We were so irresponsible and stayed up until 4:30 am watching the Truman show and Independence Day. Then, a few hours later we had a delicious breakfast of fruit and waffles. Yum! Short, but fun! I'm so grateful for good friends. I've known Lindsey and Jayce since high school in Colorado and am so glad we're all still hangin out...now with spouses! =D
Sunday, May 24, 2009
This weekend we went with some friends up to stay a night at their parents cabin. We had such a good time! Anyone ever played the game Blurt?! I LOVE that game and want to add it to our somewhat nonexistant collection of games. =D There were hours of intellectual talk about everything from signs of the times, to aliens, to politics, to dropping seals on a country to cause havvok...hahhaha. Jayce said something about using seals to invade a country and I thought he was talking about the animal--I thought it was a strange strategy, but it might work. Then they told me he meant Navy Seals. Oops!
Look at how hard core these guys are?! I knew I was in trouble when they started pulling out the knee and elbow pads and attaching them to the bikes for the ride down. They are not afraid of speed! This is Faozi and Laina, our Tahitian friends who live below us at Wymount. They took us on a single track trail that was so narrow, the trees brush each arm as you ride! Then occasionally, it opens up to show you the drop off on one side. That's the part that was a mental challenge for me...as soon as I pictured myself falling toward that slope, that's exactly what I did. I didn't fall far though and just had a few bruises. I'll need a little more practice this season before I hit this one again. Fun trail though! I want to be able to do it this summer.
Two helpful tips from Faozi:
1. Look further up the trail. When you look down close to where you're riding, it's harder to keep your balance.
2. When there's an obstacle coming up, be aggressive and hit it hard. When you hesitate, you lose power.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I'm finally getting around to posting about the afternoon I spent with my friends Kristi and Maria from school. We just went climbing on a wall up Rock Canyon right here in Provo. It was a much needed break from studying!! Maria was belaying me...and she's so tiny, I had to have a lot of faith in the little pulley system. But she knew what she was doing and did a great job! I was glad that I went first because Maria and Kristi were so fast! I was so impressed. Maria assured me that it's hardest to go up first because you don't have the advantage of seeing the route that someone else took. I think she was just trying to make me feel better. Anyway, I'm hooked and can't wait to go again! Let's do it girls...next Friday? [Maria, send me the pic of all three of us and I'll add it to this post!]