Thursday, June 30, 2011

Scott'sbluff, Nebraska~ Dinner on the Farm


June 28

Drove all day. Dinner and visit with Keith's cousin Bruce and his sweet wife Debbie on their farm in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Such a nice visit with them both. So much warmth and hospitality. Debbie outdid herself, trying to make things nice for us.


This land is different. So very, very flat. So much open space and big sky. One of the kids noticed that the air feels heavier. More humid than where we come from. Without the mountains, I feel a little lost. A little vulnerable. Like I can't get my bearings. Where is north, which way is east? But I like this difference. These empty, flat plains seem so peaceful to me. 

Like you can breathe.
Like you can just feel.
And be.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lovely Lentils, Plus a Whole Foods Trick


As I was just sitting down to eat my lunch, (I'm home from church alone because of more issues from the dreaded cleanse. Sore throat, hoarse voice, and chest congestion. I'm crossing my fingers that this is the end of my detox issues.)  I thought to myself, "This is just so good, it has to be shared with my blog buds. (The real secret was that I wanted to play with my fun camera!)

Anyways, I made a huge salad last night and almost always enjoy the leftovers for my lunch the next day.

It was beautiful, healthy, full of raw veggie goodness, and truly filling.

red leaf lettuce
yellow bell pepper strips
radishes, thinly sliced
red onion, thinly sliced
carrot rounds
marinated artichoke hearts, quartered.

What really gave this salad a boost was the lentils I added.

Lentils are such a good source of protein and iron. Great for adding to a lunchtime salad or wrap just for this purpose. They take a lot less time to cook than other dried beans or legumes and they hold their shape nicely after cooking, too. They added such a power-punch of flavor to my salad that there really was no need to add any dressing- just a little splash of red wine vinegar and olive oil. Plus, salt and pepper, of course. 




A couple weeks ago, I made a pot of Indian Dahl (lentil stew or pottage). 

2 cups green or red lentils
4 cups water
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, diced
1 t. coriander
1 1/2 t. sea salt
1 t. red pepper flakes
1 t. turmeric
2 t. cumin

In a little coconut or olive oil, saute the onion until softened and golden. Add the garlic near the end. Add the seasonings, stir and cook briefly to allow them to lose their oils. Add the water and the lentils. Bring to boil, and then reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes or until lentils are softened. You may need to add more water, so watch occasionally. You may also mash or puree part to make it more of a "gravy". Adjust the seasoning if necessary.

The lentils will taste better the next day, and you'll be amazed at the brighter color you'll see that comes from the turmeric. Since I made a big batch, there was enough for leftovers and then some to spare.

*Now, I have a little trick that makes healthy, whole food eating easy and convenient. Whenever I cook time consuming-slow cooking whole grains or legumes for dinner (It's often brown rice, quinoa, from dried white and black cooked beans, and lentils) or just for this purpose, I'll place a serving size in a small ziplock bag or other storage container and put it in the freezer (in its own separate container, so as not to be lost) to enjoy later on when it's just me. I make up as many bags as I can- whatever I don't think will be used up in the next few days.

That's what I did with the extra Dahl. Really glad I did.

Enjoy!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

when it's too hot to cook

and your house is cooler outside
than it is inside,



smoothies and popcorn sure fit the bill.


We zipped up some fresh strawberries, canned pinapple, including juice, some milk (we used almond), and ice. We've done this before without the stawberries and added a little bit of coconut extract for a pina colada effect.

Super yum and so refreshing on a hot day like today.



Popcorn for dinner you say? Well, we found it a nice, light change of pace to have this be the star of the show. It tasted and smelled so good- just like movie theater popcorn-tossed with a little bit of melted coconut oil and a sprinkling of Real Salt. Especially nice when everyone was starving and just not in the mood for a heavy meal.

Know what I mean?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Cleanse Update

Okay.

Just thought I'd update you on how things are going as far as the cleanse.When I wrote that last bit at 10:00am yesterday morning, I was feeling so good. Again, 1:00 pm came (the bewitching hour it seems) and things took a turn for the worse. I got the worst headache I think I've ever experienced. More nausea. More throw up. This time, the vomiting didn't bring relief. It could have been a migraine. Not sure if that's what you'd call it. Anyway, it was killer.

