Dexter's first race!

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Dexter's first race!

Postby Irongirl » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:34 am

Dex ran his first race yesterday!

No time, since the clock had been put away by the time we got back (and I forgot my watch)....we also had to cut the course a bit short since they were cleaning up the pylons....all in all, he did awesome. He had fun, stopped for a few breaks....and ran/walked the whole thing!

At the start:
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A true maniac:
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Looking back at his "girlfriend" Annabelle:
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Racing is tiring! About 10 breaks like this were taken:
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Zoomphoto pics to be posted soon!

....and the shoes were chosen on purpose. We had put his "go-go-go" shoes on him, but, he kept trying to take them off. We figured that he knew better and there was too much cushioning on them, so, we tried to find the most minimalist shoes we could. ;)
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Postby oobinsnaffa » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:35 am

Love it! He is adorable.
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Re: Dexter's first race!

Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:13 pm

Great report...love the pic of him looking back for his girlfriend...very sweet!
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Dexter's first race!

Postby Kelodie » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:52 pm

Good job Dexter! When's your next race? :wink:
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Postby Ken B » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:51 pm

Congratulations, Dexter! Love the shoes!! :)

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Re: Dexter's first race!

Postby barebuns1 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:00 pm

Cograts to Dexter's 1st race report. :)
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Re: Dexter's first race!

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:32 pm

way to go dexter!
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Re: Dexter's first race!

Postby carm » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:43 am

This is great and I love the pics!
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Postby Robinandamelia » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:45 am

That's just awesome!

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Postby Irongirl » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:52 am

Kelodie wrote:Good job Dexter! When's your next race? :wink:


He's not registered for anything yet, but, we may do the kid's race in Brockville....and, there's alway the annual sports weekend at the cottage.....

Last year's race.....he wasn't walking yet, so, he didn't get to participate - being only 6 months and all....
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ETA: the little boy beside Delilah is my cousin's little guy - Nicholas - who is 10 months older than Dexter....
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Postby Jo-Jo » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:20 am

When is the kid's race in Brockville...depending on the date I'd love to come and cheer!
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Re: Dexter's first race!

Postby Stampie » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:38 am

Well done Dexter! Bravo!
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Re: Dexter's first race!

Postby Irongirl » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:16 pm

Jo-Jo wrote:When is the kid's race in Brockville...depending on the date I'd love to come and cheer!


August 19th - we're in Belleville the day before.....hmm.....we might need a place to stay.... :)
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Re: Dexter's first race!

Postby Lightning » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:51 pm

Love your photo report, Dexter! You are a doll! Congrats!!
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:30 pm

Yay Dexter!
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Re: Dexter's first race!

Postby AndyM » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:49 am

With some serious training, i'm sure he will be able to knock a few minutes off his time for next year. :D

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Re: Dexter's first race!

Postby Tisha » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:12 am

So cute! Congrats on the first one, Dexter!

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Postby Avis » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:50 pm

Atta boy, Dexter!
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Re: Dexter's first race!

Postby Jo-Jo » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:31 pm

AndyM wrote:With some serious training, i'm sure he will be able to knock a few minutes off his time for next year. :D



I think if Dex stops looking for his girlfriend that could shave a few minutes off right there 8) :lol: :lol: :wink:
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Re: Dexter's first race!

Postby Irongirl » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:10 am

Jo-Jo wrote:
AndyM wrote:With some serious training, i'm sure he will be able to knock a few minutes off his time for next year. :D



I think if Dex stops looking for his girlfriend that could shave a few minutes off right there 8) :lol: :lol: :wink:


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Re: Dexter's first race!

Postby Jo-Jo » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:56 am

Irongirl wrote:
Jo-Jo wrote:
AndyM wrote:With some serious training, i'm sure he will be able to knock a few minutes off his time for next year. :D



I think if Dex stops looking for his girlfriend that could shave a few minutes off right there 8) :lol: :lol: :wink:


like father like son? ;)



Good point :lol: :lol: :wink:
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Re: Dexter's first race!

Postby Miss*Smiles » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:39 am

I love the pictures!

what a busy boy... racing AND saying "Denise" all in one week! *proud*
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Re: Dexter's first race!

Postby Irongirl » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:59 pm

Miss*Smiles wrote:I love the pictures!

what a busy boy... racing AND saying "Denise" all in one week! *proud*


ha. I'll have to get him working on that again - now that he's walking and all. ;)
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