Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dino Dash 5K

This morning we were up and around early for Dino Dash. It was Christian's 1st 5K, and Caylie's 2nd. She has been working with him for the past month or so, to prepare for the race.


The Dino Dash is a fundraiser for the Museum of Discovery, a children's museum in Little Rock.

They had a dinosaur jumping area for the kids. Carson enjoyed getting in on the fun!

This was a much bigger race than the first race that Caylie was in. They were prepared to give away 750 shirts, but they ran out before we registered.

The race was held in downtown Little Rock. It was hotter than it was at the last 5K, and the race route had some slightly hilly areas, as well as more turns. We anticipated that it would be a little harder.

Here is the group taking off at the starting line.


Caylie and Christian started out together, and said that it took them probably 5 minutes to get to where they could run at a normal pace, because there were so many people.

Caylie's time was about 33:21, as you can see behind her. It was not as fast as the last race, but we knew that it was going to be harder.

Good job Sis!

Christian was just a few minutes behind Caylie. I had gone up in front of the timer to get a picture of him, and I forgot to pay attention to his exact finish time. I will look online tonight to see if they have it posted.

We were all so proud of him for completing his first race!

Yea Christian! :)

Here he is right after getting through the finish line!

Caylie can't stand the thought of eating after she runs, but Christian quickly dug into the food that was provided for the racers.

Every time is a good time for a snack! :)

The race site was beside the Saturday morning farmer's market, so we strolled through the market and picked up some fresh fruit and vegetables.

Caylie and Christian sampled some of the watermelon that they were handing out.

A few minutes later, Caylie said that she knew she shouldn't have eaten anything, because she quickly started feeling kind of sick!

There were also people selling handmade crafts, etc., at the market. Carson liked relaxing on the Adirondack chair while Corey picked out vegetables.

After shopping for a little bit, we headed home.

Later in the day, we took Carson to see his first real movie...Up. It was a really cute movie, and he was pretty good until the very end, when he got a little bit antsy, and Corey decided to take him out to the lobby to play.

Now Carson is down for his nap, Caylie and I are relaxing at the house, and Corey and Christian just headed out to play some golf.

So far it is a busy, but fun summer weekend.

Writing the Waves,
Christi

5 comments:

Mich said...Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like a great day for the family.

You children wear me out just with the thought of running! Good job!

We saw UP today too. We loved it.

Amber said...Best Blogger Tips

I'm so impressed with the racing talents of your kids. That just makes me tired thinking about it. I sweat to pieces just walking a mile on the treadmill. I'm a wuss, though.

Can't wait to meet you!!!!!!!!!!! Remind me to take a picture!!!! :) I'm a little scatter-brained sometimes. Shocking, I know.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...Best Blogger Tips

I'm so proud of your kids, Christi! That's awesome!

Have you ever heard of a CamelBak? I think your kids would use/love one when they run in the summer. It's a hydration pack you wear like a backpack. You fill the inner part with water and there is a valve sticking from it that you suck when you need water. I wear it when I hike so that I can drink "hands free". Make sense? Look into it if your kids are serious about running in that AR heat!!!!

Tell me what you thought of UP. I'm probably going to take the kids this week...but I've heard I need Kleenex!

Executive Momma said...Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I am so impressed with your kids. I know you must be SO proud!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...Best Blogger Tips

how cool. i'm from arkansas too so those pictures look very familiar.

 
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