I tried to do everything I could think of to get rid of it. Drinking that dang apple juice just made me sicker. I rubbed some of Do Terra's Past Tense headache blend essential oil all over my neck and forehead and layed down. Usually that seems to help, but this time, it didn't quite cut it. I decided to wave my surrender flag and eat an apple, a few almonds, and some coconut water (for the electrolytes.) Finally, by 4:00, still going strong, I felt like maybe soaking in a hot bath with Epsom salts would help. I heard that that seems to pull the toxins out faster and helps with inflammation and muscle soreness. I also took 4 capsules of Dr. Christopher's pain relief and headache herbal formula, Stop Ache, and had Jane bring me up a hot cup of peppermint tea. I felt like maybe sweating out the yuckies might help. (I decided not to do Ibuprofen, knowing that it would be hard for my already sensitive stomach to handle.)

All in all, I'm glad I was moved and led to know what to do with this situation. I was was aware and reminded myself that this was just another sign of my body fully detoxing at its own pace and in its own way. Understanding and accepting that was helpful to me in dealing with this new "healing crisis".

Well, I was amazed that doing all those things brought so much relief. Most of the pain and nausea was gone. I was so relieved. I had the energy and ability to fold more laundry and start dinner. Decided on making a simple soup of onion, carrots, and potatoes pureed with a little chicken base, olive oil, and salt and pepper. We call it Portuguese soup and it's one of our favorites. It hit the spot for me, as well as for Keith and Jane who coincidentally have been dealing with a stomach bug the last few days. (Poor us.)

As of right now, my head still hurts a little. Seems like the pain is collected in one clump on the upper side of my head. It'll be okay.

In review, I know that the head ache was a huge detox sign. I've heard that one will experience ups and downs in this whole process. All I can say about this experience was that it was hard. Just thinking of apple juice makes me sick. Also, I'm amazed at how the body knows the way to clean and heal itself, if moved in the right direction.

My body's a gift. And it really does come down to the fact that it's ultimately my responsibility to take care of it. Whatever it takes.

Hope this helps.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

3 Day Juice Cleanse~ A (Up Close and Personal) Report

At the get go, I just want to let you know that this might be a little TMI (too much information) for some of you. I debated whether to blog about this, but I really think it might be helpful and insightful for some of you. A lot of us have heard of or experienced some sort of detox or cleanse and I'm going to go ahead and report on how my experience has been.

I've been going through this sort of thing (day to day) since the fall when I started drinking green smoothies. As I was getting all those cleansing fruits and detoxifying greens in me, I went through what you would call a "healing crisis". I felt ill. My body ached. My head hurt. I felt weak. These are all signs that toxins and poisons are being released from the cells faster than the body can dispose them. (Like when you are sweeping up a room and the clouds of dust and dirt get kicked up in the air.) This process can range from mild to severe with varying lengths of time for this to occur. I went through something similar in March when I went off dairy, meat, and eggs and at the same time, upped my plant food intake. After the crisis, I've felt better than I ever, feel so much lighter, my skin seems clearer and more radiant, and I just seem to crave nutrient dense foods and health. 

I've been studying a book Gary gave me for my birthday called Herbal Home Health Care by Dr. John Christopher. It's been fascinating to me and I've gleaned so many ways that I can proactively care for my family's common ailments and health concerns. Cleansing the body from the inside out, according to him, is the foundation of health:

"The body is like a river which should flow freely. Dr. Christopher believed that all forms of disease came from some type of blockage. He taught that healing began with cleansing the body first. Once the body is cleansed it will be able to absorb the nutrients found in the whole foods and herbs."

" Supreme cleanliness is the first step toward a healthy body. Any accumulation or retention of morbid matter or waste of any kind within us will retard our progress towards recovery. The natural eliminative channels are the lungs, the pores of the skin, the kidneys, and the bowels.
The retention of body waste has an insidious effect on our health than is generally suspected, and its elimination is one of the first steps toward perceptible progress. "
(from Dr. Christophers.com)

That makes sense to me.

He outlines a 3 Day Juice intensive cleansing process in the book. I was curious to try it, knowing that this week would be a perfect time. I wanted to give my body a resting time, after running the Ragnar last weekend. (That means no running for most of this week.) I knew I could stay home, having no outside obligations. It would be good to do this preceding our family vacation and all the other things we've got planned.

