[this post was started about 6 months ago – i was stopped as i tried to get the video off the video camera – i think it’s time to just post it!]

the annual elementary fun run/walk was this morning…

they have the kids run in 2 groups (k-2 and 3-5) so zachary and benjamin ran first

we sent  with them so neither one of us had to run! :)

they start the race with a starter pistol – it took 2 shots for both races – there were lots of giggles

it’s always amazing to me that more kids don’t get run over – the beginning of the race is a bit intense

at this point i was wondering where bemjamin was – i knew cj was with him i was just hoping he wasn’t having to carry him

they finally came around – and he did ask me shortly after this picture to carry him – but he finished on his own

hair still firey – easy to spot!

this picture makes me smile because it looks like he’s just waiting for everyone else to go ahead (which may be the case)

the boy has a pretty amazing ability to pace himself…

at this point he’s taken the lead – he only one in front of him is the gym teacher who’s acting as the pace car for the race.

this is the last bit before entering the track for the final lap. mr. chase kept looking back because at this point timmy was increasing his pace – i think he expected to have to encourage him, but instead found himself having to kick it up a notch to keep in front of timmy.

(video by christopher)

people were coming up to me afterwards “did you see his finish??”

i think the boy was born to run.

the second best part was that the only thing christopher had to say to him after he finished was “you’re going out for track, right?”

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