Saturday, July 7, 2007

Takin' on the Mountain

Team Relay...six runners...34.3 miles in the blazing mountain sun...3992 feet of vertical gain...sounds like the perfect challenge for the Siblings United!


Start: Clock Tower in Riverfront Park, Spokane, WA


At the starting line. Yikes! I'm in the Land of Giants. If you can't see me, it's because I'm...well...short.


I know it looks like I'm floating above the pavement, but it certainly never felt like it.


Jacob's run was supposed to be all flat. . .


. . . but it doesn't look very flat to us.


We cheer for Taylor.


Micah takes off!


He really is floating--check out that stride!


Benjamin had one of the steepest runs. See the runner way behind him?


Isaac crosses the finish line.



Here we are looking not quite as chipper as we did at the beginning of the race. . .


. . . but we had awesome cheerleaders.



Finish: Summit of Mt. Spokane



We spent Saturday morning running this race and placed 7th out of 17 ACOGON (any age, any number, any gender) teams. Total time running: 4 hours and 57 minutes. Will we run it again? I don't know, maybe. We'll think about it...after our blisters heal.

6 comments:

kimkent@utmi.net said...

ouch! The blister looks like quite the war wound. Congratulations. You all did it. Who had any doubts. Great Job!!

The K Crew

Michelle said...

Great Post! I really enjoyed all of your pictures. I hope all blisters are recovered by now. :)

God bless all of you!

Michelle

Donna Boucher said...

You guys are sooooo cool!
What a great team!

Great pictures and great effort!!!

Donna Boucher said...

Hey Kids!
I'm depending on you to tell me when your momma has the new baby!!!

Jordan said...

Don't worry! We'll tell you :)

Andy Moore said...

Argh! running! I only run when I need to :) But looks like you guys had some fun. ...found your blog through http://lwoomert.blogspot.com