The boys' Nordic meet at Black Mountain was cancelled today due to extremely cold temperatures and extremely windy conditions. That didn't keep the girls off the slopes though. They skied and skied and skied some more!
Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Sunday, January 25, 2015
She's so impatient, but you know me, I had to have a picture! Today she went for her first run of the year. She was so excited when she saw me pull out the harness, but sat right down and held her head out to help me put it on her...then, she came 'unglued' and started jumping and charging around excitedly. It was hilarious! And, it reinforced to me how much she really does love this activity...
She did great for her first run of the year - she maintained an easy pace and didn't tire herself out, she listened very well to my commands (except for 1 time!) and was very well-behaved when we had to stop to try and help a guy get his car out of a snowbank after we watched him slide across the ice.
There is never a dull moment around here!
Saturday, January 24, 2015
They raced at home (Roberts Farm) again today, but in a different format - FAST 1k elimination sprints aka: bracket racing for skiers! Big brother made it through a few rounds...
Little brother decided to ski the 3k race because he prefers timed races where you're skiing against the clock, instead of racing 'head-to-head'.
They both had a great day and we all had so much fun hosting this event and cheering on our favorite competitors!
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
What an exciting afternoon of racing! The course was so fast and challenging, but Oxford Hills dominated. Both the girls' team and the boys' team won overall. There is a great article in the Sun Journal.
And, our oldest son WON the boys' race!! He skied just under 5k in 12:51. Woohoo!!
Little brother had a great race as well, skiing with a confidence we don't always see from him. He even had an altercation with another boy who tried to cut him off on a corner and knock him out into the woods. He held his ground and beat that kid at the finish!
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
This evening the students of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School's Technical School were awarded for their efforts on the projects that they have been working on for the past few months. Congratulations to all the award winners!
Monday, January 19, 2015
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Saturday, January 10, 2015
It's another chilly day in Maine, thus the fleece cape my younger son is wearing...I want one of those!
The boys did great in their races. Younger brother doesn't really like classic style races, but he came alive out on those trails and placed 109 out of 141 with a smokin' time of 21 mins 36.5 seconds. Older brother had a mishap during warm-up and broke the binding on his ski and his boot! In 34 years, Coach told me he has never seen such a thing happen before. Very fortunately, he was able to borrow boots from one person and skis from another and race anyway! He placed 25th with a time of 16 minutes 32.5 seconds. He was disappointed, but I told him to be proud of himself for continuing on and trying his best. A lot of athletes would have given up!