Category Archives: Uncategorized

third run of the day after thai food and a beer.

third run of the day after thai food and a beer.

i haven’t made an official decision yet, but part of me is thinking about running an ultramarathon. and to do that i’ve got to get back up to running 40-50 miles a week which is a little rough with my schedule. so, i’m sneaking in runs when i can which is why i’m going for my third run of the day at 8pm in a hotel after traveling to minneapolis and eating dinner :-)

day 4199: a new year’s day hockey tournament!

day 4199:  a new year’s day hockey tournament! I.

it’s become a tradition to spend new year’s day at a hockey tournament where teams are made up of players from around the region. it’s a great way for the kids to get to know other players and a perfect way to spend the first day of the new year. this year the pee wee tournament is hosted in black river falls which is about an hour away from our hometown.

odin’s team won the first game of the tournament, 2-4. a great start to 2016!

day 4199:  a new year’s day hockey tournament! II.

watching teams in between games about to dig into tourney fundraiser grilled steak and potatoes which we’ve learned is way better than you might expect to find in a hockey arena.

day 4199:  a new year’s day hockey tournament! III.

aaaand odin’s team won second game, 3-5! they’re leading tourney in wins & points. just one more game! 52 shots on goal!

day 4199:  a new year’s day hockey tournament! IV.

whooooo! odin’s team swept the tourney send won their third game! 1-5. i’m going to guess their will be some tired kids after 3 hours of hockey.

day 4199:  a new year’s day hockey tournament! V.

i spy odin spying me.

day 4199:  a new year’s day hockey tournament! VI.

no trophy, no awards – nothing but the the satisfaction of knowing they won the tournament. great job, team!

we’ll definitely be back next year.

day 4199:  a new year’s day hockey tournament! VII.

after the games, with the crowds clearing out, odin finds a seat to watch the winter classic.

365/365. a perfectly appropriate photographic ending to 2015 and my 365 project.

365/365.  a perfectly appropriate photographic ending to 2015 and my 365 project.

i had big plans for a photographic ending to 2015 and my 365 photo-a-day project, but alas life got in the way. i suppose it’s appropriate that i find myself ending both in a hockey arena watching odin run hockey drills :-)

after practice, we’ll end 2015 the same as 2014, going to bed early to get up at 5:45am for early morning new year’s day hockey tournament. stay safe, ya’ll. see you on the flipside.

364/365. the christmas spirit is alive and well!

364/365.  the christmas spirit is alive and well!

after a week away, we arrived home at 10pm after a seven hour drive to find a Good Samaritan slow blowed our 100 feet of sidewalks and our 100 foot driveway!

they didn’t leave a calling card, but i think i know who did it. THANK YOU! Mightily appreciate not having to come home and dig out of 8 inches of snow that fell while we were gone.