The morning starting with a kids race with one very enthusiastic 4 year old participant.
The kids started with some serious stretching and a quick explanation of the course.
And they're off!!!!
Here they come, nearing the finish line.
Don't you love how he is looking straight at the camera?
After Cooper received his "first place medal" it was time for me to race. Things started a bit roughly as my iPod had some technical difficulties. I ended up having to fiddle with it for the first couple minutes, cursing technology and myself for not preparing everything perfectly.
Here I am fiddling and cursing.
I eventually got the iPod working and found my rhythm. I nearly made my goal time of finishing in under 1 hour, crossing the finish line at 1:00.33, wearing a big smile on my face, proud of my achievement and so grateful to see Erik, Cooper and Ellery waiting for me and cheering me on.
Here's to a strong, active, love filled, goal achieving, creative, hard working 36th year of being ME!