Wednesday, June 12, 2019

blogging the bach 16.5

The NBA finals messed up the bach schedule last week. Celsey and I watched later in the week. I was having some computer problems and didn't get started very quickly. The main points are...
-Luke S left on his own. I knew he would go home, but I was surprised he left on his own.
-the group date was way better than last week
-ALLLLL the conversation with Luke P was exhausting and so bizarre. Why did that date continue to go on? It was painful to watch. Please send him home and get him signed up for therapy.
-the previews for next week look like a whole lot more drama
-our brackets are pretty well dead at this point. It's bad and also really funny.


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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Beauty Time Thursday-new products

I’ve gotten a few new products lately that I’m excited about. Some of these items were sent to me for testing purposes and some I purchased. 

Getting my FabFitFun box is one of my favorite things. It comes once every quarter, and it feels like Christmas every time. This time I got silicone wine glasses, a clay mask, shower gel and body lotion, blush, rose hydrating spray, cleansing oil, rose gold mask, foot mask, exfoliating scrub, and hair bands. It’s such a great deal, and I love having new full size products to try. 


I got these System Professional products to try from Influenster. My hair has had more issues the past couple of years and needs more hydration. The conditioner smells so good and the mask leaves my hair feeling great. 

I’ve been using the Laneige lip mask for a while so I was excited to try the gloss. It is so good. 

Maxi Lip is a lip plumper that doesn’t use snake venom. It increases the peptides and makes lips a little pinker and a little plumper. I used it daily for a couple of weeks and definitely noticed a difference. I need to get back to using it. 


I ran out of toner and wanted to try something new. This is a spray and does what it says-energizes and brightens skin. It’s a lot lighter than others I have used in the past. I really like it. 

It’s been fun trying new products lately. Is there anything else I should try?


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

blogging the bach 15.4

Almost everyone missed last week so we started out with a recap of last week. The main point is that Luke P got told to settle down and Cam is gone. We saw more of pilot Pete and we like him.
who's watching: Krista, Megan, Celsey, Alicia, and Adam for a little bit

Chris Harrison comes in and tells them they are leaving LA..in one hour. Everyone is so excited. 

Date #1-one on one with Jed
They walk around and explore Boston and Hannah makes up random things about Boston. They talk about how they are happy to be there with each other. She has a surprise, and it's time at the Celtics arena. They end the night with dinner and some honesty. Jed saw the opportunity to grow his music and then ended up starting to fall for her. She appreciates the honesty, gives him the rose, and is so grateful to be in this with him.

Date #2-group date-True love requires blood, sweat, and tears
Dylan, Matteo, JPJ, Connor, Garrett, Dustin, Devin, Grant, Peter, Kevin, Mike, Luke S, Luke P
The previews for the group date look a little intense. Rugby is basically like football only more intense. The blue team is killing the green team. John Paul Jones runs away with the ball. Kevin hurts his shoulder and has to go in the ambulance. Luke P is ready to fight for Hannah. The other guys do not like it. He body slammed Luke S, and all the guys are starting to get mad. Kevin is still at the hospital, but everyone else is ready for the evening. Hannah talks to Luke P first. They have a little bit of an awkward conversation. Luke P says he doesn't want her to question his character. She talks to Luke S. She still seems to believe him until all the other guys say the same thing about Luke P being the problem. All the guys leave the two Lukes to talk, and the newest rivalry becomes Luke against Luke. Garrett tells Hannah he has a crush on her. Pilot Pete has some good time with her. Garrett gets the rose. 

Date #3-Tyler
Hannah is very emotional after the group date. She really likes LUke P and doesn't know what to think about him. She is bawling on the pier. Tyler comes for the date. Hannah is still upset. She tells Tyler she wants to have fun, but she doesn't know if she can. Tyler says he will be there for her no matter what. They have fun catching lobsters. Hannah tells Tyler she thought he was a player. Tyler says he almost didn't come because his dad had to have surgery. He is exactly what she needed today and he gets the rose. Here is the concert I was expecting earlier. 

