Friday, June 20, 2008

Dam Marathon

Last weekend I ran my 2nd 5k at the Teton Dam Marathon in Rexburg Idaho. It was a doosie. The first 1.1 miles was all up hill and just as I finished running a little down hill I noticed another hill..what..then when I reached the top of that one I saw that after I ran down the hill and had to go up another, thank goodness that was the last one. What was nice as I reached the top of my last hill there was the Rexburg temple, it was a good boost of energy I needed to finish the race. About a mile and a half was up hill and the rest was down hill. The only flat part was the very end through the shoot. Surprisingly enough I beat my SLC marathon time by 4 min. I will say thank goodness for the down hill I was running 11:30 min. miles..I will tell you I do not do that. Not yet...but very soon I hope.

Jana and the kids were nice enough to walk me to my start line and wait for me to start. She of course took some the way I totally need a tan. This is my right before the race.

Jeff Ran the 10k and took first for is age group..Go Reffy!! Here we are at the finish!
Josh, Payton, Jana, and Jeff who pushed Grace ran the family fun run..1 mile. Josh amazed me and did it in 6:30 min..I was completely shocked. You can here my surprise on the video. Payton did it in 8:15 pretty dang awesome for a 6 year old. He has such determination was he sees the finish I love it. Jeff and Jana came in right after payton. They both did awesome!! There are videos of this all in Jana's blog go check it out.

PS.. I Couldn't get the video of my finish to work..if your lucky I will try to get it to work later.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Handsome Joe from Idaho!!

So Craters of the Moon it right by where my Grandpa Joe Grew up! So Jeff showed me where he grew up and we also went to the cemetery to see my great great grandparents who started the whole mess of Hanni's! Jeff knows a whole lot more about the Hanni side of the family then I do. Since I have been here everyone is like are you related to so and so..I am like, I am sure I am distantly..As it turns out Jeff educated me a little on why there are so many Hanni's in Idaho. Our Great Great Grandparents John and Eliza came from Switzerland, but they did not meet until they were in the US. They married and had 12 kids..yes I said 12 in Moore, ID! Now we all now why there are so many! Great Grandpa Reuben was one of the 12 and the only one to actually leave Idaho..which would explain why you don't hear the last name Hanni anywhere, but Idaho. Anyways the picture below is the house where Grandpa Joe grew up! There are people living there now so we couldn't go inside and check it out, but Jeff was able to go in it with Blaine (Gpa Joe's brother) a while ago. This is a picture of the Shack out back where all the Hanni boys slept. I believe Grandpa had 3 brothers and one sister. I hope I am not forgetting anyone. I am sure it was not too warm in there in the winter.
This is the Headstone of our Great Great Grandma Eliza!
This is the head stone of our Great Great Grandpa John.

There were quite a few headstones in the cemetery with the last name Hanni. Moore is a beautiful place..sits right next the the mountains. I am sure I messed up some of the history and left quite a bit out, but if you want to know more...ask my brother Jeff..he is a ball of information.