Sunday, August 25, 2013

What a Great Day - A Race and a Ride!

The morning started out with a 5K on Lake Champlain.  Jameson was helping to run it so both my husband and I went.  The temperature was perfect and the scenery on Lake Champlain always pleases. Flat too!  Wow!  Yesterday I was in a stuffy classroom getting ready for the year. Today was much better!

This race raises money to help make homes more handicapped accessible.  Zoe (Zoe's Race) fell in a pool as a young child and her life and that of her family changed drastically.  They  had to change their home to accommodate her needs and now work each year to help at least one family do the same.

A great race with all the Vermont members of our family there.

My husband and I coming in at the end.

Lots of good food, including Ben and Jerry's!

Jameson and I both won our age groups.  Being 60 rocks! And 
I wasn't the only one!

I was in the top half but there were walkers and others who don't race a lot.  I was 1/5 in my age group.  My time was 29:07. The individual miles were from 9:02 - 9:48.  Better than I have done in awhile. In fact I just looked and it is better than I have done all year.  I knew it felt better but was disappointed - briefly - it was 29 something.  But it did feel good, I felt I gave it a great effort and my family was there. As I have said - it was a GREAT DAY!

I went and got Jaxon for Jameson who was helping to break everything down.  I changed so I could head out on the bike path.  I was right here after all.  Sunday is not the ideal time for a peaceful ride but I tried to stay calm and watch VERY carefully as people are not predictable at all.  Even the causeway was crowded. I had not thought about the fact that the bike ferry runs on Sundays to get people across the cut from one county to another.  I briefly thought about taking it just for the heck of it but I didn't really want to and once out there found out it cost $8.00, too much to spend for my purposes.  But I sat there on the rocks for a long time just loving the day.  
Above and below the two bike ferries.  You can see the
bikes better below.

This guy had his own bike ferry come and the guy in the 
rowboat rowed him a long way. In fact I never saw where they 
did end up stopping.

I loved this county sign out in the middle of the lake on the
causeway.  I had never noticed it before.

A stop on the bike path to enjoy the day.

A nice t shirt and a medal for an age group win.  Score!


Darlene said...

Congrats on the win.

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Char said...

Great result. And it's nice to hear you were happy with your pace.

HappyTrails said...

Yay for best race time of the year! Yay for an awesome day all the way around. Yay for living life to the full! Looks like a gorgeous day for doing it all - including eating Ben & Jerry's. :-)

Unknown said...

Congrats on the AG win! Loved all the pics (as usual).

Kate Geisen said...

What a great day! Congratulations to you and Jameson! I'm thinking if you can pull off sub-30 when your heart currently belongs to biking you're in good shape. :)

Giorgio said...

A very respectable pace: congrats!
Beautiful pictures and nice report.

Fran said...

Congrats to you and Jameson! I love it that you did this with your husband and son. You guys are such a healthy family, love it.

christa said...

Beautiful pictures of the lake as usual :)

Liz said...

Congratulations on your AG win! Nice running. The pictures of the boats are lovely.

EB said...

I love that you race (and win) as a family! Great job. And any race with Ben & Jerry's is a good race!

Teamarcia said...

Woot for the win! Looks like a gorgeous day!

Anonymous said...

Ben and Jerry's after a race is awesome!

Johann said...

You had a great run at a great event, well done! The photos certainly shows a perfect day.

Ercotravels said...

Well done, congratulations!!!