On Saturday, Josh and his friend Chris ran in his first race ever! He has been preparing for a few weeks, so when race day came, I was very excited to cheer him on!
The boys before the race.
...and they're off! Can you spot Josh?
I could spot Josh from a long ways away. His goal was to finish the race in under 30 minutes. When I spotted him, he still had 2 1/2 minutes to meet his goal! I was so excited for him!
By this point, I was already waving and cheering and jumping.
Look at that excellent running posture and those barefoot running shoes! Josh told me that he had been feeling like he couldn't finish strong, but when he saw me standing there he had the strength to pass the guy in the yellow, finish 22nd, and in 29:33! Isn't that so sweet? I was giddy about it all day :)
He took first in his age bracket and even got a lil' trophy :)
Here are the boys celebrating their victories (Chris took 3rd!)
I was so excited for Josh and so proud of him for training hard, pushing through the pain, and achieving his goal!