When Jason started talking about entering the Edmonton Spartan Race back in January, I may have had misgivings, but I kept them to myself. I even managed to do so after he entered the kids into their own version of the race.
Well, I'm glad I did.
The race was near Devon, Alberta, this past weekend. The boys and Jason were all so excited about it, and having that goal to work toward kept them motivated to do extra exercise, even through the cold winter months.
Here's the CTV news article (with video) about the race.
|Noah's rarin' to go!|
|Jabin ran first in the 6- & 7-year-old boys' heat.|
|Jude and Noah were together in the 8- to 12-year old boys' heat. Jude has just come through an obstacle here. Noah's a little farther behind. (See him in the top right corner, still heading up the hill?)|
|Noah was determined and having fun!|
|"We. Are. SPARTANS!!"|
|Just after the start--straight up the ski hill! Jason's in there somewhere, honest. :-)|
|Jason waits his turn (centre of frame with sunglasses.)|
One last cannonball into a mud pool, plus some burpees (also in the mud) because he opted not to climb the slimy rope to reach the bell (the only obstacle Jason passed on out of fifteen total), and then getting bunted by some muddy padded sticks operated by muddy, muscular volunteers, and he was finally done!
Other than the heat, the only other downer for the day was having to take Levi to Devon's emergency ward after the races to see a doctor and get a subscription to deal with impetigo--what had started off as a scraped nose and a few mosquito bites, or so we thought, we knew had to be something more by Friday on our way to Sylvan Lake.
Despite how crusty and awful it looks, this little guy did awesome all day, with no more than the usual "I've-been-stuck-in-a-seat-too-long" type of complaints. Now, four days later, he is healing up quite nicely and looking much more like his adorable, normal self.
|Ready for a day at the races. :-)|
Add in the time we got to spend with our families, and this was a pretty awesome weekend.
Plus! I got to play with my new camera!
Happy Wednesday, friends!