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Another July, another Ragnar Northwest Passage in the books.

This year was a little tougher for me — I’m starting to feel my forty-seven years — but I got through Leg 6’s 17.7 miles fast enough to help our Sandbaggers team win our division yet again.

A few photos:



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This morning the kids and I made the long 1/4 mile trek across the park for another freezing running of the Laurelhurst Turkey Trot.  It was Reese’s second go at it; for Finn and me, it was three in a row.

As with the Green Lake Gobble & Mash Potato Munch Off earlier this week, seven-year old Finn was the star of the show.

His 28:50 time for the neighborhood 5k was, I think, a new PR.  He finished well ahead of anyone else within three years his age.

Reese, on the other hand, took it easy with her friends Charlotte and Gracie.  Still she did it, which is a heck of a lot more than a lot of our neighbors can say.

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This morning Finn and I ventured out to a very cold Green Lake for a running of the Green Lake Gobble and Mash Potato Munch Off.

We’d done the race several times before (2011I2012I2013).  Those times, the kids did the kid dash — about a 400-yard or so dash next to Green Lake Pitch & Putt.

This time Reese was at home, but Finn did the real deal — as in a 5k real deal.  And he was the star of the show.  He beat hundreds of adults and would have beaten even more had we been able to keep his shoes tied.   The six times we had to stop to tie them did not help his overall time.

Unfortunately I did not do a great job of snapping photos — as per usual lately.  But I did get a few to prove we were there.

Up next — the Laurelhurst Turkey Trot later this week.

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Another year, another Ragnar Northwest Passage.  One of the best weekends of the year.  A few photos:

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This morning I joined my Georgetown Law classmate Davina Kaile in downtown Seattle for the 2015 Seattle Rock & Roll Half Marathon.

Actually she did the whole marathon — I did the half.  But what’s 13.1 miles between friends.

The run went quite well.   My time of 1:43:08 was not a PR — I had that back in the Clinton years — but it was good enough for 511th place out of 11012 runners and 40th out of 473 in my division (M46-49).

Not unpleased.

A 5:30 am view from the starting line.

A 5:30 am view from the starting line.

Davina and me pre-race.  She ran twice as far as I did.

Davina and me pre-race. She ran twice as far as I did.

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This morning Finn and I ventured over to the park for our second-ever Laurelhurst Turkey Trot.

The bad news was that Reese decided not to join us.

The good news is that Finn set a new 5k PR — 32:05.

He just turned six two months ago.

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This morning the family Jenkins ventured downtown for the Seahawks 5k and Play60 Fun Run.

Actually I ventured downtown alone and did the 5k by myself.  The fam joined soon thereafter for the Fun Run.

Doing 5k’s alone is a good way to feel like a loser.  I did it at last year’s St. Patrick’s Day Dash and did not have fun.  I won’t be doing it again.

Anyway, we all had a lot of fun.

Seahawks v. Packers and the opening of the 2014 NFL season is four days away.  Can’t wait.

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