The school race is done and done. I kind of feel like I was hit by a train ha but that’s okay because I am going to rest rest rest today.
I got to the school before the sun was up and had some amazing volunteers that met me there, and we got right to work.
I used Runner’s Corner’s blow-up for a start and finish line. It said start on one side and finish on the other, so after they started, we had to sprint it over to get it set up at the finish line!
Andrew brought the kids, and thankfully it got warmer and warmer as the sun came up.
The race was 2.06 miles, and we had 450 students running.
The kids started the race with a giant loop on a big grass field, and then they went out to the roads. We had amazing volunteers and police officers guiding them and stopping traffic with a water table one mile into the race. We placed cones with balloons and arrows throughout the course with an awesome finishers chute of flags. One of the high school kids in our area was the rabbit leading the pack, and he did awesome. The entire race went incredibly smoothly, and I was still able to see our kids on the course!
We made the mistake of overdressing them for the race! It’s so hard to know whether or not to have them wear a sweatshirt.
Skye insisted on joining in on the race too.
After the race, we had water and otter pops for the kids, followed by an assembly.
I asked my brother-in-law to bring the BYU dunk team and Cosmo, and it was a huge highlight for the kids. They were incredible, and I have never seen a group of kids more excited than these ones to watch their tricks and stunts. We then did the awards for the overall winners and winners for each grade. The kids each had a sticker on their shirt that their teacher gave them with their name and grade. When they finished the race, we had volunteers keep them in order to place their sticker on a poster board to keep track of the order that everyone finished. It was a very cheap and efficient way to keep track of it all. We had $250 for the budget, and we did it all in $210:)
The school sent me home with cookies, and they made for the perfect carb-loading snack for my race tomorrow!
After the kids were all done with school, we jumped in the car and made our way to St. George.
Let’s move on to some favorite things!
*Two weeks ago, I blogged about an amazing pair of Madewell jeans, and in the comments, April told me that she had that pair but found an EVEN BETTER pair. I had to see if she was correct. And she was. They are HERE! These jeans are beyond comfortable and so soft. You forget you are even wearing jeans. They have the tiniest two rips in them and hit at the ankle. They run a bit big, so size down! April told me she bought a pair in one size down and two sizes down to have more of a relaxed fit pair and one that was tighter. Andrew says they are his favorite pair of jeans I have ever owned too. They are on sale!
I love this top with them…
And this top too…
*My top 10 favorites soup recipes are in this post. I need to make some homemade chicken noodle soup on top of mashed potatoes asap.
*Gretchen shared an AWESOME tip for anyone looking to meet friends:
*A big unfavorite for the week. I love to try new treats when I see them at Target, and so I grabbed these. I had high hopes for these, but not one person in my family (or my neighbors… I made them all try them too, ha;) likes them.
Who has an October birthday, anniversary, or race? Please tell me!
What is the worst candy ever invented in your opinion?
Tell me something you are looking forward to this weekend!
Absolute favorite type of soup?