Cocktail party/rose ceremony
Hannah hopes to get clarity tonight. Peter asks Hannah to be his girlfriend. There's more Luke P drama. He blames it on Luke S and pulls up the definition of psychopath. Luke S talks to Hannah and says his future tequila business has nothing to do with why he is there. He confronts Luke P who then goes to Hannah. There is a bunch of run around and a bunch of bull. Hannah comes to talk to both of them and then...to be continued.





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Monday, June 3, 2019

Beauty Time Thursday-May Empties


Redken color extend conditioner-fave shampoo and conditioner 
Amika dry shampoo-smells so good 
Bath and Body Works body cream-my fave
KMS sea salt spray-I love this spray, but it’s kind of impossible to find. They may have rebranded, but I haven’t been able to find it again. 
Laura Mercier translucent powder-love
Tarte shape tape concealer-I have mixed feelings about this. It took me a long time to like it. It is very full coverage-maybe too full at times. 
Dr. Brandt no more baggage eye cream-love and I feel like it does help
Benefit Bang mascara-I really like this mascara 

I’ve been using most of these products for quite a long time. I buy many over and over. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Blogging the Bach 15.3


Who’s watching: Monday night tradish was on pause tonight due to Memorial Day. I joined Bonnie and her crowd tonight.

Group date #1
My computer was updating forever so I missed the names of the guys on the date. I’m still trying to figure out who everyone is so I definitely didn’t know who all was there. 
The first half of the date was teaching the guys the pains of being a woman pregnant, in labor, breastfeeding, changing diapers, and comforting crying babies. The guys were good sports and it was pretty hilarious. Everyone here was laughing so hard at the labor simulation. 
They left the baby biz for a cocktail party. Jed grabs Hannah first and they throw chicken nuggets over the balcony to make a wish. Mike opens up about a past relationship. Cam attempts to interrupt 3 times. Was that his idea? Or did the producers keep sending him in? I CANNOT BELIEVE I PICKED CAM. I could not have made a worse choice. Also, why is he wearing a hoodie with his shirt? Cam gets interrupted and the drama is in full force. Meanwhile John Paul Jones is in the corner eating chicken nuggets and we’re loving it. Her conversation with Tyler is so awkward but she seems to love it. Mike gets the rose for being bold. Maybe encouraging the guys to be bold is not working out for all of them (ahem Cam)

Date #2-Connor S 
We see Hannah in a hospital bed while Connor is waiting for his date. He gets a note from Hannah saying she isn’t feeling great and he should come over. He bought flowers and soup and went to Hannah’s hotel. She is feeling better but they are going to stay there. Connor opens up about an experience he had when he was younger. His mom had a stroke while their family was skiing. He leaves notes all over so she can remember him, and she loves that. She brings him back for the rose and a private concert. 

Date #3-Group Date
Before the date, we find out Tyler G had to leave. They don't say anything else but apparently he was abusive to past girlfriends.
The date is a photo shoot..with other ladies..animals. Demi is there to see what the guys are doing when Hannah isn't around. They listen in on what the guys are saying. No one really says anything shady. They start the photo shoot, and the guys are pretty cute. Luke P is not even a little happy about her pictures with Peter. He insists on more pictures so he can have a little more time. He starts the cocktail party with her by saying that the other guys don't have what it takes. Hannah calls him out and tells him his confidence/cockiness bothers her. She tells him she wants that to change. She ends the conversation and Luke does not agree with any of it. He attempts to interrupt a couple of times, and she doesn't let him. "This guy wants to sink his own ship, and I am not going to get in his way." That is most definitely what is happening. Luke is about to lose his mind. Hannah tells his she is calling the shots and wants to talk to everyone before she talks to him again. She has a good amount of time with Peter, and he gets the rose. I really wish I would have picked him as my bracket winner. Before she gives the rose, she has a final talking to with Luke.

