Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Merrell Down & Dirty 2012

Helloooo Crafty Friends!!

What a very eventful and exciting weekend we had.  Brady had 2 runs this weekend.  One for his High School Cross Country team on Saturday.  He ran 3 miles with the Varsity team.  His coach hasn't posted the time on that one so I have no idea how he did.  ???

And on Sunday he ran the Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run...WOW!!!  He was AWESOME!!!  He has been looking forward all year to this run.  He ran it last year in the 5K category and worked all year to compete in the 10K category and boy did it pay off.  We are so proud of him!  He is proud of himself as well.  Stuck to his goals all year long.  He didn't even let his broken wrist slow him down.  :)

He place 2nd out of 38 in his age group 13-17 and...

5th out of 960 Overall in the 10K!!!!!  

Here at the start.  His group was the second group to take off.
This is one of the reasons why we are so proud...the first group of 44 to start were
military and public safety personnel and he passed them up.
WOW!!!  Amazing right?!
And they're off!
We didn't know it at the time, but he is most likely down there somewhere.  :) This is about halfway through
the course.  There were many obstacles we didn't get to see prior to this and right after,
but he said they were really tough.  They are actually running through the lake at this point.  
These are the obstacles we get to see from the main area.
This was new to him this year.  
This obstacle is wet and soapy.  Very difficult to do when
you are exhausted, but at this point there is only one left to do....

And that is to get muddy!!!!!

5th Place!!!!

His cousin Erica was waiting at the finish line!!  
Blaine - 5th out of 38 in his age group and 65th overall out of 2201 5K
Erica - 3rd out of 179 in her age group and 158th out of 2201 5K
Bryce - 5th out of 9 in the barefoot division 195th out of 2201 5K
Brady - 2nd out of his age group and 5th overall out of 960 10K
Morgan - 64th out of 179 in her age group and 1085 out of 2201 5K 

Here is Brady all cleaned up.  And very happy as you can see...he hardly ever smiles.  :)

On the podium!  2nd place!!!

Here is his award.  Congratulations Brady we are so very
proud of you!!!! <3 <3 <3

Dad is sooo proud!!!  (Mom is too!) We just don't have a pic
of us yet.  They took a professional one of us but I haven't got
the link yet.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Congrats to Brady, and to Erica, too! Those are some impressive finishes! Wow!
    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions


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