Here's what to have on hand:
2 quarts prune juice
9 ounces extra virgin olive oil (used for lubricating liver and bile ducts. Helps things pass easier.)
3 gallons apple, carrot, citrus, or grape juice
3 gallons distilled water

Time Schedule and Procedure:
the night before, I took 2 capsules of Dr. Christopher's Quick Colon Cleanse (Part 1) to get things going the next morning
7:30 am- 16 oz. prune juice mixed with 1-2 T. olive oil
8:00 am- 8 oz. or more cleansing juice
8:30 am- 8 oz. or more distilled water
9:00 am- 8 oz. or more juice
9:30 am- 8 oz. or more water
Continuing to alternate juice and water every half hour until noon.
12:00 pm- 8 oz. or more juice mixed with 1-2 T. olive oil
Continuing to alternate juice and water every half hour until 5:00pm
5:00 pm- 8 oz. or more juice mixed with 1-2 T. olive oil
Continuing alternating juice and water every half hour until early evening.
8:00 pm- 8 oz. water every hour until bedtime.

Things to remember:
~use only one juice for the entire three days.
~use only fruit juices, not vegetable juices. When I asked about this, I was told that fruit juices cleanse, where as vegetable juices build and heal.
~juice and water only. Don't eat anything else. If you're really hungry, at the end of the day you may eat the matching whole fruit as the juice (apples with apple juice, etc.)
~chew your juice. Swish around each mouthful, as to start the digestive procedure first with saliva.
~I found that I didn't make it all the way through the entire gallon of juice and gallon of water, even when following the schedule.
~find 3 days when you can be free to stay home. (Or near a bathroom!) To stay quiet; to rest. Really a must.
~this is a 3 day house cleaning period. Try to make work for the entire period.
~once the 3 days are completed, ease back into solid foods with raw plant and other non-mucus foods that are easily digested.

My Observations:

Day 1: (Tuesday)
~I warmed the prune juice and olive oil to get things rolling along. Disgusted look on my face. 
~Things started to let loose like gangbusters around 9:00. Be aware that I'll need to be near a bathroom at all times! Like every half hour. Bowels are cleaning.
~Feeling sicker, achier, bloated, head is kind of pounding, eyes feel like I have a fever. Feeling weaker, especially as I've been trying to weed the garden in the sun. A little nauseated around noon. 
~1:00 the nausea is super intense. I need to lay down and focus.
~Really not sure (almost positive) that I can't do this.
~Rush to throw up. Violently gushing abundant amount. First time in 7 and a half years. 
~I feel so much better.
~late afternoon bowel movement amazing discovery. I flushed around 7 marble and gravel sized bright, dark lime green "rocks". These are floating. Never in my life seen any thing like this. Grabbed a disposable fork and knife and cut into one. Total wax and hard, like soft candle wax. Do Google searches and find out that these are coagulated, waxy cholesterol accumulations from liver and gallbladder, infused (the green color) with bile. These deposits, or early gallstones, clog the liver bile ducts. This is so interesting to me. I can't believe these are inside me. Whoa.
~after that "release", I feel sort of a "shift". I feel an amazing surge of energy.
~Can't believe I'm not even hungry.
~ still feeling a little achy through the night and have to get up about 3 times.

Day 2: (Wednesday)

~woke up with crusty eyes and a white coated tongue. Mucus is being released.
~The achy, sick feeling is subsiding.
~Not as nauseated. The apple juice is going down easier.
~Really can't believe how much energy I feel. I'm amazed. I find myself raring to go. Did about 7 loads of laundry. (and folded) Now, that's a feat around here.
~Still needing to stay near the bathroom at all times. Not feeling sick to my stomach, though. Just drink it in and let it all out. This is easier than I thought. I am getting a little tired of apple juice, though.
~No desire for food. Just not hungry. Amazing.
~Tired in late afternoon. Lay down and read. Jane offered to make dinner. Ready to get to bed at 8:00.
~Noticing the map- like patches on my tongue. Showed the family. All amazed. Found out with Google research that the area on the sides of my tongue which correspond with the liver and gallbladder, are totally pink and clear. The rest of the tongue white and almost furry. I use my tongue scrapper to help clean it up.

