Monday, April 26, 2010

Super first race

On Saturday, I competed in my first Speed skating race at the Olympic Oval. Here I am with Alexis and Sam
I was number 455...pretty cool, ey?
I love Alexis. She is in my class, shes fast and fearless and has similar passion for skating. Shes a nut!
Me and Nick--from my step class. Nice speed suit Nick!
Alexis and Jamie--Jamie is a super kid! SO FAST!
This was an official race, with a bell and lap sign. Awesome!
Here are the 6 of us. 6 Girls racing together. It was awesome!
Here are the girls with Chris (but we thought his name was John, so we were cheering John the whole time). He wore his "crazy" shirt and we had a good time cheering for him.
During warmup. My nerves were wild, but I was also excited.
The begining of our first race--the 1000 meter. Thats 9 laps. 9 Laps is REALLY hard. Notice the start guy with his hand in the air? Hes holding a starting gun! YEAH BABY! It was awesome to have a gun sound.
Go go go! With it being 9 laps, I had planned NOT to waste myself out and not go fast.
Rick took some awesome pics, but this is my favorite!
Trying to catch Alexis...can you see how tired she is--practicly skating upright.
go go go
9 laps is REALLY hard
It was hard, but I just kept pushing and going
go go go!
nice basic position. I need to get lower though
I like my form here.
The end of the race. I took second place, behind Alexis. Nice work girl! I finished in 3 minutes 2 seconds. Amazing!!! I had no idea I could do that!
The start of the 500 Meter race--my favorite!
500 meter...Alexis is catching me!
This is my favorite picture. Right before I won the 500meter!
Alexis and I hugging--we love being competitive with each other. This group of girls was fantastic! I can't believe I won the 500! 4 1/2 laps. I tried to stay down in basic and just endured the pain. Alexis finish a very close second place..I think it was 3 tenths of a point behind me...I think.
I loved having my family there to cheer me on. The sign says, "My mom is faster then your mom!" LOL

After the first two races, we were supposed to do the 1500 meter--which is like 12 laps or something crazy like that. But they changed it and we only did 7 laps. I was sooo tired, I was pretty much standing the entire time. I came in Second to Alexis again. She is a powerhouse!
At the end we all got ribbons. YEA! :)

This was such a great experience and I'm so happy I got to skate and compete. When is the next race?!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Super Angie...Glitter Toes

I had a glitter toes party a few weeks ago. It was so much fun to have my friends come over, and many of them also brought their daughters. Tanith surprised me and wanted to have her nails done too. She sat so still.

It was a great party!!


Super Angie...protectors of the universe

My children will save the day!

Super Angie...Super Easter

I'm catching up on my blog...Easter was great this year. Woke to snow!!! The kids loved their baskets.

Super Angie... Our Tan

Tanith is such a fun little girl. She is really into crafts and coloring and will often entertain herself for hours, just coloring and drawing. I've never had a child do that before!

On Earth day, she made Rick and I these dinosaurs.

She also likes to do puzzels and play games. This morning she got out the Yahtzee and started tossing the dice around. So cute.

Love you Tan!

Super Angie...Super Dallin

Well, Dallin completed his first semester of Singapore Math in only 2 1/2 months--compared to the 5 months regular school students would do it in. YEA!!!

Way to go Dallin. I'm so proud of you! You worked so hard. You learned so many new math skills, and you mastering them. I'm so happy to see how you are growing and becoming calmer with math.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Super Angie...China!

I'm going to China again and I'm REALLY excited. I didn't think I would be going back, but once again, my friend Celeste put together an awesome tour that I just couldn't resist.

Date: Oct 21- 30
Beijing and the country side, plus a river cruise and of course the great wall.
Price: $1799 plus taxes etc. This is ALL Inclusive--flights, hotel, food etc

I'd love to have a traveling partner...anyone want to go?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Super Angie...goals

I have some new goals, that I must write about, so that I feel connected to them and committed.

I have 5 weeks until I compete at the Teva Mountain Games in vail, CO. I did this last year and got 3rd place!

I want to loose 10 lbs by then. I have already lost 2 of those 10. :)

I will do two 20 minute 90RPM bike sessions a day (except Sunday--thats my rest day).

I will also do one other thing each day--skate, climb or do weights.

I will get stronger for skating, hiking and climbing.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Super Angie...cruising the BLVD

While visiting Seattle, we just had to cruise the blvd in Kirkland... can it get any more lovely?

Super Angie...very American Fork

We love living right at American Fork canyon. The other day, I took the kids about 5 minutes from our house and we just hiked and played and played and hiked.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Super Angie...a sunday drive

I grew up going for car drives with my parents, so Sunday, after church, we ate a quick lunch of Teriakyi Chicken and then took off to Snoqualamie Falls. Ah, I LOVED it. I was suprised by how many people were there, but who could blame was a gorgeous Seattle day!

On Belay

On Belay
Brennan Top Roping

Climb On!

Climb On!
Dallin top roping