Tailgate party/Rose ceremony
Cam tells the guys he needs to talk to Hannah first because he has something he needs to tell her. He tries to tell a sad story, and no one is really buying it especially Mike. He tells Hannah what Cam did before the party, and she is not very happy. She talks to Cam and calls him out on it. She tells all the guys she won't be giving any pity roses.
Peter, Mike, and Connor S have roses. Jed, Tyler, Dustin, Dylan, Grant, Luke P, Garrett, John Paul Jones, Matteo, Devin, Luke S, Kevin get roses. Cam is gone. I thought he would be there for at least one more week. My bracket is officially busted. I am pretty sure all our brackets are busted. It will be interesting to see who actually wins. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

blogging the bach 15.2

who's watching: Celsey, Amanda, Megan, and maybe Shawn

group date #1-pageant life drag style
"this is the theme of the season. everyone looks good until they open their mouth"--Megan
These poor guys have no idea how to walk especially in a speedo
"He looks like Zach from saved by the bell in that speedo"--Megan about Luke P
"I need to crawl inside my own skin right now"--Megan
Luke tells Hannah he is starting to fall in love with her (yes they have been there for about 5 hours total) as his talent wins the title of Mr. Right and none of us are very impressed.
Hannah and Luke have some one on one time and Luke talks about falling in love again.
She also has time with Jed and thankfully gives him the rose. 

date #2-Tyler G-Falling in Love can be messy
They're already bringing out the helicopter. They fly to the middle of nowhere and ride 4 wheelers in the mud in her all white outfit. This date feels way more awkward than Hannah is saying it is. Maybe it's too early in the season, but we're really not into this around here. 

date #3-group date
The 3 guys that aren't getting a date this week are already whining. Cam stays home and plays his harmonica.
The guys on the date are at a roller derby. They are all so terrible and fall everywhere, and it is hilarious. They are mostly good sports about it. There is only one guy that knows how to skate so naturally his team wins. A few of the guys get their time with her, and then Cam(who isn't on the date) busts in with a bouquet of flowers. The guys are pretty mad, and I'm not happy either. I picked him as the winner on my bracket, and I have some major regrets. He may not have any more friends after tonight. 

Cocktail Party/Rose Ceremony
Hannah comes in and is very emotional. Everyone thinks something bad happened, but really she is just emotional. Hannah talks to a couple of guys and then Cam comes to interrupt again. 
We happened to pause as Tyler G was coming up to talk to her. We asked Shawn what he thinks about the shoes. "They look like pajama shoes."

Jed, Tyler G, Dustin already have roses. Tyler C, Garrett, Devin, Connor S, Luke P, Dylan, Luke S, Mike, Peter, Kevin, Jonathan, Joey, Matteo, John Paul Jones, Grant, Cam all get roses. She tells the guys she will continue to look for guys that make bold moves. 




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Monday, May 13, 2019

blogging the bach 15.1

who's watching: the whole girl gang is here-Celsey, Alicia, Amanda, Megan

We've been waiting for a few months for this season to start. This time we filled out our brackets before starting to watch so it will be interested to see how the season goes.

We meet the guys and the puns are pretty out of control. It might be the guys trying to match her sense of humor or it might be a publicity stunt or who knows what. We aren't sure what to think of these dudes so far. I was busy buying a new phone so I missed most of the intros. 

Demi and Katie listen in and decide it's time to tell Hannah that Scott has a girlfriend. She is not happy and sends his butt home even though he tries to argue his way to stay. Luke P goes to find her and comfort her. 

Cam got the first impression from the after the final night and Luke P gets the other. 
Mike, Connor S, Matthew, Connor J, Jed, Dustin, Joey, Devin, Peter, Dylan, Matteo, Jonathan, Tyler C, Tyler G, Daron, Luke S, GArrett, Grant, Kevin, John Paul Jones are all still here. A lot of our brackets are in serious trouble.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Beauty Time Tuesday-April Empties


Bath and Body works foaming soap-must have 
4 life enummi body cream-works really well. They are changing their products so this isn’t going to be available anymore and I’m sad. 
Bath and Body Works body cream -love 
Ole Henriksen toner-Liked it but didn’t necessarily love it. 
Mario Badescu vitamin C serum-so many people talk about the importance of vitamin c so I added it to my nightly routine. I didn’t necessarily notice a difference. 
NYX photo finisher primer-I really like this. I bought it again but have decided I need to mix it up with other printers. 
Clinique chubby lash mascara-love
Mary Kay lash love lengthening mascara-love
MAC eyelash primer-love
Intuition razor-love 

I haven’t tried many new products because I’m trying to use up what I have before buying more things. 

