This past Sunday at TNF Endurance Challenge 10k, Bear Mountain I was amazed and inspired by my youngest son Kyle. At 10 years old, Kyle showed us all what it means to stay strong even when not a person on the planet would have given a second thought if he quit.
|Tani and Kyle all smiles pre-race|
On your mark, get set, GO!
|Looking good at the start.|
|Still smiling after a nasty fall|
Kyle and Tani continued on their journey together and were looking strong for the next couple of miles and then with about a mile to go after settling in to his groove....SMACK! Down again. For all of us who have experienced this we know how quickly these things happen. One moment the blissful feeling of running on a cloud and the next you are eating dirt. Without missing a beat Kyle was up and moving forward. Continued encouragement from Tani and the many runners out on the course now that the half marathon runners had merged for the finish.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, the whole family was eagerly awaiting Kyle's return.
|Mema and Poppy|
|Aunt Cheryl who finished the 5k (you rock SIL)|
|Uncle Rich who came to take a nap|
|Brother Jared and Sister Isla|
|The home stretch|
|And Kyle responded|
|Giving it everything he had|
|Until they finished!!!|
|Yeah baby we did it. Nothing better!|
|Except for this of course.|