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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mt. Taylor Quadrathlon 2011...and Wyatt's First Road Trip!

The list of Mt. Taylor Quadrathlon champions includes some legendary names: Matt Carpenter, Mike Tobin, Mike Kloser, Andrew Adamowski, Jack Swift, and Dan "King of the Quad" Nielson. None(on the male side, that is--Danelle Ballengee's victories reached double digits, including a burly 3:52), however, have dominated like Josiah Middaugh, who has claimed the most victories and never (to my knowledge) finished off the top of the podium.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series: Race #2

Traffic on I-70 was quite a challenge, and I missed half of the Super Bowl getting home. The Beaver Creek Snowshoe Challenge, however, was worth the effort of getting there!

A fresh dump of over a foot at Beaver Creek made for some excellent snowshoeing conditions, and I was lucky to be able to break trail for about a third of the 5k course. Happy that no one was able to catch me on this slow section, I continued to the finish and gained the win in the race.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Educational Interlude: CCIRA Conference Presentation

On February 3rd, I was honored to present with Alyse, Alex, Alec, John, and Sam, five students from EHS, at the Annual Conference of the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association. Speaking in front of a packed room of over 90 educators, the students were poised, confident, and impressive. Our presentation, "Literacy and Technology in the 21st-Century English Classroom," discussed the use of technology in education. Go Cougars!

A video of the session is online here: