Friday, April 23, 2010

Grand Blue Mile!

Both of my girls ran!
Brooke is the one in the pink shorts, and her friend Jacque is in the black shorts!

Chelsea was the youngest competitor!
She decided last minute to run...and she did awesome!

It was such a great event to have the girls go to!
We stayed and watched the Competitive runners and the Elite!

They got to go on the podium and be interviewed and they got a signed painting from Suzy Favor Hamilton!

The the winner for the Women's Elite was incredible!
She took the time to make the girls feel like a million bucks!
She autographed their shirt, gave them her race number, and autographed it, and then gave them her winning flowers too!

The winner of the Men's Elite...was gracious as well!
He too autographed their t-shirts and took pictures with them!
(He has the second fastest mile time in the world!)

There was not many kids who stuck around to watch the Competitive and Elite my girls got to embrace all of it!
I am so thankful I took them, and we will be back next year for more!

My young ones PARTIED the whole time...
they danced to the band, played in dirt, ran around, and just wore themselves out!

It ended up being a late night....and well worth it!

This was the kick off for the Drake Relays...I am so excited to go watch the races on Saturday!


  1. That's awesome! What a fun event.

  2. Nice running adventure of your wonderful girls!

  3. Awesome! So cool that the elite runners were so gracious with the kids. Speaks volumes for runners in general.

  4. how cool! love really cool elites!

  5. That is so awesome! I can't wait until my boys get old enough to actually do races!

  6. What a fun time for your kids! I love that you had them meet the elite runners.

  7. I love that the girls ran! And wonderful picture with the elite runner dude...

  8. Looks like so much fun! Great pictures:)

  9. What a wonderful day to be remembered for ever! Gorgeous pics...the elite were so gracious and surely enhanced the experience :)

  10. oh...again so cute! and is chelsea a spitting image of you? looks like it.

    what a great experience.

  11. Okay, how cute are all of you? This was my favorite blog post of the day...I love your picture of the kids with the elite winner. Darling! You look great, by the way, nice job taking such great care of yourself...your kiddos need you and you look so strong and energetic and ready to take them on! What an inspiration you are!

  12. Super event and your girls look awesome.

  13. YAY- that is so great that they ran:)! It looks like it was a ton of fun- nice pics!!

  14. Awesome! Congrats to both of them!

  15. Sounds like a fun day! Well done to both your girls :)

  16. This is a great post. Nice job to your girls!

  17. No no, your girls were incredible and gracious spending their time with the winners!!!