Monthly Archives: November 2009

Race Report: 2009 Rock Trot

For the third year in a row, we started our Thanksgiving Day by running a family 5k down in Castle Rock.  It’s turning into a great tradition.  The race is laid back, but organized well.  It’s fun for the kids to get the matching T-shirts.

2009 Rock Trot

Prior years have been cold and dreary – not today!  Beautiful and warm.  It seems the crowds were out in record number, raising a lot of money for a good cause.  The course was mostly on a bike path, so I didn’t get much running in trying to navigate through the crowds pushing Jessica in the stroller.  With a little less than a mile to go, the course opened up and we were able to get up to speed.  Then I let Jessica get out and run the rest of the way to the finish – she did great!

Everyone did great and had fun.  Then we stuffed ourselves with a wonderful meal.

Moab Facebook

Took a trip to Moab a couple of weeks ago and did a lot more hiking than I usually do out there (always running/biking).  It was great to spend time with the family and take the kids to some really cool places.  We had fun spotting ‘faces’ in the rock walls.  Here are a few samples:


The rest can be viewed here.

During the week we were in town, my 7th grade daughter spotted license plates from 44 states and 4 Canadian provinces!  Maine, Louisiana, North Dakota, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Hawaii were the no-shows.  Y’all missed a great time!