Monday, July 14, 2008

A Muddy Tradition

Last year Dave and our friend Nathan Phillips ran the Ft. Lewis 4rth of July 7K mud run together. It was so fun to watch them get totally gritty. Chase really wanted to run last year but we didn't sign him up. Since last year Chase has become a running machine. He ran a total of 100 miles with his school track club, ran the Seattle Children's Marathon, finished the last 5 miles with Dave on the Green River Marathon and has now run the 7.5K Mud Run on Ft. Lewis!

He was so eager to run with Dad this year. So we were up early in the morning once again to run and be groupies. The boys started out clean and finished recognizable only be those that love them. Poor Chase couldn't even open his eyes in the end he was so covered in mud and dirt!

But they did it together the whole 4.6 miles of hilly, obstacle riddled muddy course! I'm happy Chase and Dave have something to look forward to now every 4rth of July. Next time though we'll bring towels to cover the seats of the car!

7 comments:

Sarah said...

That is awesome.

blaire said...

ok, seriously. i think that last picture of dave an chase maybe the best picture ever posted on your blog. so awesome! congratulatioins boys!

Nicole said...

Oh, no- no towels? :(

I was thinking the same thing Blaire said...

Anonymous said...

Like father, like son. What a great experience for them.
Tucson Grandpa

Anonymous said...

Like father, like son. What a great experience for them.
Tucson Grandpa

sixlayerdip said...

What a great day and idea. Now, this is something to remember forever. Maybe next year, Dave and Brett can go for it!

Lisa said...

That is awesome. I want to do a mud run.
Ryan