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February 24, 2013

From Susan — “And the award goes to…”

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 9:12 pm

…My hubby for his 30th Birkebeiner Cross Country Ski Race!!  This year was the 40th year of the American Birkebeiner.

Here you see him after the Award Ceremony in his couture look!!  John had his best Birkie finish at 62 years old.  I could not be more proud!  He broke into the top 500 (out of 10,000 skiers in all), and placed 8th in his age group.  Yes, they are oldies, but they came in only 40-50 minutes behind the winners.

I will be watching the greatest show on earth tonight (The Osc&rs) — my middle-age female self will win out this time against my adolescent male self (the part of me that is addicted to The Walking Dead!!).  I can catch TWD with On Demand 🙂 .

Edited to add an action photo:

John is in the Snow Leopard Print — Bib 2018!!


  1. WOW! Congratulations to John – that is fabulous!

    Very nice photo, too 🙂

    Comment by Quinn — February 24, 2013 @ 11:39 pm

  2. Well done! And so dashing in a snow-leopard print, too.

    Comment by stashdragon — February 25, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

  3. Good for him! I am so impressed. And good for you Susan — you’re always there to support him.

    Comment by Julie — February 25, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

  4. Love the snow leopard ski outfit! Congrats to John for his amazing accomplishment! Love seeing the over 60 group do amazing things!!!!

    Comment by Kathy W. — February 26, 2013 @ 12:37 am

  5. Congratulation! I’m really impressed with this accomplishment and that he has been participating for 30 years! That’s so cool! I’m sure your support also means a lot to him.

    Comment by Barb — February 26, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

  6. Susan and John…..Congrats to both of you………first to John for completing such an arduous race in such good time. He has to have trained HARD for that. Tom and I are BOTH SUPER IMPRESSED! Cathy

    Comment by Cathy Rootness — February 26, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

  7. Congrats to your hubby on 30 years of the Birkie! Mine is trying to make it to 20 (4 more to go!)

    Comment by Janet — March 14, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

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