Monday, August 16, 2010

the big race

Recently, Blake has been training to run a race. That race was yesterday. Egan and I didn't make it for the start of the race, but we made it to see Blake cross the finish line! I wasn't sure how long it would take to get there, park, and walk to the finish line, so we left as early as we could, and actually arrived much earlier than expected! That meant, though, that I had a lot of entertaining to do while we waited. Here are some pictures of Egan I took during that hour and a half. He was such a trooper.
For a while, he just watched runners finish the 10K race. Then, he played with my iPhone, and made sweet faces at me.

This is how both Egan and I felt about the iPhone. See the light shining from behind? The iPhone saved the day.

When that got old, I got out the banana. You can see here how Egan felt about the banana. (This is the new cheesy smile. perfect.)

He happily ate the whole thing.

After a little more waiting, we finally saw daddy off in the distance about to round the corner.

Here he is in the home stretch! He is wearing gray and in the back of the first pictures.

He gets closer...

and closer...

Has the finish line in sight.

He made it!

Just after this, Egan and I rushed off to find a super tired Blake.

Here he is! After 13.1 miles in the August Texas heat. It had to be over 90 degrees by this point. HOT!

Blake, we are so proud of all the work you did to get to this point, and everything you went through during this long race. Great job!

1 comment:

  1. Good job, Blake! What an accomplishment--especially in this sweltering heat!