On Sunday morning I woke up at around 7:15am and was very tired. I actually wanted to go back to bed, but since I told Reanna that we could run the Monster Dash I really needed her permission. I said in my head as I walked to her room, "If she doesn't want to do it, I am going back to bed!" I opened her door and quietly walked up to her bed and to my surprise she was already awake! (oh oh). I then asked, "Reanna, do you still want to do the Monster Dash?" She replies, "Yes!" as she jumps out of bed. Generally in the morning it takes her about 5 minutes to get out of bed.
At the Monster Dash they have the 5K race (3.1 miles) and the kids race which is 1 mile (for Reanna's age). I asked her if she wanted to do the 1 mile, but she wanted to do that 3.1 mile run. The costumes there were creative and amazing. I ran with Reanna and she was having a hard time at first, but then at mile one when she got some water and candy she perked up a bit. She ran better the rest of the way knowing at mile two we would hit the candy/water station again. The race runs through Manito Park in the South Hill of Spokane and is very beautiful. We walked a little bit and jogged. I was glad to be running with Reanna, if it wasn't for her we wouldn't have been there. She is such a positive influence on ME! :-)
The trees in Manito were so beautiful, after the race I took some pictures.
A big thanks to Spokane Swifts who put on this race with a portion of the proceeds going to Active4Youth! Active4Youth is the group funded the cross country training and meets for Reanna's school and the city.
A win win! Thanks to Moxie Images for some of the free photos!
|Me with my little rock star|
|Us with Chris, Joy and clan! These two seem to be at ALL the races!|
|This woman passed me in the race so I tripped her! ;-)|
|Loved the pac-man group. The life guard on the left won best female costume.|
|Creative! Three blind mice!|
|The beauty of the trees in Manito was AMAZING. I look forward to the next time I have the opportunity to run in this area again.|