Friday, July 4, 2008

Main Street Mile

I bet you thought you were getting a 4th of July post right??? Well, nope. Not really. I'm catching up from about a week ago when Lindsay, Payton, and Lindsay's friend Amanda decided to try out their running skills at the hottest time of the day, during the hottest time of the year, in the hottest part of the city, with the most kids and their protective parents on earth!!! Bring it on, Main Street Mile!

Boise is a great place to live and to run races in. There are lots of races and plenty of kid friendly ones to boot. We missed the Capital Classic this year, so decided to go for this one. Hey, when you get free Power bars, water, and chocolate milk what's not to love?

We arrived early. Really early. Too early to even get a free Power bar to fuel running bodies, and early enough to hear a fretful Payton wanting to run one mile instead of the 1/2 mile he was (accidentally - oops...) signed up for. You see we arrived at about 5:40 and the race for these kids didn't begin until around 6:45. Duh, Kris. Anyway we waited for the opening of the boxes of Power bars at 6:00 precisely.

The kids noshed on Power bars and waited...

and waited...

and waited some more until it was finally their turn!

Whew, let the running begin!
Mom even caught some video of the race...

The kids made it in about 8 minutes 4 seconds and immediately headed across the street to cool off in the fountain and to stretch their muscles. We were even pleasantly surprised to see that Alyssa and Cloey had roller bladed all the way from our house to the Grove!!! Yes, they rollerbladed all the way there! Needless to say, Mom gave them a ride back home.