the excuse to visit was the annual Tipperary Hill Shamrock run. Of course, it is a mostly fun, somewhat serious, significantly hilly (i saw a shirt that said "any hill that has its own name is going to be a push."), 4-mile (6.5 km) race. Having had a recovery week this week, I was feeling good. It was snowy (worried about ice!) and cold. but super fun.
It wasn't the fastest I have ever run (31:35), but it was the highest placing ("percentage wise") that I have ever gotten in running. I placed 15th of 303 (top 4.9%) in my age group, and 87/1680 (top 5.1%) in females. so, not so shabby.
but, since i am overwhelmed with work, it was a short race, and i have not much else to say other than it was a great weekend, here are some photos. back to the stressful life of a graduate student (ARGH!)
|Nothing like cute kids holding hands in the snow|
|Nothing like a cute Noah Covert.|
|Great friends to spend the weekend with! Such a wonderful family.|
|All Smiles before the race: Kelly Jepsen Covert, Annie Lampron, Amelia Payne|
|i have nothing to say. these are legs. and lots of green.|