Cross Country Race for My Boys

>> Monday, May 21, 2018

Saturday was the "TC Kids Cross Country Fun Run" at Como Park. Twin Cities in Motion posted that nearly 1000 kids were there in total, and both of our boys did one of the races: Charlie did the 1/2 mile, and Henry did the mile!

Playing on 2 big inflatables pre-race!


Charlie learned that going down face-first creates enough force to kick himself in his kidneys.

Pre-race with Mama!

Selfie pre-race.

Charlie's wave taking off! Charlie's in the middle in the green, and he's left Mama in the dust (far left).

A Team USA MN runner commenting on how fast Charlie is!

Mama rolling her eyes still trying to catch up.

Over one of the obstacles!

Coming to the finish after 1 loop on the 1/2 mile course!

Cutting in front of Mama at the last minute to give his big brother a high-five.

LOVE this photo of "thumbs up" as he heads for the line!

Charlie ran the half mile course (with a little obstacle course in the middle) in just over 5 minutes! Then I took him to play on the inflatable slides for a bit as we had a few minutes before Henry raced.

Another pre-race selfie with Mama.

Henry in the red on the right (with a wave that had a lot of kids in matching shirts from the same school).

And he's off!

Laughing at his brother after 1 lap.

Mama went to cheer across the course, and Charlie decided he wanted to follow.
You can see the course in the distance, Mama hitting the trees, and Charlie giving chase.

Cheering on Henry on the far side of the course.

Nice hurdle buddy!

Henry getting close to the finish!

He looked a little more pained after 2 laps. :)

Henry did GREAT: he finished around 8:29 (rough half-mile splits of 3:56 and 4:32)!

Post-race sandwiches, chips, applesauce, and fruit.

Charlie deciding if he liked "dill pickle" chips or not. Verdict: he liked them for 45 seconds.

Later that night waiting in line for rides at our parish festival! FUN DAY!

After the race but before the church festival, I took the boys to a root beer tasting at Blue Sun Soda Shop in the north metro. They LOVED it. Click that link to see photos of that.

Back with a training update tomorrow.


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