Two weekends ago we helped out at Waldo 100K. Mom was the aid station captain at Charlton Lake (halfway) so we spend the morning setting up the aid station and taking care of runners. In the afternoon, I got to bike back to Willamette Pass where the race finished. Mom, Dad, and Jacob (who swept the first half) met me there as they had to drop off aid station supplies and get some post race food at the finish line.
This weekend Dad and I were alone as Mom was busy driving Jacob down to Flagstaff. Saturday we went to Alsea Falls and hiked around there for a few hours. We went down a couple roads that we hadn't explored before so that was pretty fun. The weather was cool and it almost felt like an early fall day.
Sunday Dad and I went up to Portland and got a bike (there was a Timber's game too, and it was one to forget). I was riding Jacob's bike and that was working out great until Jacob headed back to school in Flagstaff and took his bike with him. Now I have my own bike which is great since I can keep training even though I can't run much. I'm hoping to maintain some fitness through biking so when I get back to running, its not too much a slog to get back to running fast. It will still take a while, but hopefully the bike will speed things up a bit.
Looking ahead, I probably will run a few low key races this fall to get back into shape. When 2019 arrives, hopefully I'll be coming into top form. It been a long time since I've had a full season of racing so that's what I'm aiming for in 2019. But for 2018, I just need to be patient and slowly get back up to speed.