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Trail Running at Rim Nordic

September 14th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Hubby’s last chance to race mountain bikes was today. It’s called the Autumn Cup and it’s held every year at Rim Nordic. We are lucky to have this wilderness area as we use it in the winter too for cross country skiing. Since, I’m not yet a single track queen, I prefer to trail run on these days. As you all know I love to trail run!

We arrived at 9:05AM.  Hubby’s race starts at 10:00, so I seriously jumped out of the car, and ran off!


30 minutes is all the time I had, so I simply ran UPHILL hard.  Lots of single track in the shade forced me to remove my glasses, but, I had a great time!


The fun didn’t stop upon arrival at the car, cause I have two kids who move in opposite directions! Yikes.  Last time we were here, we lost my youngest for at least 5 minutes, so, I was especially uptight about keeping an eye on them…This lead to big rock climbs, hikes up non-existent trails and lost of dirt!



Then, it was time for the kid’s race!  My big kid was READY! Oh boy.  He introduced himself as hi I’m Benjamin and this is “bike-o” and he (the bike) is really fast.  Last time we were here, he won, so he set himself up to be fast in his head today.  As I was running with him, he ran over another parent cause he was trying to get in the front, LOL.  And all the while, he was saying out loud, “I will never give up….” rimnordic-007

Daddy decided that today was the day for Ryan’s training wheels to come off!  He’s 3 and a half!  Hubby was planning on pushing him and apparently, Ryan did fine for about half the distance, then, he just threw down his bike and cried.


As soon as he crossed the finish line first, he was handed the microphone.  What did he say?  He told everyone that it wasn’t him that was fast, it was “bike-o!”  What a crack up.  He was perfectly comfortable telling the whole world that he was happy to finish the bike race first and then he proceeded to encourage his brother who was having a complete meltdown 3 feet from the finish line.

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Tags: Fitness for Kids and Family · Kids · Running · Things that motivate me

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 bobbi // Sep 14, 2009 at 3:37 am

    There getting so big and how cute is Super Benjamin!

  • 2 RunToTheFinish // Sep 15, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    aww how cute that he is racing like daddy!! I love it!
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  • 3 Shannon // Sep 17, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    love it!! :)
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  • 4 A Year in Review // Dec 31, 2009 at 5:30 pm

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