Thursday, July 12, 2012

Urbandale 4th of July 5k

We had such a fun 4th of July. It started with the Urbandale races where I ran the 5k, Gavin ran the kids mile, and Sam ran the toddler trot. We also had several other kids from the track team run the kids mile and the 5k.

After the races I took the kids to a (hot) parade where they caught tons of candy and have subsequently forgotten all about it. Dare I say that the candyholics have left the building??

Late afternoon we headed to the house of one of our track kids - we have really enjoyed getting to know some of the track families this season. Just a great group of people! There were tons of kids there, from the track team and the neighborhood. Despite a 10 yr range of ages, the older kids looked after Sam so nicely and let Gavin join in on the play. It was so nice to be able to sit and chat with the adults and just peek in on the kids every so often. And the kids had a blast!

Here are a few pics that a friend took at the races. Gavin finished the mile in 7:15 (not sure how accurate the distance was, the 5k measured a bit long on my watch), was 4th overall, won a trophy for getting 3rd male elementary, a a medal for 2nd place 3rd grader.

Starting to make his move

Going in for the pass


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