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Jensen Stables XC 2009

October 18, 2009

I can’t believe it has been an entire month since I last posted!

Kyle had his insane XC race today at the horse stable this morning. This is the second time he has run the 12k. Last year he got lost and was nearly the last finisher. We were just hoping he’d finish without getting lost this year, which he was in fact successful in doing. I took over 600 pictures of the event, but I will only share a few of them here, lest I bore all (5) of my readers and scare them away, lol!

Kyle, as the race began.

Kyle, as the race began.

Very steep hill near the beginning of the race.

Very steep hill near the beginning of the race.

Just after the messy, muddy marsh...

Just after the marshy, muddy mess. Notice the muddy feet?

Still smiling. Last time we saw Kyle until the end of the race...

Still smiling. Last time we saw Kyle until the end of the race...

Even though these guys weren’t in the race, I couldn’t help but snap a few photos of them. It was pretty funny to watch them running up and down the pasture as the runners went past their paddock.

horse 1

Good day for a roll...

Good day for a roll...

...and a good chin rub on the grass...

...and a good chin rub on the grass...

Feet up...

Feet up...

Kyle with one last obstacle before the finish line.

Kyle with one last obstacle before the finish line.

Just before Kyle finished the race, the kids 2k race began. Erin decided this morning that she wanted to run the kid’s race, so we signed her up when we arrived.

Erin, shortly after the start of her race. Erin, shortly after the start of her race.
Erin, finishing her race. Erin, finishing her race.
All in all, both kids enjoyed themselves, my mother-in-law and I froze, and Kyle finished without getting lost. It was a good morning!

2 comments

  1. Great photos, Carly! I love this time of year, as the crystal clear air and golden sunshine combine to give photos a certain “lustre” not visible any other time of the year!

    Gotta love the looks on Kyle’s and Erin’s faces….determination! Way to go!!!!

    The horse photos are beautiful as well. All in all, terrific!!!!


  2. Cold or not, it really was a beautiful morning. Congratulations to Kyle and Erin! Hope they survived without too many aching muscles.



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