We hosted the Saints at our house last week and drove school vans to various trailheads in the State Capital Forest for our 2 x day training runs. The athletes LOVED all the trail running only minutes from our house. My sister and I LOVED having lots of college students around to play with during their free time!
The athletes set up 4 tents and a few hammocks around our property for a true "camping feel". We also brought in a porta-potty to add to the "rustic feel".
The weather was great so they were able to eat meals on our back deck and in our back yard.
We went with the team to the WA coast where they ran barefoot on the beach in Westport, played in the water, and did a service project picking up almost 20 bags of trash.
I tried to be on the top of their pyramid!
Notice the silly string. The men "attacked" the women with it and started a string of fun, unexpected pranks.
Our new assistant coach woke up one morning to find his car covered in saran wrap. He was a good sport!
We started one of our morning runs a little late as the women woke up before the sun came up to hide the men's running shoes all over our property. It took an extra 30 minutes to find them all! :)
Our last morning of camp, the athletes woke up at 5:30 a.m. for a "sunrise run". It's hard to see, but we had a beautiful view of 3 of the Cascade Mountains along the horizon.
We love our Saints! Good luck this XC season!