Friday, November 20, 2009

The Final, Final Mile!

It's that time of year again for The Final Mile. Emily has participated for three years and unfortunately this is her final year. Each of the three Elementary Schools in our town participate in Marathon Club during the first couple of months of the school year. The kids run around their track at lunch time a couple of times per week making their way up to 25 miles. At this point they are invited to participate in the final 1.2 miles at the track at the local high school. It is a very big deal for the kids and more importantly, it gets them very excited about exercising! You can see Emily's previous two years here and here.

It's hard to believe that only 10 minutes before it was about to start it wasn't even raining. Boy did it start and so did the wind! You'll have to excuse the graininess of my pics as I stayed up in the bleachers and it was so wet that I forgot to check the settings on my camera! Apparently I didn't care at the time!!

Here's the first group coming around the bend.

This is what it looked like off to the side of the bleachers. Don't let it fool you because the bleachers didn't keep us dry!
Our town's fine football team was practicing for a very important playoff game tomorrow night! Go Lions!!!
Here's Emily in the next couple of shots checking in with her card to make sure that she does every lap!

And finally her teacher, Mrs. Lee, giving her her medal! Congratulations Emily! By this point my glasses were so wet that I couldn't even tell if the pic was in focus!!
These are what drowned rats look like!


Cheryl said...

hahaha, LOVE Katie's drowned rat look! None of my pics turned out well ... but I'll eventually post something. :)

Congrats to Emily!

Judy said...

Good for Emily to run the final mile, especially in such inclement awful. And you did a great job getting photos of the event despite the rain. Way to go!