Tilly, Taylor, Adalia, Judah, Joseph and Nolan
This is the boys third year racing and the girls second in our local Ski-to-Sea relay race. It consists of: running, three-legged race, bicycling, soccer and an obstacle course. You can see their previous teams here: 2008 (you won’t believe how small Judah and Boaz are!) and 2009.
I didn’t get a team photo of Enoch’s team. But for the sake of posterity, it included: Enoch, Erik, Kalina, Jubilee, Mordecai and Maria.
Adalia chose to leave here Hunger Games inspired eye make-up on for the race.
Judah did an incredible job in the running leg. Here he is in lap one of the 1.5 mile run…
In lap two he showed an amazing amount of endurance by sprinting the last bit. The people around me were shocked by how much strength he had left to run full speed. Check out those calf muscles (unless you’re a teenage girl who thinks he’s cute- in that case, close your eyes). Judah has been training (all on his own) to run 5k’s.
Mordecai was put in the race at the last-minute when one of Enoch’s friends hurt his leg…Poor guy. He was excited to race, but it was really out of his league. He has never run that far before and hasn’t been practicing. He wore pants (because his short mysteriously disappeared) he’s had no training and is missing several toes which gives him a rather unique gait. The biker behind him in this photo was the race official…that’s right, Mordecai was dead last in the first lap- walking much of the way toward the end. We cheered him on with all of our might and I didn’t dare move; fearing he might decided not to finish the race. Not only did he finish, but he began running and there were three or four people behind him in the second lap. That’s right, he passed several runners and ended up not coming in last!
Tilly and Taylor were passing teams right and left in the three-legged race.
I caught this hilarious sequence of Kalina and Jubilee almost falling down. I really thought they were going to bite the dust here, but they regained their balance and kept on running.
Enoch put his team together for the Ski-to-Sea Jr. this year…and I must say I was very proud of his attitude. Mordecai coming in almost last on the very first leg of the race meant Enoch was one of the last bikers to start…teams had already finished the race before Enoch started! He raced well though and I didn’t hear one word of complaint from him- though I know he was disappointed.
Adalia running the obstacle course.
I didn’t get photos of each event as I couldn’t leave my spot until I was sure that Mordecai finished his event. But fun was had by all and no one was injured. I consider that a very good day.