Once you do something as a family for the 2nd consecutive year it becomes a family tradition. Therefore, today we can officially say we took part in the family tradition of running in the Tiger Trot. At least the boys can. The race benefits the Henry Clay and John M. Gandy elementary schools in Ashland - both boys go to Henry Clay. The race was scheduled for last Saturday but was moved to today because of snow and ice on the roads. Today we simply had a chilly rain.
Both boys decided to run the 1-mile run. Several of Elliott's friends tried to talk him into running the 5K. He showed as little interest in those invitations as he shows for broccoli. Ian spent a lot of pre-race time frightfully wondering how he'd know where to go over the course of the 1-mile run, so I'm sure the 5K offered him little temptation.
Elliott ended up finishing 6th or 7th depending on who you ask. That's a couple of spots better than last year. Ian came charging home next to the Tiger mascot, which was much further back than Elliott but equally entertaining to watch.
As part of the tradition, Papa Hoss and Gigi were here from Ohio to watch the race. The boys put on a great show for them.
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