Friday, September 7, 2007

Running Just As Fast As We Can...

The Speedy and Not-So- Speedy Runners and their Fans!

The Coaches (Wes, Diana, Sue, and Ashley)

King Wes and His Queens
Wes and I traveled with friends and family to Virginia Beach over Labor Day weekend to run the Rock n' Roll half-marathon. I must say, 13 1/2 miles is FAR more enjoyable than 26.2! Brooke and Meghan ran their first long race and Sue Rinker made her return to racing. Ashley Handrich schooled us all with an AMAZING time of 1:45! Way to go! And I got to run the last few miles with my college roomie, Shannon! Aunt Sue, Mom, and Mike were champion cheerleaders (with cow bells)! Shekoufeh and Meg also had great races with sub-2:00 times. I think it is safe to say the EVERYONE had a great time (even Wes, who was sooooo tired from a very late Friday nite game)! We plan to make it a family/friend tradition, so if you are interested in joining in the fun, let me know!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Visiting the Ellicotts in Erie

Carmen and I had a chance to go visit one of my college roommates, Emilie, and her husband, Mike. Emilie is starting her second year of medical school in Erie, PA and I had not been to see her since they moved (Emilie and I lived across from or with each other for 3 years of college and then 2 more years post-college). It was great to spend some time with her. We had a chance to go kayaking and visited with some of her local friends. I also got a tour of their new house (which, btw, they did a fantastic job of renovating) and see Em's beautiful flower beds. This is a picture of Carmen with Emilie and her two cockers, Milo and Oakley, in front of one of her beautiful gardens. Thanks for being a great hostess Em, I can't wait to come back!