Day 3 (Thursday)

~Wake up with a little nasal congestion. More mucus.
~Less and less achy.
~Start breakfast and laundry. Energy is flowing still.
~More green stones, bile, mucus, and fatty oils being flushed out. Gross, but nice to know they are getting OUT.
~Seems like all I'm doing is drinking and using the bathroom. In and out. Keep having to look at my watch and remember what's next.
~This is really easier than I thought it would be. Feeling positive and brighter outlook on everything.
~Feel like I'm not as bloated. I think I've lost a few pounds. My stomach is flatter. Tried on some pants and a skirt (that was a little tight) to gauge. Yes, I'm right. Hurray!!
~Decide that it would be good to do this 3 day cleanse every quarter, or at least twice a year to keep things flushed, unclogged, and free. Any type of fasting is good for the body, giving the digestive tract a time to rest and eliminate accumulated waste and toxins. 
~talked on the phone to Gary and then my mom and dad about my "findings". They are intrigued and call back to check on my progress. Everyone agrees that it's good to clean. Dad reminds me of John Wayne's notorious (urban legend, I'm thinking) impacted bowels. Mom says she thinks this sounds like a good idea, but is nervous that she wouldn't be able to make it.


Well friends, I hope this information and detailed observation of mine has been helpful to anyone considering this type of thing. Even if one doesn't go all the way towards a mucus-free, plant based diet,  or undergoes and extensive cleansing period like I've done, I think anything we do (in moderation, with careful study and self-evaluation) to keep our bodies clean and pure is a good thing.

Best wishes for your own health journey !

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

just playin' around...

...with my new CAMERAAAA!!!


Finally decided to go ahead and get it. Keith and Gary helped in the research. If you're interested, we settled on a Canon EOS Rebel T2i. It made it easier that it was Keith's Father's Day, too. I don't want to think about how much money we spent on this, but I think it will be a well spent life-time investment. 

I'm still pretty intimidated (scared, more like it) with this thing. It seems so complicated, with so much to remember. The instruction manual seems like it's written in another language. But I know it'll get more familiar and comfortable with time. Gary's (that he recently bought) is in the same family as this one and with his help and Keith's, I think I'll get it.

Just taking these pictures around the house really was easier than I thought. I can tell a huge difference with the lighting, the sharper images, color quality, and tone and mood in what I've been trying to capture.

Just so excited.
So happy. 
So grateful

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay 2011

Our weekend Ragar Relay is now a memory. And what an adventure it was.

My sister Felicia called me the morning before. She'd been having some trouble with her leg, and it progressively had gotten worse. To the point where she could hardly walk. She was so disappointed, as this would have been her 5th Ragnar. (She would have gotten her commemorative hoodie.) She asked if I could help her find someone to take her place. I scrambled. She asked if I thought Jane would do it. (Yes, Jane runs. She was on her cross-country team last spring before she broke her back and took a running/yoga class this past semester. It's helped a lot in her recovery and pain.) Jane said she was scared. I called a few friends with no luck. Jane looked at me meekly and said she'd try. She'd go for it.

Having her do this with me made it so special. Really, such a good bonding, memory making time for both of us. She learned so much. (We both did, actually.) Here's what:

1. We can do hard things. Things we think we can't do or that might seem impossible. We can step out of our comfort zones. Things like running up tough hills. Things like running down a mountain. Things like running mile after mile (3 times, actually) on no sleep. Things like running in the dark, in the middle of the night. Things like smelling bad smells in really tight vicinities. Things like having to use beyond gross, pee on the floor port-a-potties. Things like changing out of wet clothes in a Suburban in broad day light with 5 others sitting right next to you. Or on the crowded award field with other team members huddled around you to shield your modesty. Things like trying to sleep for a couple of hours on a dirty gym floor in a sleeping bag and no pad underneath you, crowded like sardines with hundreds of other runners and two old men snoring their guts out next to you.

2. That women are tough.They are strong. They are determined. They are amazing. Young college age cuties as well as the seasoned gray haired grandmas. You get a lot of inspiration from these types of women. They can become great role-models and examples in all of life's challenges. Not just the running.

