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First Cross Country Race

Today was the first Cross Country race for Andrew and Mari. Cross Country and Soccer have been lifesavers during the pandemic because they are all outside and it gives the kids a chance to exercise and see their friends. Mari, Andrew, and Elliot are all running this year. Elliot’s first meet isn’t for a couple of weeks.

Mari making her way up the gradual uphill.
The start of the boys’ race.
Andrew on a downhill.
Rob Sports

RUN Freedom 5k

This year I am signed up for a series of four 5k races based on Nevada, Iowa. The first race was postponed, but they held this race in a socially-distanced format, with contactless packet pickup and staggered starts to distance the runners. The race went OK for me, and I am glad to have something to train for.

Elliot Sports

Elliot’s Soccer Team – The Wolves

Andrew Birthday Sports

Andrew’s 16th Birthday

Today we mini-celebrated Andrew’s 16th birthday. He was supposed to have a cross country meet out of town, so we didn’t plan anything. The meet was cancelled because of the weather and his team arranged a duel meet with another local team. Andrew ran a great race and we picked up a mini chocolate cake for afterward.

Andrew and some of his running friends – Jackson, Luke, and Carter.
Blurry Cake

Favorite song:  IDK
Favorite color: Orange
Favorite food:  Pasta
Favorite band:  IDK
Favorite book: Harry Potter
Favorite sport: XC
Favorite movie: IDK
Favorite Subject: Social Studies

Mari Sports

Mari’s Soccer Field Trip

Mari’s soccer team went on a field trip to a pumpkin patch on their weekend off. They are a great group of girls!

Andrew Sports

Andrew & Will

Cross Country Fans

Mari Sports

Mari Running


Valley Cross Country Meet

This afternoon was the Valley cross country meet. All 3 kids were able to run in the same meet – and Cameron Reagen, too.

Andrew Lucia Sports

Lucia’s Soccer

Lucia started playing soccer this year and I get to coach. Andrew is continuing his reffing career, now in his 4th year.

Pre-game huddle
Andrew reffing
Andrew Sports

First VHS Cross Country Meet

Andrew running in his first race of the year.