Then Chad and Sam got there to cheer on Gavin (Sam has not been an early morning riser lately, so they got a pass on seeing me run!). I forgot to start my watch so I don't know Gavin's time - but it doesn't really matter. He gave it his all, and that's what counts! He came through the finish line in good form, giving it one last kick, sweating and out of breath. He ran the whole mile and didn't have to stop and walk. He came in 19th over all for the boys, but that included kids in middle school. We were so proud of him!
Then Sam ran the Tot Trot, which was just the cutest thing ever. Gavin was such a proud big brother and wanted to be the one helping him at the starting line. Both boys enjoyed nice cold popsicles as a reward for their effort!
I have more pictures that I need to download (shocking right?) but here are some that my mom snapped.
|Pre-Race Pep Talk by Grandpa Dan|
|Awesome form coming to the finish line (and I think I need to go after an Adidas sponsorship!)|
|Sam's race - with Gavin close behind and me cheering him on|
|"I didn't want to hug the bear" - Sam who is not a fan of fuzzy things|