Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Have You Missed Me?

Well, I figured since Joey has been gone for 5 months now and I haven't blogged since then, it was about time. So where have I been? What have I been doing? I know you are all dying to know, huh?

DIERKS BENTLEY CONCERT
April 25, 2008

My cute friend Lindsay Meintel, who is a talkshow host on the morning show for 101.5 The Eagle got BACKSTAGE TICKETS to Dierks Bentley, so Annie Sonntag, Lindsay and myself went and had a blast! Don't Dierks and I make such a cute couple? We also met Bucky Covington (former American Idol contestant) after the concert. He's the drunk hottie with long, blonde hair below.



NEW YORK CITY TRIP
April 2008

(to visit Emily, Lance and William Bullen)


It was so fun to play with Em in NYC for 4 days (and right before she moved home too). Lots of fun runs, going out to eat, shopping, broadway play, waiting in line to try and get into Saturday Night Live and downtown Manhattan nightlife. We went to Jersey Boys and it was absolutely fabulous. Thanks for letting Emily and I have so many girls days/nights out Lance! I even got to meet up with Jessica Baucom for a morning stroll through Central Park before I headed back home.



JAZZ PLAYOFF GAME
May 1, 2008

Annie, Lindsay and I got tickets to Game 6 in the first round of the playoffs - Jazz vs. Rockies. Our seats were actually pretty good. We had a blast and the Jazz even won this game too!

ST. GEORGE TRIATHLON
MAY 10, 2008

Well....I completed my first triathlon!! My friends and I went to St. George. Three of my friends (Kisty, Sue and Brooks) did the triathlon with me, however I must have thought I was Super Woman or something because I signed up for the Olympic distance and they all did the Sprint distance. It was definitely a tough race - 40 mph winds and white-capped waters during the 1.2 mile swim (the swim ended up being cancelled for Sprint race), a head wind during the entire 24 miles of biking and running in St. George's red sand to finish it off - but SO much fun! I can't wait to do my next one.

FUN FRIENDS
Kisty • Annie • Me • Kristen • Brooks

SAN DIEGO ROCK 'N' ROLL MARATHON
JUNE 1, 2008
What would I do without Erin? Not only is she my absolute best friend and confidante, but she is the best running partner ever! We have run so many races together over the last year. We had such a fun weekend trip to San Diego to run the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon (my FOURTH marathon - can you believe that?). Erin's cute mom, Julie came with us to be our cheerleader and chaperone :) Besides the marathon, we had fun shopping, eating and getting lost driving around in our rental car!

PRE-MARATHON
Here we are picking up our race packets


POST-MARATHON
I can't believe I am posting this 'beautiful' picture of me (haha!), but oh well....
I LOVE YOU ERIN!!!!

MAX'S GRADUATION
June 5, 2008

I cannot believe the baby of the Wood family is out of highschool now. Max is my hero! He excelled so much and I love bragging about my littlest brother. Max got Academic All-State in football, basketball and track; was awarded Highland High's Nick Caputo award; received many scholarships to help out with college; was valedictorian with a perfect 4.0 GPA; Senior Class President; and "Mr. Perfect" according to Highland High's school newspaper article, haha! I LOVE YOU MAX! Congratulations and good luck with everything ahead! I know you will be just the same in college.


WASATCH BACK RELAY RACE
June 20-21, 2008
12 crazy girls, 181 miles, and 32 hours later our Highland Highschool team FEAR THE RAM made it from Logan to Park City. This is the second year I have done this race and each year gets better. This year I was runner #9 in the second van, so it switched it up A LOT from last year. We had a blast and it was so fun to be able to spend so much time with my highschool girls! Love you guys!

First leg of the race on Friday afternoon


Van #2 (Runners 7-12)
Me • Lindsey Fairclough Little • Lezlie Wagner •
Lauren Nelson Foulger • Megan Burton Woodley • Jessica Baucom


Camping out in between legs at East Canyon
Dunham, Rex, and Brandon & Katie Plewe came up to cheer us on and help us party!


Second leg of the race....there's nothing like running in the middle of the night.
My second leg was absolutely beautiful as I ran along Echo Lake at almost 3:00 am


Third leg - RAGNAR!!! (well, I ran the first part of the Ragnar hill - Lauren was amazing and ran the actual Ragnar) This stretch of the race was crazy - running in the middle of the day, straight up hill, on a dirt trail. I climbed over 1450 feet in elevation in just 3.6 miles. Lauren ran after me and climbed over 1600 feet elevation in 4 miles. I was so nervous for this leg, but we ROCKED it!


ALMOST THERE!!


Team #134 (most of us) at the finish line

STRESS FRACTURE!
BOO HOO!

How sad is this? I guess this is what I get for running too much. Last week, I went for my usual run and thought I was going to die I was in so much pain. I went to InstaCare to get an x-ray and they gave me this beautiful boot and I have to wear it for at least A MONTH, no running for one to maybe two months. I am so sad!!! I guess I will just have to bike and swim more....

FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND TRIP TO ISLAND PARK

We had such a fun weekend at Rylan Hayes' cabin in Island Park. We watched fireworks along the lake (look at Brandon's great photography, watched episode after episode of Arrested Development, ate delicious food, boated, laid out, fished, hot tubbed and just RELAXED for the weekend. I had so much fun. Thanks Ry for a fabulous weekend!


Don't worry....I still managed to waterski with my gimpy foot. The waterski boot is just like my medical boot, right? Haha! The water was just too perfect, glassy and beautiful - plus Rylan made me....


13 comments:

RANDY WOOD said...

Loving the pictures... FINALLY you re-enter the blogosphere my good sista! .... love hoe you and Dirk Bentley or whatever his name is are like BFF>.... come to D.C.!!!

--randeezy

Katie said...

looking beautiful and having such a great time. Sure love ya! coming in next wed. lets play I will be in town for two weeks i'll call ya

Barnes said...

I am so thankful for an update. I have been wondering how you are doing. This caught me up on most things, except your boy life. We will have to do some catching up there soon!

Uncle Scott said...
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Uncle Scott said...

WOW, you have been a busy girl since your last blog entry. Where is your pic of your "Team Dad" for the "Ram Fear" girls??

Love ya,
OM

Dana Mania said...

I have missed you so much! I was just expecting to hear from you in two years! :) I'm just a little jealous that you stood that close to Dierks Bentley...I hope you kissed him! Good to get caught up on your life!

jmb said...

This is an AMAZING post. That you so much for the update (even though I knew most of it everybody loves pics)

laura said...

finally, a new post! Great pictures! It was fun to see you last week...you should come around more often!

Ben & Natalie said...

You are alive. I have tried to keep updated on your fun & exciting life through facebook now. Love all of the pictures & welcome back to the blogging world

Allison said...

I am glad you decided to blog again. And you don't mess around. One adventure after another.

Kristy, Bill and a Spoiled Golden Retriever said...

Hey Tara- so Bill and I totally ran into your brother last Sunday at church. He's working right in our area.

Molly said...

Whoa.... what a post! Lindsay Meintel is the coolest. that girl has the hook ups. Ask her about how her and I had to be the commentators at the High School Lacrosse Championship on Park City TV.... soooo embarrasing!

Wasatch back was killer... it would have been fun to be in your car.

Fallin' in love with the south said...

Tara-

Remember me? Your fellow hygiene buddy....Stacy Nogueira. I miss your cute smile and would love to hear more about what you're up to. You seem to be having a blast. Give me the gory details someday via text or via phone call.

All my love, STACY