Friday, August 22, 2008

Pictures of a Hot Day and a Quick Post

Some pictures from the marathon, compliments of Jenny and Eric:

Check out that sky!

Happy pre-marathoners.

Almost ready.

In the tunnel.

The Light at the end of the two mile long tunnel.

Coming into the daylight.

Self-service water stop.

Spectacular view.

Running under some kind of avalanche thingie.

One of the bridges.

Happy Rob.

Jenny and I coming in to the Rob & Eric impromptu aid station.

A Mad Monkey awaits us!

Cold water over the head.

Race for the line, see Mel on my heels?


Y Run Club Marathoners

I'm in the midst of baking cookies for this weekend's CCC 100. I figure I can pop back and forth between kitchen and computer while they bake. Our running club is managing the Hyak aid station at mile 53, thus the cookies. I won't be there though, because I have a full-time gig as crew, and Eric is pacing. Sonya will be my sidekick. Should be a fun weekend of forest service byways, peeing in the woods and no sleep!

I am also trying to pull together last minute details (which are only last minute because I didn't take care of them) for the Grande Ass, which is next weekend. Yee-hah!

Riley got off to college on Monday. I didn't think it would be hard to see him drive off, but it was. In fact, I was pretty emotional. I was holding up okay till he gave me a kiss and a hug good-bye, then gave Eric one, and turned to leave. He paused at the door, looked back at me, and rushed back to give me another hug and kiss, and a lump the size of Texas formed in my throat. I managed to hold it together till he was out of sight, and then I cried. I'm excited for him, but a little melancholy about my boys being gone. Riley has settled into his dorm and is having fun, and as a bonus, we got to see Web this week. He's visiting friends in the area and we got to go have dinner with him one night. Really, life is good, isn't it?


robtherunner said...

I hope you have fun with your crew duties at the 100 miler this weekend :)

Journey to a Centum said...

When will the insanity stop????? WOOO HOOOO! AHH AHH AHH OOH OOH OOH!

Please don't scratch the shit out of the car when you are up on the fire service roads trying to take care of Rob and me.;-)

Love you!

King Arthur said...

Good Times!

wendy said...

oooh, I didn't know you got to see Web too! I got a lump just reading about Riley. *sniff*

You're a good mama bear. =)

Have a great weekend at CCC! I like the happy rob pictures - I'm hoping you can capture some more of those moments this weekend. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Looks like great times.

We're moving the girls back to school this weekend. So I can relate to the emotions you express. It's been such fun to have them with us over the summer. Sometimes just the added activity in the house is comforting for some reason.

This move requires a truck and trailer since one of them is moving into an apartment. I have a feeling I'll have something to blog about after the experience.

Legs and Wings said...

I really enjoyed the pictures - they tell the story so well. What are those things you guys wear on your ankles?

Thomas said...

Ah, kids. They all leave eventually, don't they? Not that I can imagine it with mine just yet.

Black Knight said...

Great photos!!! I really enjoyed all of them. Congrats.

Irene said...

I miss running so much! Thanks for posting your fabulous pictures. It made me wished I had been there. You always look like you're having so much fun, and I know you are!

Sarah Elaine said...

Great post. The one of all of you in your head lamps is especially sexy. But then again, I have this thing about head lamps now...

Wes said...

Does it get hot there? LOL... The young ones are all grown up now and off to college. Le sigh :-)

Anne said...

I would freak out in that tunnel -- I'm claustrophobic. Otherwise, it looks like a beautiful course. My turn to have a good cry in the car on the way home from college this weekend.

adam said...

Didn't get a chance to read your whole report, but your photos make it look like you had a blast! Or at least they make me want to run this race.