Monday, April 1, 2019

beauty time Tuesday...January-March empties

It’s been a while since I’ve done an empties post so I have quite a bit to catch up on. The app I was using for posting stopped working so I kind of took a bit of a hiatus while I got that figured out. 
Purple nail polish remover-the best kind 
Batiste tropical dry shampoo-my fave drugstore dry shampoo
Skin&Co shower gel-liked ok
NYX photo loving primer-I got this at a favorite things party and really liked it. The price point is a little higher than I expect from NYX but I do like it. I bought it again at CVS with a coupon. 
Black caviar body scrub-LOVE 
Tarte lights camera lashes mascara-LOVE. It has a primer and totally stays put. 
Bath and Body Works lotions and soaps-I always love all of their products and use them daily. 
Intuition razor refills-that’s all I use. 

Detox bath salts-so nice after a long run
Bubble bath-I used it because I had it. I liked it but I probably wouldn’t buy again. 
Ahava hand cream-liked it 
LancĂ´me 24 hour foundation-LOVE
Big sexy hair spray and play-LOVE
4Life cleanser-they are changing the formula. I do really like it though. 
Kristen Ess Dry shampoo-I like this a lot. It’s in between drug store and salon quality and price. 
Moroccan oil conditioner-smells really good and works well
Mandarin coriander cleaning spray-LOVE
Victoria’s Secret roller ball-LOVE 
Clinique mascara-love
Benefit they’re real mascara-love
Bath and Body works lotion, soap, sanitizer-see above 
Bath and Body Works-always Love 
Moroccan oil shampoo-smells so good
Big Sexy Hair Spray&Play hairspray-love 
Intuition razor-love
Kristen Ess texture spray-love but maybe not the price 
NARS blush-love
Too faced better than sex mascara-not my fave
Clinique mascara-love
Monistat chafing gel-I use this for face primer and it works so great 

I emptied a lot of favorite products over the past few months. I have tried a few new things that mostly I liked. 



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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Blogging the Bach 23.11 part 2

Who’s watching:Celsey and fam are headed out of town tomorrow so I am watching with Erin tonight.
I’m still mad they didn’t just finish this thing last night. To be fair, I have seen quite a few spoilers although I still don’t really know how it’s all going to play out.

Everyone is gone so the only thing left is to figure out what is going to happen with Cassie. Colton knocks on her door and wants to talk. She seems surprised although none of us are surprised (at least I am not). They go downstairs and talk. Colton tells her the other girls are gone. She acts surprised but also seems like she is smiling behind her hand. He asks her to go to Spain to meet his family and she says yes. 

Colton talks to his family for about 3 minutes and tells them the quick story. Cassie is so nervous. They meet the fam, and his family gets to the tough questions right away. They both talk to each of his parents. They don’t want him to get hurt again, but he assures them he is so in love. They leave and say goodbye for the day.

They have their final date the next day/night. Usually the see the city date is a little lame, but this is the date they got. Part of the date included repelling down to have a picnic. He was shaking so much. They finished their date, had dinner, went to the fantasy suite and the rest is history. They are happy and in love, and Colton moved to LA. They finish the show with a montage of memories and a concert from Air Supply. I know a lot of people think this whole thing is a load of crap, but I am actually really excited for them and hope they’re happy.

Hannah B is the next bachelorette. We meet a few of the guys from her season, and she is pretty awkward. Hopefully she gets a little more comfortable over the next few days. Hannah gives the rose to the rapper except she forgets to ask if he will accept the rose. She tries again and gets it right and her journey begins. 


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Monday, March 11, 2019

Blogging the Bach 23.11-The Finale


Who’s watching: Celsey, Amanda, Megan, and me and Alicia came part way through.

We start where we left off last week-with the infamous fence jump. Chris Harrison seems in the least control than we have ever seen in the history of the show. I also heard him say in some interviews last week that Colton was actually lost. They find him finally and the first thing they ask is if he is ok. Clearly he is not ok. He tried to run away from the show. They eventually get him to calm down a little and not run away into the night in Portugal. 

