Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thanksgiving in Virginia
(view from Old Rag at sunrise, 11.29.08 by Deb Shaffer)
What a joyous Thanksgiving! We celebrated with the entire Carpenter side of the family at Elysium after the annual Boar's Head Turkey Trot... then I spent Saturday with my closest friends in the VHTRC running 26 miles near Old Rag and Hawksbill Mountain in the Shenandoah National Park.
In reflecting on 2008, I find I am most thankful for...
Family gatherings We had a very special Thanksgiving as everyone was able to come and spend time together in a gorgeous setting.
(the gang at Thanksgiving)
Running on beautiful mountain trails with my friends while sharing the ups and downs of parenting, training, racing, living...
(a few VHTRC friends at the start of the Old Rag/Hawksbill run)
Living and working in this beautiful part of the country...
(the view from Elysium of Afton Mountain)
Racing this year on tough trails, thanks to the tireless efforts of race and run directors David Horton, Clark Zealand, Dan Lehmann, Adam Cassiday, Dennis Herr, Quatro Hubbard, Keith Knipling, Mike Bur, Kerry Owens, the Uwharrie gals, and the VHTRC.
(Old Rag Mountain)
My family---Rusty, Chapin, Carter, and Virginia, and our puppies Jack and Sky. They are the lights of my life.
What are you most thankful for this year? I would love to know.