While preparing Sydney for her annual race, Reagan had a look on her face. Why not me? Last year, the program required you be in kindergarten to race. Sydney wasn’t but we snuck her in anyway. However, this year, they changed the program and added a half-mile and a quarter-mile race. The 1/4 was for 4 and 5 year olds only…so we signed Peep up! Let’s see how this goes. You may know that Peep is the kid that walks 10 steps in the mall and says “pick me up”.
The pre-race was full of ceremony, which included the chicken dance. Hey, why don’t they do that at my races? Seems like a good warm-up! Then lots of stretching with a former Denver Bronco leading the way.
Then it was up to the starting line for the pre-race briefing. Somebody was very excited and ready to run!
And they are off!
The racers went down past the finish banner and then to a cone and turned around to come back. The race staff wasn’t paying much attention. Keeping the kids going in the right direction was their job. So as the return traffic started building, Reagan just flipped and turned before the cone. Clearly not to cheat but more like — well, all the other kids are going this way!
And to the finish! From what I saw, she ran the whole thing!
I DID IT!
Then Reagan got to play spectator and cheer on Sydney. Get a front row seat, Reagan!
I may not have any boys, but who cares. I have two of the cutest racers on the planet!
Get your popcorn and enjoy the live action!
We were so proud of you, Reagan. But I think you were pretty proud of yourself too!
View all photos from this event.