On Saturday, 30 October, Caleb got an early birthday present – all 7 of the Ayers Clan did the Monster Dash 5K! Plus Caleb and I did the Monster Dash 1/2 marathon prior to the running of the 5K. It was a fun family time. Gary and the older three + a friend took off while I stayed with the youngest 2. The finishers in order: Caleb, Garrett, Gary, Courtney, Jon, Corrie, Geoffrey and Corrie crossed at the same time. Once I crossed the finish line, I went back for Giovanna since she struggled the last mile or so. Geoffrey wanted to run more and faster than Giovanna could go – so we all stuck together and finished close together. The finish times ran from 22 minutes to 52 minutes. Not bad for this crew!
Pictures from race day;
The race was hard to Giovanna. She has not ever ran a race before. It took 8 years to get to the point where her orthopedic surgeon was willing give her the go ahead to run and to race! She was so excited but it was a lot harder than she anticipated. The last 1.5 miles were really hard and she wanted to stop, but when one is running/walking around a lake, it is not an option! She made it through to the finish and I am very proud of her.
Now may we continue to run and build for the next race – whenever that may be!