Chris Harrison goes to talk to him the next day. They chat a bit. Colton feels like he cannot go on with Cassie. Chris asks “what if at the end of this she just isn’t that into you?” That’s probs not exactly what he wants to hear. He wants to be with Cassie and that is all. 

Colton goes to visit Tayshia. It is awkward. He gets to the point pretty quickly. Neither one of them have much to say. They go into her place because she wants to get away from the cameras. They both cry a little and then say goodbyes and then they cry some more. Instead of waiting for the show to play out and then have the girls come to the after the final, they have Tayshia come out and talk to Chris. Something is weird. Colton comes out and things are still weird. Also, what has happened to Colton’s hair? It kind of looks like a ski jump (Megan). They talk a little and suddenly she feels better.

The next scene is Hannah writing in her journal. Unlike Tayshia who probably should have known what was coming, she has had no signs of this. He comes in and tells her right away he loves Cassie. She definitely is not expecting that. He then tells her he thought it was going to be her-probs not the best thing to say. She is so upset and can’t believe it. He says he doesn’t know if he is making the right decision a couple of times. They both cry and then he leaves and they cry some more. Hannah comes out on stage and says it has been so hard for her to watch the season. She talks about love and says she is not in love with him. Colton comes out. Hannah has a lot of questions most of which she probably really doesn’t want to hear the answers to. She calls him out for doing the same thing to her that Cassie did to him. It ends ok with a goodbye.

In what seems like a giant waste of time, Ben Higgins, Blake, Jason, and Garrett come out and shoot the breeze for 15 minutes. That basically took the place of his over night date with Hannah that didn’t happen.

We see Cassie packing up and saying she is ready to get home. I have thought this whole time that Cassie’s dad is what got to her. This time is really seems less like that. Colton goes to talk to her and then the show is over for the night. Even though the marathon 3 hour finale is rough, we all prefer that. This double night business is annoying. 

To be continued...



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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

blogging the bach 23.9/10-fantasy+women tell all


We definitely watched the fantasy suite night although there wasn't much fantasy going on. I was too busy working to sit down and blog, but I have plenty to say about it.

The date with Tayshia is pretty irrelevant at this point. There were plenty of sexual innuendos on that date, and I am pretty sure Tayshia thought she was the one-the winner and the one to take his v card. The morning after looked a little less happy, and I wonder how she will felt the day after the date.

The date with Cassie started out fine. They had a good time exploring the city. Things seemed to be going well...until Colton tells Cassie her dad did not give his blessing. Things went straight downhill from there. Cassie is afraid she won't get to the point of knowing she wants to be engaged to Colton in time. Her dad comes and gives her more doubts. She decides she is going to leave, puts on a fancy dress, and goes to see and tell Colton. They talk a little, but mostly they cry and he shakes. Colton tells Cassie he loves her and she is the one. She is confused, doesn't know much, and finally leaves. He says he loves her. She says she loves him and leaves. I don't think this is the end of Cassie.

We have been waiting all season for the fence jump. Colton goes back in the treehouse, shuts the door, comes back out, rips off his mic, and jumps the fence. We knew it was coming, but I had no idea he was going to get lost on the other side. We can't wait to see what happens from here. I don't think there are many options, but it will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

Onto women tell all also known as women scream all. There is so much yelling. It is always funny to see the girls that left on night one have so much to say. There is fighting..so much fighting. After lots of yelling, we finally get some girls in the hot seat. Demi is first. She is proud of who she is and thinks that is the definition of maturity. She alludes to the fact that she hasn't seen her mom yet. We will definitely see her on paradise. Nicole is next. Apparently she cried a lot and also loves halo top ice cream. She gets a year supply and the audience all gets some too. Hannah B is next in the hot seat. She gets to re-do her first date toast. Caelynn goes to the hot seat, and she is the one I really want to see how it goes. She cries a lot. 

Colton comes out. Demi is more ridiculous. Caelynn is still really upset. He doesn't have any answers for her, and they move on to Hannah B. She is making a strong case to be the next bachelorette. They talk about the fence jump a little. Colton looks so nervous, and then they show bloopers-some were funny and some not so much.

