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Race #1 went so well, I thought let’s do another. Most of the fun runs are 2 miles in length so we set our sights on the Longmont Sunrise Stampede. Sydney actually did this race in a stroller years ago with Nana and Kim. However, this year she has to carry her own wait.
We got there early and registered. Dad & kid got consecutive numbers. Sydney was very excited by that. We used the “yucky” toilets, fueled up and then hit the infield for some stretching with the group.
We met up with our neighbors & Sydney’s BFF, Helene, who was also attempting her first do-it-yourself 2 mile race. However, Helene didn’t want me to take her picture so here is Sydney with Campbell, Helene’s brother, who was going to run too — all by himself!
At 8:30 the gun went off and we hit the road! At 8:32, Sydney said her legs hurt and she wanted a drink. This was going to be a long 2 miles.
Struggling with my motivational techniques, I let Sydney pick a flower which she named “Flowery” and then we decided that this flower wanted to win the race. Sydney would spin the flower and run it forward. It gave her the power to get it going and make it to the track for the final lap.
Then on the track, she bonked! I don’t want to run anymore!
But somehow — flower power? — we made it to the finish line!
Then Helene’s Dad crossed the finish line for the 10k race and everybody passed out!
Here is the graph — what did you expect? See there are some periods of running in there.
After the race, I told Sydney she could eat whatever you want after the race because that’s what racers do. So that’s 3 miles down for the year. 23 to go? Might be a long season.
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