Saturday, September 11, 2010
As we woke in the hotel room, at 5:45am this morning, I recognized the steady sounds of raindrops hitting the window, and the sounds of 2 little guys ready to start their day and get out of the hotel room. So after we dressed in the warmest clothes we had packed (naturally, we didn't pack NEARLY the clothes we should have for our trip), we headed down to fuel up at the complimentary continental breakfast.
Luckily by the time we ate, loaded into the car, drove downtown and parked, the rain has mostly stopped. The weather at this point (7:15am) was simply windy, chilly and "misty"...but at least the rain had slowed down substantially.
The question of the morning was "Hey Daddy, are you ready to get "smoked"?" Because as Matthew told him every few minutes.... "I'm gonna "SMOKE" you!".
The street was lined with spectators, supporters and local vendors (as there is a local farmer's market in the square on Saturday's). So with everyone there, we were rallied on by cheers and claps.
As Michael and I sprinted (OK more like slowly jogged) across the finish line, we were cheered on by Matthew's voice shouting "Suck it up Buttercup!". And as we made our way back to the games and snacks prepared for the finishers, the boys wore their medals with pride...which made us so happy that they truly enjoyed their first race experience.
Posted by Amy Trapp at 4:57 PM