There are a few races that I do every year, no matter what. This is one of those races. It used to be that the whole family ran it, there's a picture somewhere (that I can't find right now) that shows myself and my cousins all running the race one year. I'm super out of shape having just started running, but we are all together and smiling. This year it was myself, my uncle and one other cousin who ran. Some have moved away, others are no longer with us. Regardless of how untrained I am or how much I really dislike road races, this is one that I refuse to miss. This year was no exception. The weather was perfect for a 5k and it's always great to get out there with the Fleet Feet Racing Team. I have to give a huge shout out to Della who grabbed me a tutu from the cheer bin, I can't believe I left mine at home! I had a great, albeit slow race and it was a great way to start off Thanksgiving!
All The Crooked Saints
By Maggie Stiefvater
Here is a thing everyone wants: a miracle.
Here is a thing everyone fears: what it takes to get one.
Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.
At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.
They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.