About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Tag: ‘running’

    Father’s Day

    Wednesday, June 18th, 2014


    For Father’s Day this year my husband wanted to do the Lipbuster Challenge at Turkey Mt. again.

    He did it last year as well.

    This year though my oldest wanted to do it with him.



    They had to go up and down this hill at Turkey Mt. as many times as they could in 1hr.





    They both did 7 laps!

    My son was worried he was not going to make it in time though so he left Nick behind and ran really fast to the finish!


    He was so excited to get the medal and eat…

    He really likes to eat the “junk food”(his words) after a race.


    They did awesome!


    The picture on the right is how Nick really felt…


    My youngest stuck with me while I took pictures.

    He was really helpful in pointing out things like a scorpion that had just gone under the bark at my feet…

    I tried to stay in that spot longer but all I could think of was a scorpion crawling up my leg so we moved.

    He was disappointed I did not get a picture of it.

    I like that this race is early enough we can still make it to church!

    I decided to change instead of showing up in muddy jeans though…



    Our Weekend

    Monday, April 7th, 2014

    settingupI decided last minute to do the DanMan Challenge this past weekend.

    I had some complaining from my husband and son about my choice of the 10K, apparently they are above that.

    I am not.

    I would have choosen the 5K if they had one.

    Since it was 3hrs away we camped at Lake Texoma Resort State Park the night before.



    I really like these type of stoves, they make heating up water so much easier!

    laketexomaThis is not a park we would usually travel to go to because it does not have much hiking but it was a beautiful place to spend an evening.







    trailIt even had a hiking trail.

    It was an under 3 mile out and back.


    trailpathSuch a beautiful way to spend an evening.

    himandmeI really like having a little photographer with me.

    laughingWe started laughing when he just kept clicking away.

    laketrailWalking along a lake, holding hands at sunset.

    A memory I want to cherish forever.


    swingingThis was me forcing my husband to turn around and my son to take our picture because the light was so pretty.


    tenteveningI decided to leave the air mattress at home, I thought surely the foam pads and an extra sleeping bag would be enough.

    I am wimp.

    It was not enough.

    bedtimeReading a bedtime story on my kindle.

    finishersThe next morning we ran the 10K at the DanMan Challenge!

    My oldest and husband ran together and my little man and I ran together.

    His thoughts on the privilege of running with his mom, “I am not the slowest in this family so why do I have to run with you?”

    Yep, I am slow.

    I am pretty sure I was fast enough for his first 10K though.

    He did point out that a 10K is very short.

    That poor child thinks 6.2 miles is nothing.

    danmanchallengeIt was a fun run on dirt roads and trails.

    It is so amazing that someone opens their ranch up and invites all of these strangers to come enjoy it!

    It was a great first run for my boy and I!

    Since this post already has a lot in it, I will share what we did after the Challenge tomorrow!

    There just happened to be a fun history event going on in the area of the Challenge!

    My Oldest’s First Race ~2014 Snake Run

    Monday, March 31st, 2014

    After helping his Dad as a pacer last fall, my oldest really wanted to be in a race.

    His criteria?

    Snacks and a medal.

    beforeThis month he did his first race!

    The Snake Run at Turkey Mountain.

    There is a 3hr race and a 6hr race (you try to get the most miles in that time).

    We entered my son in the 3hr one and Nick entered the 6hr.

    excitedHe was really excited!

    sixhourThis is the 6hr race start.

    Nick started later with the 3hr racers so he could run with our son.




    cold3hr race start.


    hisfirstThere are my men!

    snacksMy son loves the “junk food”, his words…

    trailrunThe big laps were 3.75miles long.

    He did one lap and then took a break while his dad did another lap.


    secondlapHere he is with his dad starting his second, Nicks third.

    finishedFinishing his second lap!


    eatingHe was not even tired.

    Just wanted to eat more food.

    snack2I kept trying to give him time to rest but he did not need it.

    medalGetting his medal!

    done7.5 miles done!


    3hrdoneThe end of the 3hr race.

    The 6hr race was still going so we waited around for my husband to finish.

    I really like this race location.

    I am really familiar with the Turkey Mountain trails so I took the boys on several hikes in between seeing Nick.

    winnersWinners of the 3hr race getting their trophies.

    trophyMy oldest was concerned that they were real at first.


    diggingThe boys kept busy building grass forts while waiting for their dad.

    afterNick ended up doing 20.75miles.

    So proud of my men!

    My sons thoughts about the race:

    “It was really really fun!”

    “There were very yummy aid stations”

    “In the end there was lots of food and I ran 7.5 miles”

    “It was very hard, and I got a shirt and actual medal”

    “I want to do 100 miles when I get older.”

    Here is last years race.