Archive for July, 2012

Corbly Gulch

Posted on July 29th, 2012 by Jess Life Photo/Video
Corbly Gulch

After a very long morning on Saturday, Brent and I took the chance to try out another new hike. It was just what I needed to get my mind off of the early day. I ended up going into work for several hours in the morning. We were having computer issues and I knew Friday […]


A traveling day…

Posted on July 27th, 2012 by Jess Life Photo/Video

After my half marathon in Three Forks, MT, Brent and I decided to take a few detours that lead us farther away from home. ¬†We decided to hit up the Patagonia outlet store in Dillon, MT and we were already about 30 minutes closer because of the race. We decided why not just go! They […]



Posted on July 26th, 2012 by Brent Life
The Miles.jpg

Last week, a momentous occasion occurred. My Subaru rolled over 200,000 miles on our way out to Three Forks last weekend. We actually missed it by about two miles. We both couldn’t believe that my little car had passed such a milestone. As usual the little green car rolled along, propelling us to our destinations […]


Homemade Cherry Jam

Posted on July 26th, 2012 by Jess Food

Brent came home with a huge bag full of cherries from his mom when he was in Oregon for that brief moment. We enjoyed a ton of them, but I knew we were not going to be able to enjoy them all before they went bad. I decided to take a shot at making some […]


Headwaters Bank Run – Half Marathon

Posted on July 25th, 2012 by Jess Run/Hike/Bike

Saturday Brent was going to take the opportunity to hike the Bridger Ridge, so I went ahead and registered myself for another half marathon. I was not going to hike, so I wanted something to do to keep myself busy. What better than running a half marathon? Brent was gone the previous weekend for STP […]


Ice Baths vs Chocolate Milk

Posted on July 23rd, 2012 by Jess Run/Hike/Bike

Last summer during my marathon training, I spent 10-15 minutes after almost all of my long runs sitting in an ice cold bath. This year, there have been no ice baths. Instead I have been having a wonderfully tasty glass of chocolate milk after every long run. Even on the short runs when I am […]


A Fair to Remember

Posted on July 21st, 2012 by Jess Life

Brent and I spent the other night at our local fair. It has been years since I went to my last one. I don’t even remember it. I think it took Brent back to the several summers he spent year after year hanging out with his sheep and goats. We had a great time walking […]


STP (the day before)

Posted on July 20th, 2012 by Brent Life Photo/Video

Jess and I woke early in the morning, trying to give myself enough time to gather all my things. The night prior I had installed my new pedals (Shimano T105) and a cycling computer (Blackburn Denali) and roughly gathered all my other extraneous gear together. It was still dark out, with just a slight silvery […]


STP Day 1

Posted on July 14th, 2012 by Brent Life

Today started off early. We woke up at five, groggily preparing our gear, double checking supplies and eventually getting on the road. The drive to the start line was slow, hundreds of cars with bikes on or behind them, queued up down the Seattle streets. We arrived at the University of Washington parking lot a […]


Lava Lake

Posted on July 11th, 2012 by Jess Life Photo/Video
Lava Lake Hike

Everyone kept on telling us how we needed to hike up to Lava Lake in the Gallatin Canyon. I did it several years back with my family, but I don’t remember much of it. I had a migrane and didn’t really want to spend the time enjoying the hike. Brent and I finally went this […]