We love the Awesome 3000. This was the 30th annual event in Salem. This was the Rowzee's 3rd annual Awesome 3000. I probably posted the last 2 years about how great Avery did. This year I get to brag about both my girls. Both girls ran a 1.5k, which is .91 miles. They run with their gender with kids in their own grade. There were 180 girls in Allie's group and 240 in Avery's. Are you ready to hear how great they did? I know this isn't nearly as exciting for anyone else but their mother, but I can't help pretending like you care. Avery has gotten 8th place the last 2 years, which is a little strange. Even stranger is that she got 8th place again!!! I'm so proud that she's so determined. Now for the wild card: our Allie-girl. Rich and I figured she'd probably do really well. I mean, there has to be SOME kind of positive way to direct all that energy! But we also thought it was possible she'd come in dead last just to be a stinker. Nope! She was SECOND!!!!! I could hardly contain myself (scratch that - I DIDN'T contain myself) when I saw her come back in that stadium in second place. Toward the end we saw a girl behind her start to catch up with her. She looked back and saw that girl and it was over - she picked up so much speed! There was no way that girl could have caught her :)
We sprayed their hair pink this year and I got them crazy socks. There are so many kids in that stadium and this way it was a little easier to pick them out of the crowd.
Rich and I are super proud of our girls :)