Saturday, May 30, 2009
The Gold medal. I broke the 2002 record by 2' 51"with a time of 26'58".
This is a journal page dating from august 2007 when I knew that I would not be able to go to the New Mexico Senior Olympics because of injury...I was pretty upset then.
Gray and windy on our way
Steve took this picture at about 5:30am right before the start
The line up...
From checking the evening before I was ready for a course with a long hill at the beginning, steeper than described!
The finish! Check the huge crowds cheering:)
My fellow competitors in age group 65-69: next to me the silver, then the bronze and the 4th place winner with her ribbon
I passed Lynn at the beginning but later on she passed me and beat me by 55 seconds (her age group 55-59). Very nice young woman.
Esther, 79 years young from Acoma pueblo and in brilliant yellow Inez from Los Alamos
I am not proud:)
Another Senior Olympian, Jeanette, full of life!
In front of our hotel before going home
On our way home....blue skies, sunny!
On the way back to Albuquerque we stopped for my reward, a gift from my son David who gave me a McDo certificate...He knew that I had been shamelessly drooling (for 1 year) for fast food (sorry slow-food folks), i.e., French fries and a fish sandwich.
All pictures from the race are by darling hubby Steve! Thank you, dear husband!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
From left , Richard, wife Darcy, Jeff, David and the back of Steve's head
Our one and only Sergio
Jeff and David
From left Em, Sergio and Christine (Jeff's wife)
Yesterday...we laughed a lot!
It was wonderful getting together again with friends Richard and Darcy. They came together from Colorado with Jeff and Christine. FUN!
Photos Emily Barnes
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
I am her number 1 fan, Mary Kirsling, 86 years young! She ran yesterday, can't remember her time but of course she was 1st in her age group. She is going to the Nationals to run in the 1500meters, the 5K and the 10K....unbelievable. She truly is my inspiration. Her 2 daughters are also runners, both elite runners especially one Colleen.
Back at home...with a cuppa..
At the starting line.
The finishing kick
Photos by hubby Steve
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
First a pic of crazy Zephirine...it is heavenly to walk underneath...
Then the table I was refinishing, done now
A pretty little pitcher from Alsace, a gift from my brother years ago, filled with my favorite roses:
Abraham Darby and Evelyn
PS: The table is really not this red as in pic.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
to receive a piece of mail art from my sis in Paris, that is. Judge for yourself, a beautiful piece indeed from a talented artist. To see more go to her blog here.
I regret that I had to block addresses and therefore mess with the integrity of her work:(
PS: The "crown-like" image is made using one of her preciously- perfect -made- by- hand stamp....