Famous Potato Weekend, Part II

So there we were, Trinity and I, up and at 'em early on a beautiful Saturday morning in Boise, Idaho. We were off to see Autumn, Angela and Lisa run 13.1 miles. That's exactly one half of a marathon. By the way, it is a real pet peave of mine when people say that they are running in a marathon, only you find out that they are running the 5k race that accompanies a marathon event. Every marathon is 26.2 miles. If you do not run in a race that is 26.2 miles, you have not run a marathon. I have have not run a marathon. But I know what one is. Read more about it here. Okay, I'm done ranting.

We drove into Boise from my dad's house and luckily we found a parking spot right in Ann Morrison Park where the finish line is. This Marathon is the 31st Annual Famous Idaho Potato Marathon. It is referred to locally as "the potato race". It was a beautiful day for a stroll, so we tried out the stroller. We had debated the use of the folding stroller since the baby is supposed to be able to sit up by themselves, but we diceded to chance it since Trinity is almost sitting up. It was a test run for San Diego, where we are going for a week at the end of May. Here is the little punkin in her first folding stroller ride. It may look like she can't hold herself up, but in really she was very tired. I had to wake her up in order for us to get to the park on time. Poor kid! She had fun though, and all the runners thought she was cute.

Alas, she was so excited to see her mom run that she wore herself right out. Nap time, oh yeah!

She slept through them coming...

AND going!

Once again though, mean old dad woke her up so that we could go and meet them after they finished. This was only about 200 yards from the finish line, so we did not have far to go. Here's the tired but triumphant team. What a team!

Here are a couple of shots from after the race. Angela wanted a picture with the spud. Autumn didn't really go for it. Great enthusiasm Angela!


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