CM6 44K Race

Typically in life, at least my life, the times that I look back on most and spend much time reflecting, analyzing, and pondering about are the moments when I was most challenged, hurt, or confused. Typically, as in this case, it is all three. Last Sunday I ran a 44k trail race called the #CM6. The 44k (labeled 42k) was one …

Meet Gabriel Gustav the Angel Fish

This week we got a pet fish! …from the street.  We stumbled upon this scaly fellow gasping for air (water?) in the street in front of our house. Our neighbor has two little aquariums and has kindly taken in street fish we’ve found in the past, so we scooped new fish up in a cup and walked over to his …

Chiang Dao 52K Race

Most of the getaways our family takes for much needed “rest and relaxation” are based around races. Doing a running race, bike ride, or triathlon is a great way to see a new area. Last week we went on a little race-cation to a nearby mountain town called Chiang Dao. Incredibly beautiful place. It was our first time there and …

Rainy Season Flooding

It’s been raining a lot this week and this is what the entrance to Grace International School has looked like the past couple days. They said it was even worse this morning so they cancelled school! Since school was cancelled it provided me with some time to have some fun playing in the water and mud with Pax and Piper …

Sculpting in the Waiting

It’s not an uncommon occurrence to lose running water at our house for anywhere from 2 hours to 2 days. Today is one of those days. But it also happens to be a rainy day! Resourceful Brian grabbed the kids’ bath tub and mop bucket and stuck ’em out in the rain. Voila! He used that water to force flush …

Hike Sweet Hike

Yesterday I took Paxton and Piper to Doi Kham (a nearby mountain) to pick up our usual Tuesday morning stair training. Piper made it up the entire mountain all by herself for the first time! She’s getting very strong and tough. She ran through thorns on a side trail we explored and got several stuck in her. She cried for …

Thanks and Farewell, America!

We’ve been in The States for 9 weeks – the most amount of time we’ve spent here in 5 years, and we leave in 12 hours. I’m full and choked up reflecting on and clinging to the bouquet of treasured moments with you who gifted such love, joy, truth and fun during the time here. And if I stay in …

Racing in Thailand

We recently had the chance to do two races together as a family – the first a rare-for-Thailand run-bike-run duathlon and the second a full-distance marathon for Brian while the babes and I ran a 10K. We had loads of fun, and while towing these heavy little nuggets over a mountain I overflowed with thankfulness. This girl loves a good …