|Many asked me, "Who are you here for?" "Im here for our Youth, I answered"|
The spring mile fun run at the Alamosa Emelentary is an event the kids, teachers and entire community look up to every year. Personally, this is an event that hits home. This day I devoted my morning time to the event and soon after, its a tradition I invite my nephews out for lunch. This year was Alan's last mile fun run as he will be moving on to middle school. The good news is that the new generation of In The Arena members will keep us coming back to the event for many years to come. My day started with the parents 2 mile fun run. This is my second year participating at the parents fun run.. This fun run gives me the opportunity to show my kids and parents how I run. I enjoy hearing the kids cheer us on along the sidewalk. Many kids get very serious and want to see you win. Others enjoy the fact that you can slow down and give them a high five. This year I was outkicked by a male parent, bad strategy on my end. I learned a distance runner girl like me should not wait for the kick, so next year, I am ready to open a huge gap so that I dont give anybody a chance.. Needless to say, it was wonderful to visit with kids after the race and tell them all about my tactic mistakes and the other good things about competing. All of them seemed to understand and appreciate my efforts by reminding me that next time I would win. A blast!
After the parents race I stayed to cheer on the rest of the races while I got inspired by their free spirit and determination. The following a few pictures and segments of the races I was able to caught on Camera. So proud of these Mini Moose!
|Best friends thanks to a missing shoe.. You might remember him :)|
|Lupita, so proud of her always giving her best. Her strrenght is second to none|
|Andres, ran most of the race. Huge accomplishment. So prpud of my Andres|
|Jessica H and her friends always smiling and working together, Teamwork!|
|This kid makes my heart smile like no other.Alan ran his best race ever. Im a proud auntie,|
|Jessica T ran with many of her friends, pacing them and making sure all of them had a good experience. She is our leader.|
|Carlos and Angel~ Friendships that last.|
|Catie very proud to sport her L.L. Bean jacket.|
Se, Sueña y Cree!
Be, Dream, Believe!