Well, it's been another month since I last blogged, which pretty much means I managed to go almost the entire summer. I have a lot of catching up to do, but for now, it's been a big week so I'll just stick with the back to school stuff.
On Tuesday, Emmeline and Calvin had their first days back to school, 5th and 3rd grades, respectively. They were both pretty excited and didn't even fight the back to school photo shoot:
Oregon Marathon on September 28th. Last week though, we had the opportunity to trade in our volunteer spots for participant spots in Saturday's McKenzie River Trail Run. After a few seconds of deliberation via texting, we jumped on the chance. So, surprise, I'm running my 2nd 50K on Saturday! Luckily we have both been putting in enough milage that we will be able to finish it without problem. I'm not sure that there will be much racing involved, but it should be a fantastic time nonetheless. I can't wait!
In between those two races, Emmeline and I will also be doing The Prefontaine 10K on September 20th. She has been doing a great job training for it and although there's a good chance it will involve some walking (it is an extremely hilly course), I know she is going to have an incredible experience. And, to finish off my fall racing adventures, I signed up to run the Silver Falls Marathon on November 2nd. It's another trail race and I am excited for it too.
So, that's where life is at the moment. Now that school is back in session, I plan to be much more regular in my blogging habits. Stay tuned for a bunch of "what happened over the summer" posts. :)