Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Family fun at the Boilermaker 15k
A Day at the Races
told by Jonas Vinciquerra
We went to my dad's race over the weekend. It was pretty cool. It's called The Boilermaker.
I deserve a prize for my exemplary go-with-the-flow attitude. (My mom could use a tip or two from me on that.) I was snatched from my crib, pj's and all, only to be deposited into the car seat, evil of all evils--at 5 AM no less! We drove for what seemed like an eternity to a place called Utopia, or Utica, or something like that.
Here's me with my dad before the race. Look! I'm still in my pj's. My dad's pretty happy. He's hopeful he can pull off a 60 min. 15k. Good luck, Daddy!
Mama and I hung out with Auntie Adrienne and Uncle Brent while Daddy tried to out-run the Kenyans.
There they go. 4 minute-something mile times. Wow.
There's my mommy. She's still trying to calculate how fast the Kenyans are running. Clearly, I got my math skills from my dad.
There are so many people who run in this race. Over 11,000! I had to take a snooze after Daddy passed by. There are just too many to watch.
There's my DAD!!!
Daddy's pretty pleased with himself. 63 minutes. Good work, Daddy. Next time you should up the antie-- push me in the baby jogger and pull off that time.
We had a great time. And I was on my stellar behavior. I can't wait for my daddy's next race, a marathon. It's not for a long time, though. Mommy says I'll be eating solid foods by then. I might have a take a lot of naps in that race.
Posted by Liz V. at 8:39 PM