3. We need each other. People can and will be there to encourage you. Strangers will cheer for you. They'll wave to you. They'll honk at you and ring cow bells and blare horns at you. They'll run with you, if you are blind. They'll give you a neck rub if you have a really bad head-ache. They'll put up a shower-hose in their yard to cool down runners passing by, even hand you a free water bottle, too. They'll overlook and understand when you are physically exhausted and sleep deprived and ornery. They'll share their food with you. They'll open their homes for you to shower or take a nap. They'll understand and support you and not put pressure on you if you need to walk. It's all good.

That's what running the Ragnar means.


We can do this.

Team "Scrambled Legs and Achin'". Strong women are we.

Run, Jane, Run.

My favorite decorated van: The Einstein Runners. Not sure what the tie in has to do with running, but it was awesome anyway. Don't you love the little touch of the pencil behind the "ear"?

Each runner on the team was decked out in lab coats and goofy scientist glasses. The spiky things (if you're wondering) are Einstein-ish gray-sticky-upy hair. Don't you love the pocket protector with pencils?

Now that's what we're talkin' about...

Chilin' and eatin' and sleepin' when we're not on the road (the other van is doing the running.)

Jane's trying desperately to catch some zzzs

An oh so familiar sight. Ragnar wouldn't be Ragnar without these (stinky, beyond gross) puppies. Glad they are there when you need them.

In all my glory. Just finishing up my last 4 miler-down a mountain leg.

The runner's high. It's real.

Van 1 women rock.

Our legs are scrambled and our bodies and achin', but we're all smiles.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Thank you, Dad



~For choosing mom.
~For loving her.
~For playing "wrestle-tickle" and "pile-on" on the living room floor.
~For holding out your pointer finger for me to hold on to when I'd walk beside you. I was your "pal".
~For fixing grits and eggs on Saturday mornings or on our birthdays.
~For the times you let me lay on your chest or outspread arm, smelling your unmistakable Brute aftershave.
~For laying by the fireplace and "making plans".
~For ice cold pop.
~For telling us Oop-pop-a-da stories of your Louisiana childhood.
~For teaching us those beloved hymns in Portuguese, even when we had no idea what we were saying.
~For throwing the football to me and teaching me the plays to run through.
~For taking me fishing. How to hook a worm or tie a fly.
~For taking me with you on your Prudential appointments.
~For bringing home prizes.
~For playing Dave Brubeck and Sergio Mendez while painting in your office.
~For washing our hair in the tub and patiently listening to our howls.
~For the way you cut an orange so precisely.
~For taking me to BYU football games.
~For holding family prayer and scripture study before we left for school.
~For making me pick up rocks and pull weeds.
~For laying your hands on top of my head, pleading and praying over me in faith, whether it was when I was sick, was starting a new school year, or needed spiritual guidance and comfort.
~For taking Mom out on weekly dates.
~For making Portugal happen for our family. Believing that it would.
~For making the time to come to all my games.
~For handing out the cash when asked.
~For taking me to the office and letting me do something during those boring summers.
~For taking us to see interesting things and interesting places. You wanted that for us.
~For all the times you picked me up or took me there (remember those Marginal drives?) Late or far you never, ever complained
~For taking us out to eat.
~For your testimony and faith in the Lord and His gospel.
~For the time it was just me and you on the trip to Madeira and the Azores.
~For all the gospel doctrine talks we had.
~For putting up with my hot anger and tears and insecurities; you really did love me more than the missionaries.
~For showing me what sacrifice means.
~For your example of never missing a day of journal writing for over 50 years.
~For when I started BYU and you took me to Smith's to buy me some make-up (you wanted me to see how pretty I could be) and a silk plant to make my first living- away- from-home room nicer.
~For sitting in the car and talking to me when I called you and needed immediate help and council knowing I was doing the right thing in marrying Keith. I think we sang "I Know That My Redeemer Lives".
~For helping me,encouraging me, and insisting on hanging some pictures on the wall of our first apartment to make it nice. (Sticker wall hangers, instead of nails. You provided the solution.)
~For being there at all my births.
~For tending my children so willingly and happily.
~For your love of books, and study, and underlining important things with a red pencil. (Laying across the bed is the way this is best achieved.)
~For telling them those beloved Oop-pop-a-da stories
~For "Calling Down the Magic" for adoring and believing children and providing that magical treasure box tradition for them.
~For sharing your talents and beautifying our homes with your paintings.
~For making your home a place we all want to be on Sunday nights. The way "Papa" make us feel is one of the reasons why.
~For your love of people. All sorts.
~For knowing that it's okay to cry and show emotion.
~For your love of the Lord.
~For being real.
~For being you.

