Backyard Water Feature

Over the previous summer, Chad had been making a few comments about the waterfall. It bothered him that you could see the exposed backing from the side. He hated the metal trim that he had put in place to keep the wood from rotting. It annoyed both of us how quickly the well/bucket would run out of water.

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June Races

Back in January, June was going to be a rough month. In that we planned to participate in two half marathons that would give us good proof of time for races that would take place later in the year. As it became clearer (in April) and clearer (in May) that our main fall running event wouldn’t be taking place, I decided that we didn’t need to kill ourselves with half marathons in June anymore – especially if those half marathons would be virtual.

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The New Guest Bathroom

To start, I dug up an email that had the original blueprints for the house, and used a program to draw out new plans for the basement. It was then that I noticed that the bathroom that our builders designed was really strange. Fortunately, for a small fee (in the grand scheme of things) we could have all of that dug up and moved around, since I still wanted the bathroom in that general location.

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May Races

With the excellent May weather and Utah people still holding strong to their decision to spend as much time out of doors as possible, we still had trouble with using local parks for our races. The reason I enjoy using parks or running the trail near Kyla’s house is because I don’t like running with a camelbak. Then, while picking up a virtual race packet at Salt Lake Running company, I found a lovely handheld water bottle and pouch, and suddenly I was more than happy to traverse long stretches of running trail. That presented us with the Jordan River Trail which is smooth enough, flat enough, and gosh darn it, we like it. And in all of our times running the trail we still hadn’t come across any dead bodies NOR had we been murdered. So we used it for both virtual races.

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