Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Hustle


We headed out at 0600 on Halloween morning like I am sure all families do...What? Everyone doesn't make running costumes and go race on Halloween?  Odd.  They should it is tons of fun.  Ok, fun is a relative term but, dang we had a great time.  Chloe wanted to be a Lady Bug for Halloween which meant Doug and I had to be bugs to fit into her theme.  You can already see who runs this joint.
  There we were ready to race...THE BUG FAMILY! Not kidding the other racers began calling us that after Chloe's race by the end of the 5K they were cursing that name (that story to come).  First up Chloe ran her 1K.  I am telling you that kid can run.  She switches between looks of pure joy and looks of sheer determination.  Her course had her going down hill and then up a big hill and then down to the finish.  She didn't pass many folks on the down hills but she powered right on by a ton of kids and a few adults (I am not kidding) on the up hill.  She is only 2.  It blows my mind that a 2 yr old can run that hard or would want to. This race was really well run and geared towards kids, every kid was given a medal at the end of the 1K and boy did that make her day. 


Chloe and Doug powering up the first up hill


Chloe and I getting ready to pass a couple of ladies.



The Bug Family with their medals.  We had a great time.
After the 1K we had to make our way quickly to the back of the 5K start.  We had already decided we would run as a family.  We headed out at the back of the pack and immediately turned onto a sidewalk and a sidewalk going uphill...ahhhhhhh.....you can imagine the passing nightmare.  So I began making a hole for Doug and Chloe, I would run in front of them and politely tell people I was on their left or right and that a stroller was coming behind me.  This actually worked really well.  However...duh duh duh...apparently unbeknown  to me I was whacking those folks who so nicely moved out of the way with my wing as I passed.  Oh bugger.  I didn't know that.  Doug apparently thought it was hilarious so he wasn't about to tell me about it (until after the race).  After about 3/4 of a mile we were out of the crowd and ready to motor.  Doug let me help push Chloe for a bit but did most of the pushing.  We ran pretty hard and got a ton of comments on our costumes.  It was really fun.  We figured one of us might have placed so we hung around after the race for a bit.  Doug went over and checked the results and WAAAHOOOOO we both got 1st in our age groups.  What a great way to start off Halloween. 

9 comments:

Reyna said...

SERIOUSLY, Doug in the BEE outfit is priceless!!! I am laughing OUT LOUD. AND I love the pic of the "Bug Family" running together. You should frame that one for sure!!!

Tracey Kite said...

Love it, you all look so cute!

TxTriSkatemom said...

I saw you!!! Or, rather, I heard you as you passed us, then saw you from behind! The costumes were great! I was on the outside edge on the right hand side of the sidewalk, so you didn't whack me with your wing! That bottleneck onto the sidewalk at the beginning is tough!

It was a fun race!

Melissa Cunningham said...

oh i LOVED reading this recap!!! i was laughing out loud!!!! congrats on the 1rst in AG,to the both of you! and lil chloe looks sooooo stinkin cute! so glad to read that she is following in your footsteps with the running thing!!!!
go "bug family"!!!!

Reyna said...

OK, I had to come back just to check out the costumes~!!! again!!! Dear Lord the BEE and your wings hitting people - PRICELESS!

tara said...

LOL Reyna. Doug wants to know why you think he is so funny, for some reason that has me laughing. You can make Dave that costume next year all you need is black duct tape and a yellow shirt, lol. And TxTriSkatemom, you were there, that is awesome. It was a great race, hope you had fun.

cathycrisp said...

I SOOOOOOOO LOVE THIS!!! All of you look so dang cute!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah"BUG FAMILY" Nano and I have watched the video twice. This was such a great idea Chloe, we are so glad you all placed first. We are excited to see what next year will bring.
Love, Nana and Nano

Marny said...

Cutest racin' family in the world!