We left the house at 6:40 and arrived at the race site a little after 7a. It was 26 degrees when we parked. Drew dressed the boys and Elena while I picked up our chip timers. It was a lot to get accomplished in less than an hour, but we did it...barely! I took these pictures right after we arrived.
|Ice on the pond and grass totally covered in a little ice and major frost!|
Emma and Jonah's one mile race began at 8am. Drew and I decided that I would run with them for encouragement! It would also help me warm up for my run. We took off and Jonah really took off...so much so that Drew did not get him in the picture.
|Before the race with too many layers of clothing to mention!|
|Emma is on the far right in the pink fleece. I am right behind her.|
|Emma crossing the finish line!|
|Jonah crossing the finish line!|
|After their race with their finishers medals!|
After the race, we were able to take some cute pictures of the kids and family pictures as well. It was still cold, but the sun was out so it felt warmer.
|Elena and Samuel waiting for Emma and Jonah to finish running.|
|Jonah all bundled...there was still ice on the pond, but it is harder to see.|
|Samuel kept trying to find things to break the ice.|
|This picture was taken after my race was finished.|
|This picture was taken after I got my medal.|
I definitely think this race will become a family tradition! Drew and I were so proud of Emma and Jonah. It was a lot to ask of them considering how cold it was. They were troopers and ran their hearts out!!! I like to think that Peepaw was smiling on all of us!
By the way, when we left just after 10a it was 42 degrees. Texas weather was returning...thank goodness!