Sunday, July 22, 2012

Twilight


 (This is Dave racing by near the midpoint. What do you mean you can't tell. It isn't easy getting a photo of someone running in the rain at night with three kiddos)
Happy to be done and enjoying a malty beverage

Last night we ventured out in the evening for some fun. Dave mentioned a few weeks ago that he would like to run in an upcoming 5K with a few of his coworkers. His night had finally come, although none of his coworkers did! As we walked to the race point, we passed many runners. Aine kept pointing them out, and we enjoyed comparing race wear.

Race headquarters was on a grassy area complete with DJ. Dave assessed the situation and warmed up, while the kids and I enjoyed some music complete with a bubble machine. With booming sounds, the racers lined up. The best time last year was just under 15 minutes. We knew right out of the gate it would be fast. Boy was it ever. The kiddos loved yelling at all the runners. They enjoyed yelling at daddy best though. Aine even made a sign which read, "Go Dad, Go Dad, Go Dad. Don't Give Up."

After the fast start, we moved to the other side of the race course to cheer at the midpoint. The kiddos were a bit amazed at all the people. They wondered where daddy was and why he hadn't passed yet. I had to explain the difference between a 5 minute mile and a 10 minute mile and how both are impressive. It was also hard to explain that even those people near the end were working hard. I spotted Dave, and we all yelled. It had begun to rain so photos were tricky. We continued to cheer and wave as Dave neared the finish. He completed the course in the rain in under 30 minutes. Not too shabby for this twilight run.

3 comments:

  1. It looks like a really fun evening Heather. I love the blurry photo's...very atmospheric. I'm starting to run again. Now that Hannah is moving back home for a few months I have a live-in running/yoga partner. I can't wait to start again. I don't think that I'll be running any races any time soon though!

    Well done Dave. I don't think 30 minutes is at all shabby!

    Have an awesome week.
    Deb

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  2. Congrats! What a fun outing and it's interesting to see how kids perceive events-they will never forget the fun they had watching their dad run!!

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  3. Congratulations! It looks like there was a great crowd watching. It's nice to see the children cheering their Daddy on. Maybe next year you could all run it as a family. ;)

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