It was a good week. After getting somewhat caught up with making the living space livable, I began tackling the pile of paperwork. There's still a pile, but it's smaller.
On Friday, we went to Wolfgang's first cross country meet of the season. It was HUGE. These meets are often heavily attended. Cross country is one of those school sports where no one gets cut and no one rides the bench. As a result, participation is high.
The meets themselves are out in the boonies, so many teams are invited. But this one was by far the heaviest attended we've ever seen. It was at a state finals course, so everyone wanted to come run on it I guess.
Here's the start of Wolfgang's race - just one of several run throughout the day. Where's Waldo?... er... Wolfgang? Find him and win a prize!
Okay, actually, I don't currently have anything in the prize bag, so I'll make it easier. Find Waldo now? (hint: blue top, gold shorts. C'mon people!).
Wolf was fighting off the ever popular back-to-school cold virus, so just treated this as more of a training run. No pressure. He still made a good showing and was happy with his finishing time.
In other human-powered news, I had a lovely bicycle ride with Tessa this morning. This is such a nice time of year for such things. Sometimes people I know see me out frolicking around and later ask me what I'm training for. I'm not training for anything. I just enjoy "going for a spin". Like when we were kids?
A friend of mine started running a few months ago and has seen steady improvement. She said that I helped motivate her after last Thanksgiving's Turkey Trot. She wants to race in a 5k, and maybe more. I'm happy that she's enjoying herself and taking delight in her progress (she's rather heavy). My only advice to her would be to not be too "grown up" about it.
Just have fun.