  1. I love Whole Foods! But the closest one is 40 minutes away, so I really have to need things from there to make the trip. :) I have never been to a Trader Joes, but hope to one day!

  2. I love my NIKE pro compression tights. They are awesome!


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