Memorial Day is a day to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. It also unofficially kicks off summer fun activities, and I think the combination is appropriate as we give thanks for all of the freedoms we have.
For us, the weather was beautiful. Magnum, Chaco, Meego, and I went for a lovely hike in our local boonies. Wolfgang opted not to join us. He and three friends spent the last two days in Boulder for the annual Bolder Boulder 10K race.
The Bolder Boulder has been run for several years, always on Memorial Day. It's quite a zoo actually, but well organized. There were around 45,000 runners this year. Wolfgang and the running buddies had a lot of fun and all finished close together at right about the 36:00 mark.
And let me just say, as a mom, if his idea of a good time, overnight, out of town with the fellas, is getting up early and running a road race, I'm all for it. Nice kids all of them. He brought home all kinds of goodies, including this "runch" bag filled with healthy food.
(just love that... "runch"...)
In the meantime, over in Merry ol' England, another tradition was taking place. Cheese rolling at Cooper's hill in Gloucester!
Honestly, I'd never heard of this crazy event, but it made our local news because a local boy won! He's an army veteran to boot!
Way to represent, Kenny "American Cheese Racer" Rackers! And, as goofy as it seems, his story is actually pretty inspiring. (still, these people are NUTS!)
God, those Brits are fun!!