Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Josh does in fact have a masters now.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Sorry for the restricted page email earlier. I was trying to solve some blog-related problems.


Restricted page

The blog you were trying to access (OhioSchmenck.blogspot.com) is password protected. Please contact us if you would like the password. - Josh and Amanda

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hermes 10 miler

Hi Everyone! I did my first ever 10 mile race today. A woman I know had entered and couldn't race, so she gave me her entry (that's why my number says Meghan on it). I finished in 1 hr 48 minutes, which comes out to 10 min 50 sec miles, but I stopped to go to the bathroom and that took 3 minutes, so I think that my real pace was closer to 10 min 30 sec. I'm super excited. One of the highlights of the race was seeing a woman running with her 6 month old in a stroller. Turns out she is an ob/gyn and was really supportive of me being out there running. The picture is of my friend, Lilli, and me at the finish. Lilli has type 1 diabetes and is training for the Cleveland marathon next month. She finished at a pace of something like 8.5 min miles.

amanda :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chagrin river cx

Josh came in 3rd today in a 14 person cat 3 cx race!!! Won $20 too!!

Sent from my iPhone

Saturday, April 23, 2011

African (afghan)

After 5 years, I finally finished it!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

WVMBA #2 Big Bear Classic

This weekend was the Big Bear Classic in the beautiful countryside of West Virginia. Nestled up in the hills is Big Bear Lake surrounded by 4000 acres of private forest land with approximately 40 miles of single track. The terrain offers a variable mix of technical climbs and descents with twisty single track in between.

The experts race had an interesting twist in that they had a short prologue with a $30 prime for the first one across the line. This brought the racers back around for some cheers from the waiting sport and beginner racers. The sport and beginner was a mass start with all charging down a short section of double track and into a bottleneck at the first incline. The bottleneck is of course a large rock on one side and trees on the other. I worked my way through some stopped riders and into the middle of the pack and was feeling pretty good until I dropped my chain the first time. Something that was going to be part of the rest of my race. We got into the single track which was nice and twisty for the first couple of miles and then got more technical. Miles 3 and 4 consisted of some nice technical and muddy singletrack. There were some fun rolling rock drops and some narrow jaunts through boulders. I caught my wheel a couple of times that resulted in a little "a" over teakettle. My legs were feeling pretty good and whenever I stopped it gave me a chance to get something to eat and drink.

There were some nice climbs with flowing downs. It seemed like I would work my way into a group and then get past them and have a problem. At one point I lost my heart rate monitor watch and had to go back to retrieve it. Luckily somebody had picked it up and handed it off to me as they passed. With my watch back on and about 3/4 of the way through the race I wanted to make up some of the places that I lost.

I came in at 8th place for my class which was about the middle of the group. Amanda on the other hand did a little bit better. Here she is at the end:

Look at that smile, she thinks she did well.

Here she is with her second place mug. And here is my award which they gave to everyone:

The last piece of info is Amanda's prize from last week, a new floor pump.