John competed in the Memorial Day Victory Quest mud run for the second year in a row. Dominic competed for the first time. John ran an unbelievable race. He was in third most of the race with the leader being a good 100 yards a head of him. His strength is in his cardio so I knew he had a great chance to catch him at the end. The first half of the race are filled with different obstacles and then you finish with a 2 mile run. It was so exciting. John made up the 100 yard distance and passed the leader TO WIN THE RACE!!!!! We were going nuts screaming our heads off!!!!!!!!!
Dominic did remarkably well especially since he had a bum knee from a track meet last week. Every young boy needs to run a mud race. His love of crawling through mud, diving down mud slides, leaping over obstacles was so exhilarating to him that he noticed no pain in his knee. He kept pushing forward no matter what.
I missed his favorite obstacle called "Omaha Beach" but it is a 15 foot mud slide that is performed face first on your belly.
John won the event last year!
I cannot express how much I delight in John doing sports. He loves anything athletic and competitive so to see him race brings so much joy to our whole family. The girls have gotten really good at screaming his name. The guy that was right behind him told him after the race that he wished his name was John.
FIRST PLACE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wish I had a picture of them right after the race and they weren't hosed off. John's shoes each had to weigh 50 pounds a piece with all the caked on mud.