Monday, July 25, 2016

Settling right in...

Amber & I are dog-sitting for my friend this week. These 2 little guys are making themselves right at home!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Emily's Run 5k


This morning we ran in the 2nd race of the Greater L-A Triple Crown 5k Series - Emily's Run. This is a hilly course through Auburn, starting and finishing at Edward Little High School.

These races are always well-attended and that massive colorful crowd makes for some amazing start line photos! My son shot this race for me, and he did such a great job that they have asked him to do the next race, and used this photo for their cover photo on Facebook. Super proud mom moment!

There was a big group of elites who led the pack during this race, but unfortunately the winner was confused about which direction to circle the track and enter the finish line area! Oops!! He still finished first though, and they didn't disqualify him for his mistake. These guys are such incredible runners! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

We found the top!

This evening we hiked Singepole Mountain in South Paris. It is a challenging workout, and the view is incredible!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Amber & Penny

The girls took me for a walk this evening. It was a beautiful evening and the sunset was amazing!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Live, Laugh, Run: Becca 4-Ever in our Hearts

This evening we ran a race that was organized to raise funds for field hockey scholarships in the name of a young girl from our community who passed away much too soon. My son and his buddies from the cross-country team ran their hearts out in blistering heat & humidity and did a great job representing their team! First place overall, and first and second place for their age group - way to go guys!! I love to watch them run, and it's nice to see how much they can impress and inspire others around them with their athleticism & work ethic.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Paris Hill Founders Day

This is going to be another long blog post!
We were lucky enough to see not only Bob Bahre's incredible vehicle collection today, but also the vehicles of lots of other enthusiasts that they drove up to share them with the crowd at this year's Founders Day. It was a beautiful Maine summer day, so loads of people came out to enjoy the show! I had to start with my very favorite part of the collection - the carriage from Gone with the Wind... 









 We'll call this one, 'Patience'...












What a fun way to spend the day with my boys and our friends!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

July Nomad Race

He was happy to get back out there on the trails, although last night was WICKED HOT & HUMID. By the time they got back, they all looked like they had been swimming. Phew! Anyway, it was a fun event, as usual, on the beautiful trails at Roberts Farm Preserve in Norway.
You know what made him even happier? He won a big slice of apple cake from Happi Chicks as the prize for 3rd place in the Males under 18 category!


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Uh oh!

I guess I know what I'm going to be learning how to do next...