This is a personal entry but I wanted to write a little about my experience in my 5th half marathon. I finished the 13.1 miles in 2 hours 2 minutes which was a personal record. I really couldn’t have done it without my running partner and friend Mindy Lund. We also had the best cheering section that included Eric Hovey, Kryn Howell, Tonnie Lowry, Rob Lund, and our kids.
The race started early at 6:55 am and Mindy and I showed up at 6:54…..a little late getting to the start but we didn’t worry because we had 13.1 miles to warm up. The temp was a little cool at 32 degrees but warmed up quickly once the sun came up. We were able to see all of your friends and family along the way from mile 1 with Eric playing paparazzi photo shoot to Jill and Dan at mile 3 by Coors Field. It was great seeing you guys there. Mile 1-5 were great except that hill on 17th by the University Club. I hate that hill! The run around the park by the zoo was pretty good but that is where mind started playing those mind games. I hate mile 7 for some reason mile 7 always kicks my butt. Well mile 7 happened to be in the park and once again I struggled but Mindy talked me through the course and on we went to mile 8 and 9. At mile 10 we ran passed a lady that said “Sorry I have to slow down this is my first race since beating breast cancer.” Amazing that she can be out here after beating cancer and apologizing to us for running slow. You go girl! If you can beat cancer than I need to suck it up and finish strong! Cheeseman park brought the biggest hill but we kicked some ass and off we went to mile 12. Mindy looks at me and says, “How much gas do you have? How bad to you want to reach your goal?” I mumbled, “Let’s do it” She quickly picked up the pace and off we sprinted to the finish line. That was the fastest last mile I’ve run in a very long time. My goal was under 2 hours but my finish time of 2:02 was a great accomplishment for me.
Many thanks to Eric and our kids for all of the support during the training season. Thank you to my mom for coming up to watch me race it really meant a lot to me. Many thanks to Rob and Tonnie for the cheering and of course Mindy you were my rock. Thank you friend!
Mindy and I at mile 1
Echo Mountain Wedding Site
Today is Eric’s Birthday, so Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband I love you!
Today we drove up to visit Greg at Echo Mountain Resort outside of Evergreen and Idaho Springs. The drive was gorgeous especially with the changing colors. Bright yellows, oranges, and reds shimmering in the sunshine and rain. We arrived at Echo Mountain and were escorted around the venue. What a beautiful backdrop they have with the several peaks on display from the ceremony site. If I was envisioning a Colorado mountain wedding, this would be a backdrop I would have in mind. They are able to comfortably host 100-120 people for the ceremony and reception. The reception is held in one building with the bar, dancing, and photo booth set up in the other building. A garage door allows for guests to move in and out easily and looks cool. They also have a fire pit that can be lit for your guests to warm up on those cool mountain evenings. You can bring in your vendors and Echo Mountain handles the bar.
Greg it was great talking with you and hopefully we will be working together soon.
On Thursday, Sept, 29th, we donated our booth to the Beacon Center which is an after school program that services over 1000 kids. It is open during those “critical” hours from when kids get out of school until their parents get home from work, special holidays, and during the summer. The after school program buses the kids in from their schools and assists them with their work, other service projects, and much more. The staff is great and they run an awesome program.
My husband, Eric, was the photo booth host for the night and had a great time. The families were able to get in the booth, dress up, laugh, and enjoy each other as a family!
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your “Family Dinner”. We had a great time and look forward to seeing you all again.
This is our first blog about Red Door Photo Booth. We have finally caught up with the times and are excited to be blogging (is that the word you use). I wanted to say Hi and let you know what our blog entries will be about. Many will be stories about our weddings and events, hiring tips, why you need a photo booth at your wedding or event, and funny photo booth pictures. Eric and I look forward to posting weekly and I hope you all enjoy the posts!
Thank you for your continued support of Red Door Photo Booth!