Can it be next week already? We just want to know what happens. Also why didn't we hear a word from Heather?


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Monday, February 25, 2019

blogging the bach 23.8...home towns

who's watching-Celsey, Alicia, Amanda, Alexis, and Shawn 

It's home town week, and I have already seen a bit of commentary from friends.We're excited to see how this goes.

Date #1-Caelynn
They meet, have ice cream, smash it in their faces, and go meet the family. There are a lot of people there. They have some one on one chats, and Colton asks for permission to propose. For a hot second it seems like he might not say yes and then he does. They say goodbye to the family and Caelynn tells Colotn she loves him. They kiss and he leaves.

Date #2-Hannah G
Before they go to meet the family, they take an etiquette class. We all agree it's kind of the worst. "Who picked this date?"--Shawn "Why?"--Shawn.. Colton gets in a fair amount of trouble and they leave to go meet the family where he is in trouble again. Her mom is less than thrilled with Colton's toast. With a little bit of time (and only a little), both parents come around to the idea of Colton. Hannah tells Colton she is falling in love, and Colton says it back.

Date #3-Tayshia
Tayshia blindfolds Colton, kisses him and takes him in the car. He has never droven with her-I'm dying. They jump out of a plane and are with her family about 5 minutes later. Tayshia is the little bit younger version of her mom. Her dad has some really good questions. Colton asks for permission to propose and he doesn't give it right away. After talking to Tayshia, he gives them his blessing. Their date is the longest so far. "She just seems like she wants to win"--

Date #4-Cassie
Cassie takes Colton to the beach. She tries to teach him to surf. He's not that great.
"She seems fake"
"They're all fake"-Shawn
Colton wants to hear from Cassie how she feels, and she isn't ready to say it. They go visit her family. Her family is emotional. He asks for permission and her dad says it's a little premature for that request. Cassie still doesn't tell Colton her feelings.

Hannah and Tayshia get the first 2 roses. At this point I knew Cassie was getting the last rose. The edit of her hometown was to make us think she would go home which means she is for sure staying. Also, Caelynn really loves him a lot which means she is going home. She is completely blindsided and I think she will be the next bachelorette. The previews look dramatic and we might actually see the fence jumping. 



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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thanksgiving 2018

Since I haven't gone to St. George for Thanksgiving the past several years, I always find other things to do to celebrate the holiday week/weekend.

Wednesday was a pretty low key day. I went down to Lehi to pick up my packet for the Thankful 13 race the next day.


Celsey invited family over to celebrate Rem's birthday. 


I ran the Thankful 13 half marathon on Thanksgiving morning.

I hurried home to get ready to go to the Anderson's for Thanksgiving dinner. They are always so kind to include me with their family. After the running joke 2 years earlier about barely eating (since that was meal #1 out of 3), I made sure to fill my plate this time. 

We enjoyed a nice meal, relaxed in the hot tub and pool, and had a great day.

The rest of the weekend was also pretty relaxed. It was perfect.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

13.1..Thankful 13 round 2

After running the Thankful 13 the year before, several others of our running friends wanted to run it and get the cool medal and shirt. We had a little bigger crowd this year, and it was fun to all do it together.

JoAnn, ReNae, Judy and I met to pick up our packets and race materials the day before. Unfortunately JoAnn was having some hip problems and wasn't able to run with us. She did come to pick up her stuff.


We all met on Thanksgiving morning to start the race together. Donna and her friend started a little early. Sharon, Mike, ReNae, Todd, Judy and I all started together. Judy, Mike and I ran the first few miles together. Judy and I stayed together the whole time.

The course runs through neighborhoods but also on trails. There are some really parts of the run.

Every mile marker had a gratitude quote and there were many signs along the way of what people are thankful for. Those are my favorite parts of the race.

The first 10 miles went really well. We ran really strong and the weather was pretty good. Judy started to lose a little steam and a little balance so we stuck even closer together for the last 3 miles. It also started raining at that point. We were very happy when we crossed the finish line.

We crossed the finish line, hopped in the car, and hurried home to get ready for Thanksgiving dinner. It is a really good race and a great way to start the holiday.

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