On the Podium

I wasn’t there to see it happen, because I was babysitting our grandson in another town, but SuperDad was busy making dreams come true on Sunday. For the second year in a row, he stood up on the podium after the race, but this year he also placed 3rd in his division at the Langlauf 10k Nordic race.

Langlauf medal 2016, cropped to 4x6 and websized

He tells me how out of shape he is aerobically, but I’m proud of him. Back in younger years as a college ski bum racer, he exercised several hours every day. Then for many years, work and family responsibilities kept him from spending time on skis (and living in Texas didn’t help matters for 5 of those winters). When he retired, SuperDad knew he wanted to live where he had the opportunity to spend plenty of time in the great outdoors. Spokane’s motto of “Near Nature. Near Perfect.” fit right in with what he desired for his lifestyle, and he does indeed spend time hiking, fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, and skiing.

Tonight SuperDad and The Scout are cross country skiing by the light of the Snow Moon up on the mountain. I sent the camera with them and hope there are pictures to share on another day.