So....where have I been? Hidden away behind my desk working like a little elf. 'Tis the season of preparation. I'm busy working away putting together thorough annual plans for the athletes I'm coaching right now. I love seeing the grand plan all laid out. However, moving through the calendar week by week just reinforces to me how fast time flies. Speaking of which, only 50 minutes until I pick up my 3 little boys. A few quick stories/ updates before I start the next part of my day...
Yesterday was a 1st for our family. All 5 of us ran a race together. The Jingle Bell 5K in Freeport, Maine and we had a blast! At least Mom and Dad did. We were super proud. It was extra fun because my parents were there cheering us on along with my 8 yr old neice. My brother ran with one of his sons too. It was a great family day. As I told a friend, my kids enjoyed it and did a great job but honestly, I think they mostly loved the free access to the post-race food for athletes. I can't tell you how many races I've crossed the line and been greated almost instantly with, "Mom! I'm hungry! Can I just get one of those cookies? " And so on... I admit. I sneak post-race food for my kids sometimes. I'm guilty. Not yesterday! They earned it!
|Team Bancroft pre-race|
|Tommy (red shorts)& Cameron in black 10 steps back|
|ready to go...|
|post-race lunch at Grammie & Grampa's|
|Nick in the orange shorts w/Daddy in yellow...|
|The Small-Bancroft Team |
I've decided my shirt is a bit too orange. I definately won't get shot by hunters on my training runs though!!
|awards--1st age group, 2nd overall|
|Jack finishing (in blue, bent forward in front of guy in white (my brother) with Nick and I cheering him on.|
|yes, I am posting this hideous picture of myself. It's good for a laugh. right? I was chopping onions and my eyes were KILLING ME!!!!!! I have my goggles on. Yes, I really do. and, It helped!!!|
|Mark and his Dad carving the turkeys ( we ate 2 x 22lb birds in one sitting!)|
|Mark's parents with all their Grandkids|
|Mother Nature was awesome and gave us 15 beautiful inches of snow the day before --making a fun distraction for the kids|
|Cameron played his trumpet for the whole group!!|
And that's that!!!! Time to go buy Christmas wreaths and get the kids!