Friday, May 10, 2013

Cinco de Muddo Run

A months ago I came across a Groupon for a 5k obstacle mud run and my first thought was YES! I can do it!! (silly me...)

Josh was against the idea the entire time...and I mean every step of the way he was kicking and screaming. Let me explain:

  1. He is a sprinter not long distance runner
  2. He thought a 5k meant 5 miles (insert me laughing my head off)
  3. We later found out we were going to be moving into our new apartment on the same day
So the Cinco de Muddo Run was planned and my cousin Marty and Abby came along with us as well. We did very little training for the run during our preparation for the day. I figured I was running a mile or so 3x a week on the treadmill so 3 miles would be a cinch. 

We got to the ranch a little late and were the last ones to arrive in our wave. To our amazement and deep concern the first obstacle was to swim across a river. It was a muddy, slippery bank and the water was freezing so before I could chicken out I started swimming across with full force (I should have stretched before the fun too, oops). 

It was nice running through a forested area because it was quiet and we could actually run through it rather than meeting an obstacle every 100 yards (I later found out I had a few rashes on my arms and legs from running through the brush). The trail we ran on was very narrow!

We entered this "Fun House" which was NOT fun at all. We entered this dark maze made out of wood with tires and mud as a pathway. Let's just say my shoes did not survive....If you have ever had to use an outhouse just picture yourself walking through it!!

This is some of what my poor delicate body endured...

 Needless to say I did fail the course AND sprained my ankle BUT I got a medal for finishing :) #I'mnoquitter #neverenteringthearmy

This is what I thought I looked like.....

But my husband probably describes me more like this...

This was us at the end of the race. We were Team Rangers!!

So after a long morning of killing my body we got home and started packing up our stuff to move into our new apartment. Good thing our friends came by to help us, we would have died if we had to do it alone! My dad and sister happened to drive through town from Provo and I fully took advantage of that help as well. I love our new is still in the works but the best thing about any abode is wanting to come home after work and feeling peace and tranquility (our patio overlooks the grassy grill area we share with a few other apartments). It's an amazing view for an apartment complex, I even have a huge tree that gives us shade and we are on the 2nd floor. I've gotten Josh used to the good life and now he can't go back! HA HA he now appreciates the fact that we each have our own sink in the bathroom. Ohh the little things in life....

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ft Worth Arts Festival

I know it's been a while since I've written in my blog...It's like me trying to write in a diary (not gonna happen consistently but I try).

A few weeks ago Josh and I decided to try something new. We asked our friends John and Cassandra to come with us to an Arts Festival. Before the festival we went to this hole in the wall Mexican restaurant (I found a groupon online and thought it may be worth it). Food wasn't bad at all! Although the location looked iffy.

Then we got to the festival ...

The sun was out and it was a beautiful day with a slight chill when the wind blew. There was a lot of crazy looking art which of course was just up the alley for Josh (don't worry he will NOT be decorating any walls of our home). 

We got pulled aside by some guy asking if we wouldn't mind being interviewed and of course Josh threw me under the bus, "I don't want to do it" he exclaims, "But she will". "Um sure," I respond a little hesitant. He goes into his spiel telling me I'm going to be interviewed by Lea Michele (who happens to be standing in the middle of this crowd with over sized black sunglasses and 5 shades too dark). I was confused as I got closer to her and the guy says just go with it and then the camera was on.

(Disclaimer: I watch Glee and this was NOT Lea Michele no matter how much she wanted to be. Not even a mile close)

Apparently this young lady also named Lea Michele had made some painting/artwork on the set of Glee and she wanted my opinion on it. The conversation went something like this:

LM: Hi I'm Lea. I made this on the set of Glee. What would you pay for this?
M: Ummmm honestly? Like 10 bucks
LM: *Scoffs* Um ok well this is going for about $28,000 in New York!
M: Really?? What's made of geez??
LM: *Laughs* Well I can't tell you that! So what do you see when you look at this?
M: Hmmm it looks kinda cool, almost looks like you a bunch of magazine strips and glued them in different places and glossed over them. 
LM: Ok so would you hang this in your house.
M: Ohhh no. 
LM: Ok well thank you (insert M here...pretty sure she was rolling her eyes under her sunglasses)

I guess my frankness wasn't what they were looking for. But honestly I took one art class in college and all I could think of if Duchamp can make a toilet art this wannabe can make it somewhere too. I just didn't understand why she thought using the name of Lea Michele and saying that she made the artwork on the set of Glee would actually sell the piece of artwork. I guess they were expecting an idiot or ignoramus who would fawn at the feet of a "celebrity". EPIC FAIL. 

The experience was fun. There was music, art, food and lots of people watching. We loved it. 

Afterwards we went to the Water Gardens, which was just a few blocks away from the Art Festival.