|Helping the community one kilometer at a time.|
The race started off awesome. The three of us jogged through the buildings of UVU, which (to most students' delight, especially in the winter months) are connected by long hallways, fueled by the anticipation of competition and (for the kids) trying something new that could highlight their individual athleticism.
|Pre-race pose on UVU's classic car couch.|
Around building number three, Lane couldn't handle it anymore. She and I did a workout a couple of days ago, with some lunges and squats, and since she didn't stretch well afterward, one of her legs bothered her very early in the race.
|Sprinting through the Student Center.|
Luckily, her dad works at UVU. I was able to contact him, and we met up. She sat out 1 1/2 laps around the course (we were supposed to run the course 3 times) and played video games at her dad's desk instead. So NOT what I pictured during my first family-oriented race, but like I said, she had an injury.
|Limping through the Liberal Arts Building.|
|Vin did not know how to pose like he was running. lol.|
Vin was also uber competitive. If he saw that a little kid was just ahead of him, he'd dash ahead, pass the kid, then glance back with expression that said, "You're lucky this race doesn't allow somersaults, 'cause I'd have lapped you twice, punk."
|Vin: They don't call me Sonic for nothing.|
After the race we had a pancake with Nutella breakfast (courtesy of the sponsors) as well as oatmeal and orange juice.
The race's tee design was pretty awesome. We were fortune enough to sit at the table with the shirt's logo designer and chatted with him for a little while about the benefit of racing indoors in winter, especially with all the smog. He even gave Lane a lesson in inversion, which was way too advanced for an 8 yo, (guy used terms like "pollution" and "vertical temperature gradient"), but I found it fascinating. (Especially since I usually explain it like this: "Inversion is when clouds cork up the valley." OR "It's like we are in a toilet bowl and the clouds are the lid, and we keep breathing toilet air."
Turns out there's a lot more to it.
|Mine should read, "Ran in brief spurts to catch up to my kid or skipped with my daughter, but mostly we walked to get more Utah families out of the cold and into safe affordable housing."|
I'd do it again next year.