We arrived in Boulder, CO yesterday to participate in the Title 9K race sponsored by Title 9 and a host of other generous companies. The weather was perfect as we made our way to the Boulder Reservoir. Sunny and mid-50’s in the morning. My daughters and I made our game plan– Run/Walk and there was going to be no shame in walking. We were just happy to be in Boulder on a beautiful day with such gorgeous surroundings. The tops of the mountains were capped with snow.
I told the girls about a story I heard during the Winter Olympic interviews with Shaun White. They interviewed him at his private training area in the mountains where his commute was by helicopter. We dubbed the snow-capped mountain we saw “Shaun White Mountain”. We took our pictures with Shaun White Mountain in the background. We laughed as we passed a sign to stay out of a creek with the warning “Certain Death if Entered”.
It sure looked calm when we ran by, but it must be very deceptive. The volunteers, mostly dads and other family members were awesome and did an incredible job. Between mile 5 and 6 we were treated with chocolate. At this point, I was behind the girls a bit and the generous volunteers gave them an entire chocolate bar to bring to me for an added boost!
Our fan was waiting for us at the end with a sign he had made which was a fantastic way to end the run. I am very proud of my girls. They came out to Colorado with me for Mother’s Day when I asked them to join me in this race. They made the whole experience one I will remember forever. What a great family I have.