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Ready, set, GO!

Having run several dozen miles through Jack’s foxtail maze, I decided it was time for the girls and I to do another fun run. The last one we did was in Nebraska with the cousins, when it was nice and warm. This Halloween fun run was a little more…cold.

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Feeding off the excitement at the start line. 
Walking over to the start line, Evelyn asked why I had to pick a race on such a frigid day. Well, oops! I told her that we’d just have to start running quickly so we could warm up. The girls, dressed in their costumes as Pikachu, a parrot, a black cat, agreed with me, the skeleton.
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Claire could have run circles around EVERYONE.

So, the race started and for the first half, everyone was excited and barely able to keep from flat-out sprinting. Then, the complaints of frozen legs, burning lungs, and tired feet began. Claire could have sprinted the whole way home–and I told her to since Jack was waiting at the finish–but she kept running ahead, stopping and encouraging her sisters to catch up. What a team player!
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We made it to the finish…barely.
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Henry the Vampire Bat got into some blood, er, marinara sauce.

I offered to push Henry in the stroller but our little vampire bat decided he’d rather watch with dad, along with our little pumpkin, Zoey.

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Team Eliker!

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