Thanks to everyone who sponsored me in last weekends MS150. With my friend Eric from church, I rode from Grand Rapids to Holland and back (78 miles the first day and 72 the second). This was my 9th MS150 (1996-1998 and 2000 in TN and 2002-2006 in MI). As usual, I didn't do much training (a total of about 50 miles...not counting 10 miles every three days on the stationary bike). This was the first year I've done the Grand Rapids version (I usually do the Davisburg to Lansing ride in July). I think the Grand Rapids ride is a bit easier. It was also great weather...a little bit chilly in the mornings but overall quite comfortable. I think it was my best MS150 yet...a little bit sore afterwards but not too much. Eric and I seemed fairly well-matched as riders and rode together both days.
Here are some photos of Eli S. at 9 or 10 months.
On the Saturday before last, Elliot (and Lisa) marched in the Memorial Day parade with Lim's Tae Kwon Do. It was hot and sunny, but Elliot stayed hydrated.
On Saturday we celebrated Finn's 3rd birthday with the Birdwells and Bridges. It was the first of two parties...the second to be held next weekend.
Elliot tested for his yellow stripe today at Taekwon-Do.
Last Saturday we roasted hot dogs and marshmallows, cleared brush, canoed, etc. with our friends on their property. Here are some photos:
It was cold and windy for tonight's baseball game. Elliot played catcher for the first time.
Gramma and Grampa B came to Elliot's baseball game Tuesday night. He played first base during one inning and got 4 kids out in that inning...including one unassisted. Even the major leaguers can't say that. ;-) We went to Baskin Robbins for ice cream afterwards.