|Emily and Layla before their run|
|Layla and Em out of the starting point.|
|Still going strong after 2 km.|
|Blazing right past us|
|Reaching for the finish line after 8km|
|Happy to be Finished|
|They walked down to the lake to soak their tired feet after the run.|
That's our grandson Baron in the blue shirt.
As well as the 8km run, Layla's parents, Mary and Greg (our daughter and SIL), were running their first Ultra Marathon - a 50km (30 mile) run on the mountain trails.
|Before the run. They had a very early starting time so I went to|
their motel room to be there when Layla and Baron woke up and to
get them ready for the day.
|Since we couldn't be there for the start of the 50k, this is one taken by the race organizers and posted on their website. That's Mary in the center of the picture.|
|Greg, after 25 km, stopping to refill his water bottles and|
eat an orange slice the organizers provided.
|Layla and Baron making sure their dad gets refueled at the 25 km pit stop.|
|Still looking and feeling good at 25 km.|
|Rehydrating with a little help from her Dad|
|And Baron helped fill one of her bottles too.|
|Greg, coming up to the finish line after 6 hrs and 56 minutes. His goal|
was to finish in under 7 hours, and he did.
|Happy, proud, exhaustion, elation, relief.|
The face of a runner.
|Baron anxiously watching while his Dad catches his breath|
|Mary approaching the finish line for a time of 7hr 55 min.|
Her goal was to finish in under 8 hours. These two
really know their abilities.
|Crossing the finish line with a smile on her face.|
|Greg taking advantage of the post-race massage with Layla looking on.|
|While Mary opted to soak her aching calves in the ice cold mountain lake.|
|Our four Ultra runners.|
|This is a picture taken by one of the organizers near the top of the|
run. You can see how far up from the lake they ran.
While the runners were running, Lloyd, Allan and I kept 4 year old Baron entertained at the beach at the starting line.
|Baron was very easy to have around for the seven or so hours we had to|
spend waiting for the runners to come in. It's a beautiful location for
a trail run.
|We watched the antics of this wild creature (there were two of|
them). Baron said it was a chipmunk, but I'm sure it's much too large
for a chipmunk. It came out of a burrow in the ground. Any guesses?
|I taught him to skip rocks in the lake. We spent a lot of time there.|
|He's going to be taller than me before too long.|
|And Allan found a shady spot where he could read in comfort.|