Of course since the race was "All About Animals," there were lots of doggies in attendance. I made it my job to pet every single fur ball there.
Look at this little group. Adorable. That's David in the black shirt and shorts. He is the Johnny Cash of running.
David loves these kids. He loves to run with them. He makes them love to run. He gives them popsicles.
Now, once the race actually started and everyone had taken off, I pet all the dogs again and then sat on a log to wait for the runners to come back in. This usually takes about 20ish minutes. While I was sitting on said log, something bit my toe. This bite has caused my toe to swell up to enormous proportions.
I have since had to ice, medicate, lance, and soak my toe. I've was strung out on Benadryl all weekend.
Spectating ain't easy.
While I watched my toe swell and waited for the runners to arrive back at the finish line, I overheard some cross country parents talking to each other about how they thought that some of the kids were going to beat David. "I wonder how many of the kids will beat Coach Dark?" they snickered.
I, however, knew that Dave-O would dominate those children. Sorry parents...my man has still got it.
4th Place Overall
1st Place in his Age Group
There was time after the race for canoodling with the puppies. Middle school cross country races are never too serious for a little canoodling.