Wordy Wednesday–Go Charlie!

Wordy Wednesday

On this Wednesday, I can’t keep quiet! 

Our “Favorite” SIL will participate in the OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) World Championships this weekend. His excitement and anticipation are contagious. (Sorry, I stole your picture.)

Here’s a link to his Facebook page, in case you’d stop by, hit the “Like” button, and tell him his “Favorite” mother-in-law sent you.

Within the last two years, he’s trained hard, worked out, and pushed himself further than I thought humanly possible. I’m pretty sure he’s smoked his fitness tracker with miles run!

I want to take this opportunity to wish him all the best in his upcoming races. Go Charlie!



Checking in

Checking in

It’s late Monday, I returned home this evening from my weekend stay with the grandkids.  Hubby had planned to go with me, but wasn’t up for a trip after aggravating his back. His chiropractor suggested he take it easy this weekend–and he’s improving. We have an excursion planned, so it’s in his best interest to be roadworthy! 

Rain was my travel companion, Saturday.

Our eldest granddaughter is preparing for a month-long mission trip to Guatemala.

A carful of lovely young ladies.

The youngest ones on a recent race day, Tough Mudder, Obstacle Course Racing (OCR).

photo courtesy of their mother





Good Fences #34

Good Fences #34

There were a lot of fences and gates at the recent Obstacle Course Race (OCR) venue, Belvedere Plantation.  I was first introduced to it a number of years ago as “The Pumpkin Patch.” It’s where the grandchildren went each fall to pick a pumpkin. It’s a wonderful place to visit and has something for everyone.

Our nine-year-old granddaughter zooms by.

A Bald Eagle flew overhead as we were approaching the venue from the parking lot. Of course, I didn’t have the camera ready to go.

Linking to Good Fences–Thanks, Theresa!



Randomness on Monday

Sharing a bit of randomness from our weekend at a BattleFrog Obstacle Course Race (OCR). This is a new series of OCRs, designed by U.S. Navy Seals. Our son-in-law ran the 5K with 13-year-old daughter (her first race); then he ran the 15K. The next four, aged 4, 7, 8, and 9, participated in the Tadpole division.

1. We didn’t get out of town soon enough, Friday. It took us well over an hour to get through the tunnel and on our way. Normally, that takes about 15 minutes.

2. That night we checked into a hotel in the area of the race, and got about five hours sleep. Next time, we’ll leave earlier in the day!

3. We arrived at the venue, Tomahawk MX, around 7:45 a.m. under cloudy skies. That turned out to be a blessing, as it made the temperature more bearable for both athletes and spectators.  The U.S. Navy Seals demonstrated rescue operations twice that day. You can see how overcast the sky was. 

4. On their way to the 4th (I think) obstacle, Peyton lost her shoes in the thick mud. She got them back on her feet and she and her dad were running again. You can see where the mud was up over her ankles. Then they were off into the woods, and we wouldn’t see them until the last few obstacles.

Meanwhile, the Tadpoles were warming up for their event. Clicking a photo in the gallery will bring up a slide show.

5. After a day’s hard work, it was back to the hotel for some pool time. No one seemed to mind that the water was c-c-c-cold. 

I have photos of the obstacles that were visible to us. Are you interested in seeing more of this?