Archive for April, 2011

Platte River Half Marathon

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Platte River Half - Mile 2
The Platte River Half Marathon is super fun. We had very gusty conditions, but it didn’t detract from the happiness experienced by this smoothly operated event with a huge & healthy post race feast and the wonderful crowd support. At every mile, there were cow bells and folks cheering us.

At the end, I met up with friends Maranke and Kelly, who both finished with Big Smiles. I also thanked Christopher Gibbons (814), Bradley Hebert (971), and Kyle ? whom I ran with at various intervals, and provided a wonderful pace.

Total Finishers: 2,235.
My Overall Place: 290.

Total Women Finishers: 1,343.
My Place Among Women: 76.

Total Women 30-34: 246.
My Place in Age Group: 25.

My Personal Record Time: 1:44:17 Which is a 7:58 min/mile pace. Totally psyched.

Thanks to Phidippides Track Club for your support in weekly Tuesday sessions!!!

Buckwheat Gets Groomed

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Buckwheat Before
We have been cutting dreads off of Buckwheat for quite some time now, so finally I thought we should just have him groomed. It was a spur of the moment decision. I took Buckwheat to a groomer and asked for a “Lion” cut. A friend of our had once done this to their Maine Coone and it was really “cute”. Well, you can judge for yourself, but this is what he ended up with…
Buckwheat After
When I brought Buckwheat home, our other cat, Moby, freaked out. He acted as if Buckwheat was a completely new cat. It has now been a week, and the two are finally able to exist in the same room. But, the whole week they have been fighting, hissing, biting, clawing, and generally in constant combat with each other. We have not had any sleep, and had to separate them at night.

Needless to say, no more hair cuts! Ever. Hiss!Growl!Spit!

How To Celebrate a Rainy Birthday

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Rainy Day Flatiron Hiking at It's Finest
Dan & Dennis Hiking in Chataqua Park
Holly Berries - A Sign of Spring
We were going to go mountain biking for Dennis’ Birthday, but instead we ended up at Chatauqua Park at the base of the flatirons. With a stormfront moving in quickly, we’re happy we changed plans. We ended up getting caught in a torrential downpour, but at least we were relatively close to the cars. After the hike; Dennis, Dan, and I went for some hot coffee and watched the hail & rain onslaught outside. (more…)