In conjunction with the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, there are several family events, including the Toddler Trot. It’s a “dash” of about 25 yards for little tykes. Frankly, the only thing cuter is the Diaper Dash, where babies crawl, “racing” out of the center of a circle.
Here’s a photo from last year’s diaper dash:
So anyhoo, this year was a lot colder than last year. And Boopsie graduated to one of the “two-year-old” heats in the Toddler Trot.
By the time the race rolled around she was tired, hungry and cold. I had visions of her sprinting down the course the way she sprints away from me on any given city block. Not so much. I got her to run about 10 yards before she stopped, sobbed, “Ma-ma-maaaaaaa!” and held her arms up. She was dunzo. Maybe next year?
All was not lost… Boopsie did get her first and her second set of Thunderstix.