Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Thank you for my new bling!

Medals are great, but this is something that I can wear whenever I want without getting strange looks. And yes, of course I'm wearing it today!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Millinockett Marathon & Half

Last year I photographed this great event that raises funds and spirits in this pretty little town. Watching everyone cross the finish line with happy faces despite the harsh conditions made me determined to heal my body and join them this year! It was hard work, but it was all worth it to be out there in that beautiful wilderness with so many great people. I was so glad to be out there today!
He might have been feeling a bit anxious walking up to the start of the marathon...it was COLD!!

We didn't run that far, but we borrowed the sign to pose for a photo because that runner on the left is a musher friend. I couldn't wait to show his wife the pic! We had a good laugh over it!

I think he was happy to be done! He didn't know it at the time, but he placed 3rd in his age group again. Awesome!

We were definitely feeling a sense of accomplishment when they gave us our Sea to Summit Medals for completing both the MDI and Millinockett courses this fall. Whew!

This one reminds me of the song we used to sing in Girl Scouts: 'Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other's gold.' It was so awesome to see a friend from my team penning days run her first half marathon and love every minute of it! And kudos to my running partner for doing it despite having a terrible chest cold. Now that's strength!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Doesn't he look guilty?!

Do you think he knows he shouldn't be there?
Although I did get a kick out of how he rearranged the pillows and blankets to make it more comfy. Oh Timmy...

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Guess who's a real sled dog now?!

She even led for a while, until it become confusing. She couldn't understand why she wasn't allowed to lead the team down to the lake for a drink...

Friday, November 24, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

One of these is not like the other...

But, shhh...don't tell her! She's absolutely convinced that she really is a sled dog!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

How does she know?

She always (& only!) does this when I'm trying to go through dog pix! :-D

Sunday, November 19, 2017

This is cani-cross!

This was a heavily contested race and they took off fast...

Shark and Nate charged to a third place finish!

Nova hooked herself up to our friends' 'King' Endo and won the women's race!

We had so much fun splashing through all the puddles. I love this sport!!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

What could be better?

This afternoon we enjoyed a run along the beautiful trails at Sunset Ridge and I got to watch Amber teaching the yearling Hazel how to be a cani-cross dog. Since she has already decided that she doesn't want to be a sled dog, this will be a good choice for her because she did great!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

We beat the wet weather!

It's really hard to motivate yourself to run early when it's this chilly, but knowing someone else is counting on you to help them get their run in makes it easier. Even if she would really have preferred to drink coffee...

Sunday, November 12, 2017