Thursday, July 4, 2013

Udder Run 2013

Okay, so now that June is over, it's probably time to start blogging about what we've done all month :)
Travis gets out of school the week of Memorial Day and we take off running- literally!
Our first big event of the summer is usually Hilmar's Udder run. My dad's cousin Michelle has organized this race for a decade- a decade!!! We've only been able to participate for six of the last seven years (I've racked up the technical shirts to prove it) and we seem to be on a streak of extreme weather. Four years ago it was blisteringly hot, three years ago it was rainy and cold, and last year we had 40-50 mph winds whipping all the sand and dirt into our eyes and ears. This year we had another blisteringly hot race. It was 86 when we started running at 8am and by 9 it was already 90 degrees. The high that day was 107. It was hot. Even so, Travis joined me and offered to push the double stroller. Thanks to him, I was able to truly compete in my age group and I came in first with a PR of 16:32 for the 2.2 mile course! Talk about a supportive husband :)

After the adult race there is always a children's fun run and Adaline has been doing it since just after her 1st birthday. We have so much fun watching her excitement to run like Mommy and Daddy.

Staying cool before their race with the cousins

 We promised Spencer he could join in next year :)

Adaline and Trace in the back of the pack

Adaline about to pass the guy with the stroller ;)

 So proud of her medal! 

 Why do we have so many pictures with just the three kids when there are four now? Because this always happens...

Oh well, like I said, next year he'll run the race :)

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