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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 …

What To Do When The Power Goes Out

We had 13" of snow and snow drifts of 5-10 feet just down the street last week.

Freezing rain on top of all that snow, all the news reports suggested the power will be going out because of it.

They were not wrong.

So, what do you do when you were in the middle of laundry and had hopped on the treddy when the power went out?


You read magazines until it gets too dark then light some candles.


I wanted to get some form of workout in, so I really just hit the floor and did some stretching. I have been in need and need to do it way more often.

Fleece socks because it was starting to get cool
Then, opened up a Blue Moon. And waited til the power came back on. It was only 2.5hrs until it did.


How has your weather been lately? Any power outages to report?

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