Monday, August 18, 2014

Quality of Life 2 mile Race Report

I got up early this morning and headed out for a quick 4 mile run, came home and helped the kids get ready for their 2 mile race.  They were so excited!

We got to the race with about 12 minutes to spare!  Just enough time to snap a few pictures

practice some cartwheels while standing in line for the port a potty
and then it was GO TIME!

My son took off and I stayed with my daughter.  I had given the kids instructions that whoever got to the finish line first was to stay there and wait close by until the others came in.  Cade was thrilled he didn't have to stay with us and ended up running part way with another kid from school.

I stayed with Avery and she started really strong, about a mile in she started run walking the rest of the way.  The last half mile was a bit of a struggle for her as she had a sideache, just then a boy from her kindergarten class and his mom passed us.  I leaned over to her and said "you aren't going to let Colter beat you are you?" and she was off!   It might have helped that the whole last quarter of a mile I told her mantra after mantra

Finally!  She has her own medal!  She kept asking me to give her one of mine, but I told her she had to earn it. 1st place in her age group! 
My son ended up 3rd in his, and was thrilled with his medal too, so I took them both out for some frozen yogurt.

Good stuff.

I ended up 4th in my age group, which was funny to me since I ran with Avery and out time was 21:14 which is more like a good 5k time for me, but I missed out on the awards, which the kids thought was pretty funny.


  1. Love it! Glad you all had a good time!

  2. How fun! Your kids are adorable!

  3. Sounds like you all had a blast! Congrats to both of them for placing! That is awesome!! I love the top you are wearing btw. Those yogurts are bigger than they are :)

  4. Congratulations to Avery!! Congratulations to mom to getting her through! Congratuations to Cade! They look like they are having the time of their lives!!

  5. I love how Avery is rocking a running skirt! Kudos to getting them involved and for repeating mantras to her toward the end.

  6. I love love love when kids get the running in their blood young.
    & medals?!?!? That's so fantastic!
    Yogurt is totally deserved after that :)

  7. Way to go to your family!!! I just love Avery's little skirt...and that she didn't want the boy to beat her!!!

  8. I love your daughter's adorable running outfit! Great job with the race!

  9. Congrats to all of you! Looks like a great way to share the fun of racing with your kids.

  10. Congrats to the kids! And froyo is delicious.

  11. Awww, your daughter's smile says it all. They are too adorable! Congrats to them!


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