Thursday, October 27, 2011

It runs in the family...

After watching Bryan train for and run his first half-marathon earlier this year, I decided to test out the waters myself.  After a few months of 5 a.m. runs, chafing, and sweat, lots and lots of sweat, the race weekend finally arrived.  

Seeing mommy and daddy prepare for their races (Bryan's is coming up in November) also got Becton motivated and he decided he wanted to run too.  So Becton's big race debut was the day before my own and he was excited!  He had a few friends who would be running the strenuous, .17 mile course that wound through a parking lot. :)

Here are a few of the competitors: (Cue "Eye of the Tiger" background music)

Becton "I want to go the spaghetti dinner" Johnson

Lily "the real deal" Steel

Carson "Need for Speed" Billingsley

Here are the boys sizing up their competition...  And Becton does this while holding his mawmaw's hand. 
And they're off....

 Carson leading the pack!

Run, Becton, Run!

Becton was the last to leave the start line, but we thought he might be using a Tortoise and the Hare strategy.  Alas, he wasn't, but he did cross the finish line eventually; there were a few interesting rocks he had to check out before he finished the race. :)

He was so proud of his medal that he wore it the next day too. 

Hopefully I'll get the next day's race posted tomorrow, but that will depend on naps and schoolwork. 

The Johnsons