Sunday, July 31, 2016

B2B - here I come!

This is what happens you tell your friends that you're nervous about an upcoming 10k race...
They plan a 6.2 mile course through town, and best of all - run it with you! I have the BEST friends!! 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A walk with a friend...

This afternoon we spent some time wandering around Shepherd's Farm Preserve. They recently installed wooden statues by Bernard Langlais, which I hadn't seen yet. They are really neat! I'm going to have to follow the art trail and discover all the cool places where they have been installed.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The 3 Amigos

My friend's 2 little doggies are staying with us this week while she travels. Amber is showing them all of her favorite places to explore!

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!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Annual Visit

The funds raised by Paris Hill Founders Day benefit this wonderful old library. There is so much history here!

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...