Friday, October 28, 2016

jog-a-thon 2016

i was specifically asked to NOT jog along side either boy this year, unless requested (true and luca's mandate).  maybe it might have broke my heart just a little bit...but i get it.  i know where i'm no longer needed.
this was true's final jog-a-thon...and he did his best ever.  even after two shoelace tie stops!  45 laps is darn close to the school record of 50- and i do have to throw in that the time period was shortened from 20 mins to 18 mins...at the rate of 2.5 laps a minute, he'd be in line with a school record!
and luca...oh luca.  he did not look like he had any fun at all, but that kid set a pace and never let up.  he tied two other boys for lap leaders in the 2nd grade.  luca really knows how to suffer-  he just pushes through and never gives up.

is he 10 or 16?!  he looks so mature

perfect form....true is an amazing runner

this was the happiest i have ever seen true after finishing


he always stuck to running inside, knowing it would be an advantage

the kids made me take this. neither luca nor myself could figure out why

luca, elliot, lucca- 2nd grade lap leaders!



Monday, October 24, 2016

change of pace

kids woke on up on sunday and asked for a change of pace.  they didn't feel like racing....unusual, but i welcomed the idea of not loading up bikes, food, etc for an 8 hour day on the course.
instead, we decided to explore some areas that we always see, but from a different perspective.  it was amazing to me that i had never been on the trails that are only 4 miles from the house-  the only thing i didn't like was the lack of solitude.  i had to remind myself that i live in the city!
still, marsh and foster islands  were a nice change of pace.  thanks aaron for bringing us out here!
we usually ride our bikes over this bridge

walking under the montlake bridge for the very first time!

view of the UW shell house

lots of viewing spots from the trail

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

MFG race report

and here is our oldest child, making the MFG race report page.  we could not be more proud of both our kids racing every weekend-  they inspire us.


Monday, October 17, 2016

weekends are made for mud

some serious fun out there on the cyclocross courses now that the mud has started.  true says he races best in mud, and i think he's right.

MFG Cyclocross

click the link above...true made the photo page for the race!