Monday, March 23, 2009

First Race of Many to come....


This past weekend is over and I'm relieved in a way.  The work up to a race is hard work and determination and there is a mixed feeling of sadness and relief at the same time.  My son has been training for his first 8k and had afternoon practices on the one day of the week that my husband and I had the craziest schedule.  Obviously, we made it work.  You jump through hoops for you kids that you would never do for anyone else.  

My Son's 8k Race


Cold, windy and ready to go!
Thank God he was running with our friend Chris,
 now we could spot him in the 8,000+ crowd.
"Looking for boy with red shirt and dude with green mohawk."






Here he comes.....



....but where is Mr. Chris.....

....oh, there he is..LOL....





Awesome Job!

8k Finishing Time: 47:46

24 comments:

RunBubbaRun said...

Your son did an awesome job out there. Gotta luv it when the kiddo likes doing the same stuff you do.

NIce mohawk on the hubby as well.

IronBob (swimming upstream at IMAZ 08) said...

I remember when my 16 year old was 9 and we both entered a 5K in Houston. A lot of fun. Of course he sprinted to the finish to beat the "old man"
Tell your son way to go from blogland.

Missy said...

That totally rocks out! Way to go kid. A PR and kidos first 8K, niceee.

tfh said...

Great job to you and your son! He looks fantastic running!

raulgonemobile said...

Your son did a great job.. neat that he's into it!

I really love the hair.. really do

ShirleyPerly said...

Your son looks like a natural runner to me! And that green mohawk, so cool!!

Wes said...

That's very cool!! I love that he left Chris behind!!

X-Country2 said...

How cool! I hope my future kids get into running too. Great job!

Nicole said...

Way to go Jay! Aunt Cole is very proud of you!!!! Love to you both ;)

Nicole said...

Jay has a mean stride! Everyone else looks like they are taken baby steps.... That boy had places to be! LOL

Chris said...

Congrats! What an awesome day! I'm hoping that at least one of my girls will catch the running or tri "bug"

Jess said...

Congrats to your son on his 8K! That's great that he's so involved in running at such a young age; hopefully, it gives him good exercise skills for life!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Great form! Way to go, Shannon's son!

billpierce said...

Can I coach Jay? He appears to have the most natural ability and talent for running out of the entire Tipton family.

It's great that you and John are positive role models for your kids, providing them with examples for fit and healthy lifestyles. All 3 of my kids ran track and cross country in HS. I didn't make them, they just gravitated towards it. It's something that they can do the rest of their lives to stay in shape.

You and John should be very proud of Jay, not just for his time, but also for the fact that he was out there doing it.

Marcy said...

Awwwhhhh have fabulous, CONGRATS to him ;D

92.9 The Wave's Jennifer Roberts said...

woohoo! Awesome Jay!! I'm so proud of you! :)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

WooooHoooo!!

teacherwoman said...

Congrats to your son! How exciting is that!

Gotta Run said...

So who was pacing who?? lol! Great race to both! Priceless for you to be there taking the pictures. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Jay Bird. You should be very proud of yourself. You looked very good running.

Rachel said...

Good job kid!

Hope my kid will do that when he is 8. We have our annual kids bike race this weekend that he has a new bike for. Should be interesting.

Travis Owney said...

That is awesome Shannon!! I didn't realize tha tyour sone was running the 8k and tothink that he beat several of my friends. Congratulations to the next great Tipton athlete.

Michelle said...

That is extremely cool!!

Great blog!!!

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Vickie said...

Great job little guy!