When my dad told me he was headed up to Spokane to visit family and to run in the Bloomsday race, I was bummed. I really wanted to visit my grandparents, but I was already scheduled to work. When Husband accepted his new job, though, our plans changed. This trip to Washington was a large reason why the kids and I didn't leave for Texas at the same time Husband did. We made a week long pit stop in Spokane.
After we planned to go with Pops, he invited me to run with him in the Bloomsday race. It was a 12k race. I had never done anything like this, and I'm not a runner, but I figured I could keep up with my dad. ;) Some cousins and my Aunt Mary also ran and another cousin stayed behind to watch my kids. We had a great time.
It was a good workout. It was challenging, especially "Doomsday Hill." But, we were saying, "Let's do that again!" before the day was even over.
My official finish time was 1:47:48. My dad beat me by two seconds.
Can't wait until next year, Dad!!