Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bear Creek!

A new couple moved into our ward and kindly invited us over for a barbecue.  It was fun to get to know them as well as some of their friends.  As Jeremy was talking to the husband, Chad, they got on the subject of running.  He introduced Jeremy to the life of trail running.  They decided that they would run in the next one which happened to be a week away.  Jeremy waited until the last minute to register, but he did it.

This morning, Chad picked up Jeremy and they were on their way.  When he got there Jeremy saw another friend.  As they were talking Jeremy told him that this was his first trail run experience.  His friend said that this was the hardest trail run that Brazen Racing puts on, in his opinion.  That kind of freaked him out he was wondering what he had gotten into.  The first three miles was uphill, he had to walk a little.  Jeremy said the last mile was a thin trail where there wasn't room to pass  As well as a couple trees to climb over.  The trail was up and down.  After it was over he was able to see the times.  When he crossed the line, he saw the time was 1 hour and 30 minutes.  He was a little disappointed, but considering the inclines, he thought it was reasonable.  He looked at the times as they were posted and he found his time and it said that it was 1 hour and 11 minutes.  His friend explained to him that the time starts when the Half Marathoners go so you had to subtract 25 minutes.  He also pointed out that Jeremy came in first for his age group.  Woo-Hoo!  I wish I was there to greet him across the finish line.  Needless to say, I am proud of his effort, the only thing that would make him more cool was if he did a Tri-sprint! ; )

Here is a picture of Jeremy when he got home.
A close up of his medals.  One for finishing and one for being an "Age Group Winner."  The bummer part is that since he signed up so late, he didn't get a t-shirt, but there is always next time!
Of course he had to make sure the medals were real!
Sure enough they were real medal!  I would have preferred chocolate but this isn't about me!

Just for information sake, Jeremy Bic'd (you know like the Bic Razor and Shaving gel) his hair so a friend would do it, kind of like a support group.  He didn't do it for wind resistance.  He says now "I will never shave my head again until I have to!"  Here is the "Bald Brothers Unite"  Support Group!
Unfortunately for Jeremy, he is the only one who is not balding so he actually cut off lots of hair!  Chris' hair was longer but he didn't have as much!  I don't think it looks bad, but I think I like his head better with hair, and he does too!

Yeah for Saturday, I hope you have some good memories today, I know we do!

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