In honor of The Barkley Marathons taking place this weekend my son and wife baked Barkley themed cupcakes, with “easy” buttons and the yellow gate.

Good thing I was able to tell what the date was by glancing at my wrist.

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My friend Brett and I did a ski race/costume contest yesterday at Crested Butte. I skied uphill, he skied downhill. There were probably 100 individuals, but only two relay teams. So our 1st place finish wasn’t quite as impressive as it sounds. Photo by Brett’s daughter Claire.

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This kid just registered for his first marathon (not counting the 2 ultramarathons he has run). This morning I asked if he wanted to run in mud or no mud. He chose mud.

We finally got enough snow to ski on, so I turned it into a fun excursion last night.

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