T-shirts with elevations > trail maps.

If: primarily downhill, then: speed of mountaintop race < speed of trail run

Beauty of mountaintop race ~ beauty of trail run.

Falling off your high heels Thursday + running 13.1 miles Sunday = ankle trouble Monday.

2nd quartile finishers: No. 2 son and brother-in-law

3rd quartile finisher: sister

4th quartile finisher: self

 

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #293

by Peggy on April 22, 2015

Sam (on celebrating his grandfather’s 80th birthday): He’s really out of it from being young.

Dad

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #291

April 14, 2015

Sam: I’ve got my apartment all set up, so we can’t move back to the farm now. Peggy: Oh, we’re not moving back to the farm, Sam. Sam: (pauses) I miss the farm. Peggy: I miss it, too.   (Readers: I’ve been on hiatus since we moved. I’ll be back blogging soon.)

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #290

March 17, 2015

Peggy: A heavenly location? That would be Hawaii. Sam: I always thought a heavenly location was the moon.

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Old-school cakes: Butter pecan cake

March 7, 2015

I pulled out my file of old-school cakes from Regina’s recipe collection to look for something new- to-us. We may have an occasion soon that calls for cake. I got excited when I read the earnest description Regina’s friend, Doyline, wrote at the end of this recipe. “It will rise and then fall. It is supposed […]

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Outward Bound, the indoor edition

February 16, 2015

“Because you know, nothing bad ever happens to a writer; everything is material.” – Garrison Keillor. I learned about stage fright at age 10. I had been taking piano lessons for a year. My memories of that first spring recital are a little foggy, except, just before I sat down to play, I saw my dad slip […]

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #289

February 12, 2015

Peggy: Coding has to be perfect … (pauses) … because computers are stupid. Sam: It has to be perfect because otherwise it’s only in your imagination.

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Chisholm Challenge 2015: Equitation

January 29, 2015

Dunny was having a bad day on the first day of Chisholm Challenge, as were a number of other horses for some reason. The good folks at Born 2 Be decided it wouldn’t be safe for Sam or any of the other riders to ride Dunny that day. So, at the last minute, they saddled […]

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #288

January 29, 2015

Sam: I try to give nonverbal commands to dogs … and horses. Peggy: Oh, yeah? Sam: But Tracy says horses understand words. Peggy: You think so? Sam: Some words. Peggy: Which ones? Sam: Well … “walk” and “whoa.”

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Chisholm Challenge 2015: Working Trail (the buckle-winner)

January 29, 2015

Yes, internet friends, I was so engrossed in his ride I forgot to follow the canter over the poles.

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