Friday, June 4, 2010

Dam to Dam packet pickup with the fam.

Dam to Dam 20k

Gotta love packet pickup!  Especially one that feeds the whole family.
We parked over by the Asian Gardens ,which we love by the way, and walked over the Polk County Convention Center downtown.  It was hot when we started out and I carried Archimedes in the Mei Thai so I was uber sweaty.
I ate before we left so I wouldn't be grouchy and hungry when I saw all the people around me, including Jaymon and Sam, eating sub sandwiches.
                      Gotta love a distracted 10 year old photographer that took the above blurry photo!
Balloons make these boys happy!
Everyone waited patiently for their snacks and were super well behaved.  
I drank about a 1/2 cup of Dr. Pepper to wash down the corn chips. The beer was quite popular though.
I took photos of the food but in hindsight, I should have taken a photo of the nice volunteer that gave me packet and t-shirt, chip, socks ect.  Next race!
The grub looked yummy!
This is what I ate. Frito Scoops, strawberries and grapes!  Its been a while since I have eaten chips and they hit the spot!
Little Milo spawn had a great time. Notice the cool water bottle beside him with the balloons on it. I won that in a giveaway. It is a stainless steel water bottle with a photo by A Sense of Place Photography. I chose the balloons with the boys in mind and was right about them fighting over the bottle!
Archimedes had to take his grapes and chips with him when it was time to go. I was lucky to have the ziplock bag that the socks came in. He held them all the way until we got home. They actually survived his hot little hands as well as many times rolling down the grassy hills on the way back to the car.
Jupiter is such great fun to take out into the world. He is always ready to go and check stuff out.
Milo and Momma are both hams!
Notice my necklace??  Jacque at The Silver Maple sent it to me to check out. I absolutely love it! It says Run Like a Mother and has a blue charm hanging in the center. We are planning a giveaway later on down the road. It is my new favorite necklace. I was pleasantly surprised at how large it is. 
So now I am off to paint my toe nails, put on my Dam to Dam temp tattoos on my feet, pack up my bag for after the race and get my outfit set out for the morning.  I am headed downtown at 5:00 am to catch the school buses that will take us up to Saylorville Dam where the race starts. There is a high chance of thunderstorms tomorrow morning. The only thing I worry about it my camera getting wet. Otherwise I am stoked to run barefoot in the rain!  Race gods, I beseech thee to smile on us tomorrow morning!

21 comments:

OrangeBlossom said...

Are you running with your camera? Are you taking pictures as you are running the race? If so, you are one amazing person!

Good luck to you tomorrow!

My first trail race is tomorrow, 12K.

Christine Jensen said...

Wow, what a great event to feed ya at packet pick up! I think I am running the wrong races...LOL Good luck and have a blast!

kat said...
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kat said...

Your children look adorable, I have lots of respect for all you mums who run.
Good luck tomorrow.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Thunderstorms must present a totally different challenge to a barefoot runner. I get pruned feet 3 minutes in the bath.. LOL!

so sorry I did not have your race on High Five Friday...I was a little behind this week..

HIGH FIVE and good luck!

Patrick Mahoney said...

Love the photos, that's quite the packet pick-up extravaganza they have on the go there. Have an awesome race.

Julie said...

Hi Angie,
What a very cool race expo! I love the pictures...your boys are so cute:) Good luck to you Angie! I am sending you positive race vibes:)

Barefoot Tyler said...

Run safe! You'll do good.

Jimmy Hart said...

go get em! aint nothing but a finish line.

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

Gooo! hopefully you get this comment on your way to the bus or something. what a sweet pre race packet pick up set up! love it.

i swear races and all they include are 100x better than any disney on ice, smurf-athon show, etc for the family.

now go kick some boo-tay!

Laurie said...

Good luck! You'll be awesome!!

Stacie said...

Good Luck!!! I can't wait to hear how you did. Have fun!!!

Laura said...

Good luck for the race, I'm looking forward to reading your recap!

Marlene said...

I've never seen grub like that at packet pick-up! Nice!!

Have a GREAT race!!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

LOVE the mileage you're getting from Patrick's (of The Road) tshirt - I wear mine all the time too! We're picking up packets today for our kids' 1 mile run tomorrow. Ends at a waterpark, which should be fun. Best of luck with your race!

shel said...

good luck mama!! nice packet pickup spread. jealous! must be a big deal race

Cynthia O'H said...

Good running tomorrow. I know what you mean about the water bottle; everything has to be fair with my boys.

Love the necklace. I've been checking out her things but getting stuff across the border is always a pain as we get hit with extra taxes. Now, if I could win one....

Adam said...

Good luck. I know of SO many people that are runing that race (including my dad's GF). Say hi to her for me :)

ShellBell said...

You take the best pictures! I have to take 100 before I have 1 I like :)

That is a great packet pick up spread. How fun that the whole family got to enjoy it!

Tricia said...

Your kiddos are too cute. Good luck!

Frances aka "Barefoot Fresca" said...

I agree with ShelBell. Your pictures are great! I love the balloons. I wish my family would let me post pictures of them, but they are very private. I have to keep posting pictures of my feet, but I think it's getting boring.

Good luck in your race!!

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