I grabbed my lunch sack and ran the mile back to Micah and Maddie at the start. Maddie's friend and fellow Blevins Bolder Boulder racer Megan was there with her family getting ready to run her first 10k. We walked over to the start and in to the corral for the MC start where we met up with the rest of the Blevins team, all excited and ready to go.
Running with the kids was an amazing 97 minute whirlwind of yelling, laughing, sling-shoting, marshmallows, sprinklers, Doritos, slip and slides, cotton candy, leap frog, dancing and blue cupcakes. We had a great time out on the course and then found a place in the stands to watch the elite race and the Memorial Day Tribute before heading back to the 29th Street Mall for our traditional post BB lunch at Daphne's and then home to rest. Bolder Boulder has become the mark of the beginning of summer for me in Colorado and I love every second of it- crazy crowds and all. Thanks Micah and Maddie for doing this with me. It was a great day.
|Micah, getting psyched up for the run|
|Maddie and Megan too|
|Marshmallows at mile 2.2|
|cotton candy at mile 3|
|the notorious slip and slide|
|new this year, blue cupcakes on Pearl Street|
|some inspiring signage at mile 5.5|
|racing in to the finish|
|taken by a former Blevins Bruin we met at the finish line|
|Micah heading in to the stadium for the finish|
|It's good to have a big brother|