Our day began before 5:00am.  Typical right?  Yes, but this time we had to get both kids ready by 6:30am to register for the 10K.  Of course I didn’t preregister because secretly I was trying to avoid the pain!  But we did it and it was incredible!  Having not run in a race for over 15 years it was a blast for Alden and me to compete in such a grueling event.   Alden’s final tag time was 46:34 and I finished at 52:36.  Yipee!

My mom finished the 5K pushing 65 pounds of double-stroller, including a stop to make Marlo a bottle, hand off to Logan for a feeding and a replacement of a lost decorative tissue-paper flower, in a time of 41:31!

Logan and his pals proudly rode their trikes in the parade for “Kids on Bikes”.  For over one mile they waved at their friends, smiled at the spectators that cheered them on, raced to catch the flying confetti and loved every minute of it. 

The day ended with grub at Grammies and a firework show at Pali High. 

 Here are a bunch of photos to share our great day with you.

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Pre-race: my mom, me, and Logan (Marlo tucked inside stroller)

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Pre-race: Alden and me

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Alden at Mile 2 (Photo by Jennifer Bloom)

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Lisa Taylor and my mom at Mile 2 (Photo by Jennifer Bloom)

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Me coming in at Mile 6 (Photo by Jennifer Bloom)

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Tae, Zoe and Maggie (my running motivator)

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Marlo in her Firecracker Tutu, my mom and Barry Jo

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Chloe, Logan and Elsa

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Mason

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Marlo (is that a bee on here tutu?)

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The gang

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Logan

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Heather and Kaylie

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Red-Clay Wharton-Ali Clan

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The Paparazzi

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Darrell and Elizabeth Krasnoff

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Me and Marlo

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My mom

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Barry Jo and Marlo