This was a very exciting week for us. Hollywood learned to ride a bike, MOTS learned to ride a Ripstik and we drove to Houston for 24 hours to watch the 2012 Olympic Marathon trials on Saturday. It was such a rush watching Meb Keflezighi, Ryan Hall, and Abdi Abdirahman win for the men and Shalane Flanagan, Desi Davila, and Kara Goucher win for the women. Honestly though? I teared up as some of the later finishers came to the finish area – the looks on their faces as they finished – the agony, the relief, the joy, the pride. It made me cry.
It was really exciting for Party Boy, who has been a runner for way longer than I have and is a big fan of Ryan Hall. The girls were excited to be at the front and enjoyed cheering, and Chaos slept through most of it.
I always try to capture the weather periodically through the year, especially when it’s out of the ordinary for our area. No difference this week. Weird weather.