Mia's activities in her 16th month have typically taken one of these forms...
spending lots of time on Dad's shoulder's-
browsing her library-
"dressing up" and posing-
trying to squirm off of Mom's lap (unless Mom is doing something interesting)-
developing a taste for fine art- taking daily inventory of the dogs from the back porch (This time, they were not where they were supposed to be, and as of right now, one is still on the roam...nothing new.)-
Although we just had a race two weeks ago, today's run was quite a contrast to the Leavenworth relay. Trail racing is much more my thing. It is far less competitive and more laid back. One is able to enjoy the beauty of the terrain instead of "pounding pavement." Focusing on the technical footing and the changes in the trail make the miles far less mundane. The racers are also much more sociable and friendly. Today, when Mom R took the family's notorious wrong turn (someone always gets lost), another racer ran to her rescue, sacrificing his time and energy. David enjoyed it too, I'm assuming, because at the end he stated, "I felt like a wolf."
We meant to match, but David ruined our scheme with his sweet sweatpants.
Last weekend, David condescended to the realm of mere mortals by running a marathon relay with me. It was a difficult but BEAUTIFUL course in the Leavenworth cascades. Thanks to his quick pace, we won! The unclaimed prize: an Oktoberfest 2010 beer mug. Yay.
I always look so lovely in my race photos. The chunk of hair on my left side gives me a striking resemblance to my dog when she runs.
Woohoo! Our finish time...comical for David, but exciting for me!
Our future runner testing out the course:
Mia was our real-live baton on wheels. Non-runner passed her off to finishing runner. It was wonderful to have her sweet face waiting there for me!