Sunday, June 10, 2007

Gap2Gap 2007

This past Saturday Birch participated for his second time in the annual Gap2Gap relay race that is held in Yakima each year. He put together a team with work colleges and competed in the corporate division. There are five different sections of the relay: 2 mile field run, 12 mile mountain bike, 6 mile kayak, 20 mile road bike, and 10K run. Birch daily practices for the 20 mile road race (we are a one car family so he bikes 3 miles each way to work) so it made sense for him to take that leg of the race. Birch finished his 20 miles in 61 minutes. It was 101 degrees, so as you might guess he finished up mighty parched and sweaty!

We were all very proud cheerleaders!!!

Birch and the kids after the race
Coop and Birch

Birch and I designed the team's t-shirts again this year. We had fun doing it but we sure wished that we were a bit better at photoshop. We are learning, though. This year we decided to order each of the kids t-shirts. They LOVED them!

7 comments:

Emily and Ryan said...

I'm so impressed Birch! I love the picture of Birch and Cooper with the helmet on- it's adorable! The shirts looked great and I bet the kids LOVED being a part of it in that way.

kg said...

Good job Birch! Nice job on the t-shirt too!!

Nancy Clark said...

Good job Dittos! What an inspiration...

Mama Nirvana said...

Please tell me more about the shirts. Where do you order them from?

Amy

Cami said...

Great job Birch! I think the shirts are great.

Julia said...

Way to go Birch!!! That is so cool. Those shirts look great Sara.

Matt and Jessica said...

Did the training wheels for the bike stay on all 20 miles? Great job on the race! I can't believe how much the boys grow!