Sunday, September 09, 2007

Anna and I do W.A.R.

I am so proud of my little Anna! She and I did the Women's Adventure Race today. Long time readers of my blog will remember that Emily and I did this event two years ago, twice. This year they encouraged mother-daughter teams, and Anna has been dying to do an athletic event with me. This was the perfect opportunity.

The race course was a 1-mile jog, followed by a short swim, then another 1-mile jog. Interspersed in the jog were "mystery events" - anything from tossing a rubber chicken through a hoop, playing croquet, or solving a math problem. This was great for my little sprinter - Anna can do the distance but needs lots of breaks to keep firing her bursts of energy.

There also is a costume contest, and Anna suggested we be "colors." I executed the crayola costumes, and I was thrilled with how they turned out. Unfortunately, this year there were many clever costumes (pirates, The A-Team, Pink Ladies, and even Paris & Nicole) and we did not win a prize. Also, our camera was not cooperating so this picture just as we finished is the only one Anth got on our camera (hopefully more to come from Oma's camera). We had just finished the obstacle course, so our crayola hats are a little wilted. Many people had nice comments on our costume, including one lady who said Anna was such a cute crayon, she almost wanted to break her! (To which Anna said, NO!) Please click for more detail (like notice the trouper of a dad to my right, with one twin in the stoller, one behind him wailing, and the baby in the Bjorn).














Here is a picture of our hats, after the shower. We had a great day, marred only by the fact that they ran out of the promised post-race burritoes before we got one (don't ask - it still raises my blood pressure). We had a really great time, despite the 97 degree temps. We'll definitely be back next year, hopefully with more friends, and with our own food.

10 comments:

Alissa said...

Wow- you guys look great. I love the hats and shirts, very cute. Anna looks very happy and I am sure you had a great time! What a great thing to do with your daughter. Maybe next year I won't be moving and I can come support you both!

ColeBugsmommy said...

Love the costumes and you guys look great! Sorry we missed it, Cole had his first T-ball game today. I wish they allowed mother and son teams, Cole would have loved to do it! Congrats!

peevish said...

Hoorah for you two!! Your costumes are very cute. And what?? No food at the end? Unforgivable.

Leah said...

WOW!! I am sorry that I missed out on this one. It looks like you two have lots of fun.

get2eric said...

Oh Man that's great. we are so proud of you and Anna.

Anonymous said...

Crayolas!!! How original and of course, aqua and green!! So very cute.
Love, Nana

mr man said...

You could put dustin hoffman out of business. We went for a walk yesterday and found giant ants. I think our high was maybe 68. It's amazing how everyone here immediately dons their fall gear (long pants and hats with a fleece pullover); i'm still in shorts and a tshirt and too warm.

I'm glad you had fun in the run. Even without burritos. I'm sure Anthony treated you to El Chilito afterwards for better ones.

Emily said...

Yea for Dr. Jenn and Anna! So proud of you both. Thanks for the post-race call.

Michelle said...

Such a cute crayon, the lady wanted to break her?! What the hell? That's just...weird!

get2eric said...

I agree, Michelle - I forgot to comment on that inappropriate comment - what the h-----!!! My sweet Anna, are you kidding me - break her??? No Way!!!
Nana