Dead lift body weight = 29 in one minute.
Pull-ups: as many as possible = 8.
35 pound kettle bell for 3 minutes = 94.
The last one was grueling, I thought. Each length was 25 yards. Flip a 150 pound tire.
Return with a 73-pound atlas ball.
Farmer walk carrying 90 pounds, go down, turn around slowly to avoid losing control of the weights,
and come back.
Take the atlas ball back.
And finally, flip the tire back to the start.
My daughter is a stud-woman.
I was in grades 7-8 here in beginning in 1960. Then it was called Rio Linda Jr High School. The name has changed and now serves grades 5-8. Grades K-4 are located down the street at Dry Creek Elementary.
Local organizations were invited to have an information table in the main hallway.
Doug and I manned a table for the Rio Linda-Elverta Historical Society.
We managed to lure 12 people into taking our little quiz. How did we do that? A piece of candy if they simply filled out an answer sheet.
Extra helpers. What looks like a giant red rubber band is actually an unraveled fruit roll-up.
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We were at Starbuck’s, Dick was buying a bus ticket online so he could go to Palo Alto (his mother was in the hospital)
when I looked over and spotted this. I couldn’t tell what it was from this angle. I walked around to the right
and was so surprised to see a gigantic face.
Matter Contemplates Spirit by Stephen J Katenbach, 2004.
Dick is well-known for the “treasures” he finds along the roadside when he rides his bike. But he didn’t realize this time he brought home a bug on his head and a lizard on his back!
Sunday, the actual birthdays of Sophia and Odin. Lenin was in Georgia at the preliminary rounds of the Masters. Stacey had to work. We met at Thais’ house.
Cousins at play.
Carter helps out.
Uncle Justin at play.
No birthday cake this time, but rather cherry pie – the one I made at Merrilyn’s a few months ago – rapidly thawed earlier today 🙂
This is #4 for Odin. His party was at the G St house with lots of friends from his Beanstalk Preschool.
This has been a busy day. LGA bike ride in the morning and two birthday parties in the afternoon – I need to learn how to be in two places at the same time.
The party was at Tricks Gymnastics & Dance.
Lenin is wearing Olaf’s reindeer antlers. Avery is jumping with cousin Jeffery.
On Sophia’s right is cousin Lauren. Lots of friends from Milestone’s Preschool were also there.
Avery is helped by grandmother Rita, who is known as Lala.
Time for pizza and birthday cake.
Uncle Leno, Rita, Thais, Lenin:
I arrived early for the Pancake Breakfast.
The artist who created our club logo.
Another club ride, all men, riding fast.
Captain LaTraye leads the group across the Jibboom St Bridge.
Stop #1: Practical Cycle in Old Sacramento. They specialize in electrical-assist bicycles and cargo bikes.
Time to lock up the bikes find a place to eat. Well, yeah, we just rode 4 miles.
Candy Heaven – the next logical place to go.
From Old Sac we rode across the Tower Bridge and saw Raley Field, then rode another 1 1/2 miles along the Sacramento River to Miller Park before turning around.
LaTraye gave Devin some tips on stretching.
L-R: LaTraye, Monika from WALKSacramento, Devin, Angel, Ms McManus.
Total miles = 12
I really enjoy volunteering time to the Rio Linda-Elverta Historical Society. Tonight there’s a planning meeting for the upcoming Farm and Tractor Days in May.
This meeting and all board meetings happen at Dry Creek Ranch House. There is a large beautiful rose garden in front.
The new banner going up at a busy intersection. L-R: Tom Ray-President, Ralph Hants-Director
The first (of four) CBET classes ended today after 32 hours of instruction. We started in November and I have come to care so much for my students. L-R: Yulith, Georgina, Julissa (kneeling), Rosa (with flowers), Maria, Dania, Teresa, Juana, Susana. Rosa received a bouquet because she completed the most hours.