I'll love you forever,

Your daughter Emily

Thursday, June 16, 2011

thankful thursday



~freshly washed and folded clothes
~help for tight muscles
~confident, piano-practicing little fingers
~a son who willingly and oh so lovingly cares for an ailing father
~reading and relaxing on a porch swing
~contented to just stay home
~sandbox play with a sister who still likes to
~happy pink zinnias
~after noon and after dinner games of Rummikub
~a babysitting job
~satisfying, beautiful food

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

from the studio


Completed wallhanging and table runner.
Home beauty from scraps.
I'm liking this.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

2011 Summer Plans and Pleasures

~enjoy the early sunlight and birdsong

~eat outside~ grill~ fix garden and salad meals
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~go barefoot~paint my toenails

~go antiquing

~fly the flag

~see Mount Rushmore for the first time

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~eat corn on the cob

~play games with the family

~take a walk on Lake Michigan

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~go on picnics

~spend quiet afternoons with the sewing machine or a good book
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~make and eat ice cream

~talk and laugh with my sisters

~see the Amish

~sit on the deck when the sun goes down and gaze at the stars

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~enjoy the garden

~practice hospitality

~doze on the porch swing

~go to Lake Powell and stay in a houseboat for the first time
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~smell the lavender~ harvest the herbs

~wear skirts

~plan weekly outings with the children~ make them happen
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~cut flowers and make arrangements
~visit Nauvoo

~visit farmer's markets and road side stands

~enrich with campus Education Week







What are your summer time plans and pleasures?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Run, Drive, Sleep? Repeat.







I'm getting all excited for this weekend. Why? Because it's the Ragnar, that's what.



What is this thing called Ragnar? Have you ever wondered what that symbol sticker thing means that you see in the back windows of cars?


Well, here's what it's all about according to the website:



Picture this:


You and 11 of your closest friends running 200(ish) miles day and night, relay-style through some of the most scenic North America could muster. Add live bands, inside jokes, and a mild case of sleep deprivation. The result? Some call it a slumber party without sleep, pillows, or deoderant. We call it a Ragnar Relay.

~
It's really quite simple. Get a bunch of friends together (or we can help you find team members who'll quickly become your friends) and start running. Okay, there's a little more to it. Your relay team will consist of 12 members. During the relay, each team member runs three legs, each leg ranging between 3-8 miles varying in difficulty. So, from the elite runner down to the novice jogger, it's the perfect relay race for anyone.


~


Each team chooses a name for themselves. We're "Scrambled Legs and Achin'" Don't you love that name? These people really get into the whole theme, complete with costumes and decorated vans. We have matching t-shirts with our "logo" and embellish the Suburbans with cotton stuffed nylon "legs" flopping around in the wind gloriously. We might even have a rubber chicken on the roof. Some teams are mixed gender, some same. I'll be running with a varied group of women-- (I ran with them 2 years ago and was supposed to run last year, but couldn't with my marathon injuries.)--grandmas down to college age. A blast. One of the funnest things I've ever done.






victory medal moment with deoderant consolation prize



I thought you'd get a kick out of some of the other teams names. Here's some of the ones that made me laugh out loud:


Running Out of Cache (that's the name of the county we start out in)


Who the Hills Idea Was This?


Still Kickin'


Sweaty Wedgies


WE GOT THE RUNS


Progressive Risk Takers


Chemically Imbalanced Runners

Mom's Found Therapy

Notso Macho Libre

Our Wives Think We're at Work

Chaffed in all the Wrong Places

Pink Parts

Fanny Packers

2 Days and Confused

Slow Children At Play

My Dad's Faster Than Your Dad

This Will Be Fun, I Promise

Eleven Runners and a Fat Guy

Dude, Where's the Van?

Mixed Nuts

Rustee Joints

Team Icy Hot

I Thought We Were Running To Cold Stone

STOP FIGHTING OR YOU'LL HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE VAN AND RUN

Endorphins Make People Happy

Just Happy To Be Here

Rapid Thigh Movement

Spit Happens

SWAT (sweaty, worn out, and trapped in this van)

Are We There Yet?