Sunday, August 22, 2010

Contrasting colors

A week ago on Saturday, I decided to paint Amy's closet. It's the first time her closet has been empty since we moved into our house 25 years ago this month. A perfect time to paint, right? While standing on the top step of an old step stool, I was painting the last corner, I leaned too far to the right and could feel myself falling. I over corrected only to fall hard! My paint brush flew out of my hand along with the almost empty paint can. I ended up on the floor of the closet. My tooth went through my lower lip, I knocked my head, bruised my hip, lower leg, upper arm...etc. Mike luckily was in the kitchen and came to my rescue. He first wanted to know what I did and then offered to pick me up but I just wanted to lay on the ground and not move and then I insisted that he first clean the carpet where the paint can fell which was not on the tarp (of course). He brought me ice and Advil and finished painting the last corner of the closet. I had a lump on my head for a week. On Friday, I noticed that my bruises were lovely shades of yellow and purple. I really love yellow and purple, they are amazing contrasting colors, actually my favorite colors, just not on my skin!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Breathtaking Saturday

Last Saturday, Mike and I ran a 10k at 10,000 feet above sea level all proceeds went to help the Sanpete Valley Hospital purchase health care equipment. We got up at 5 a .m. and left the house around 5:30 to drive south to Fairview and then into the mountains way above the city.

The views were amazing! We started above a beautiful lake and ended the run near a reservour where a mammoth was discovered in 1990.

The first part of the run was all uphill for at least 2 1/2 miles...extremely breathtaking! I believe at mile 2 1/2 I walked a few steps until I caught my breath. The best part was running downhill. I was never so glad to see a finish line in my life! Mike ran the whole way. He's so amazing. May I say that the optional activities were to go to a funeral or run with Mike in this race. I keep thinking that these runs will keep me alive and healthy longer.
Below is our one attempt at a photo using Mike's cell phone.

Photo note: do not shoot into the sun!