Friday night I went to see my brother play Mortimer (the lead role) in Arsenic & Lace. Let me tell ya, he is a pro. I mean, he was excellent. He never even knew he liked acting, he just decided to try out for the role, and he got it! He's a natural talent. He even won the best actor award! He's awesome. Btw, yesterday was his 18th birthday. He's the youngest of all 9 of us, and he's finally an adult!
Before I knew she was going to be running it, I had set a goal to win an award. Not because I'm fast, but because it's a small race, and there were lots of age group awards. That's the only way I ever win, but I was going to get one!
But there was no way I was going to miss out on running with my niece for her first race. That is a once in a lifetime experience.
my horrible experience a few weeks ago running with a first timer, I had no worries at all that this would be anything like that. And I was right.
Maia was so sweet and happy the whole time. A couple times she said "wow, this is a long race!" But she asked me probably 10 times how I was doing, how I was feeling, etc. It was SO precious!! She did not complain one time.
|My fave picture ever!|
When we crossed the finish line, we were met with this!!
A table that did have water and bananas, but was now EMPTY!
I was not a happy camper. At all. This poor little girl just ran her heart out, no water stops on course, and then not even at the finish line?? We asked and they said more was on the way.
After waiting at least 10 minutes, someone brought some out apologizing, saying "we didn't realize it was gonna be 70 degrees". Ummm....what? Really?? What does the weather have to do with anything??
I am so proud of this little girl. Her mom said she wants to be a runner just like her Aunt Katie. Running with her and experiencing this together is better than any award I could've ever received.
The weather was so nice I couldn't let it go by without a little more running, so I went out and ran 7 more miles.
Ever ran a race that ran out of water?
I was trying to think back on all my races, and this was a first! Food, yes. Water, no.
Who else ran this weekend?