In true Memorial Day fashion we ran the Bolder Boulder again this year, but as expected with all things Covid it was a bit different. Because of guidelines and public safety and health instead of having the race in the streets of Boulder, they set up 6 different courses along the front range and gave everyone who registered a chance to sign up for a start time over the course of the 3 days weekends at the course of our choice. We chose to sign up for early Monday morning at the Loveland course because it was close to our house. It was fairly rainy Saturday evening and all day Sunday and we actually got an email Sunday evening stating that the Loveland course was actually very muddy because the majority of it was run on grass. The email stated that we had the option to run a different course, and when I asked the boys they stated that they wanted to run the course in Loveland even if it was muddy. So Monday morning dawned and we were up about the same time as the sun and headed out. We were on the course before 7AM, Leighton and I planned on running together and Clint and Caedmon and Edric ran together (Paxton and Coppelia will be big enough to run next year). The course was muddy but we didn’t really care. It was also nice because the course made two in and out figure of 8 loops so we passed each other a few different times on the course. On our first loop Leighton and I took a wrong turn and ended up doing one of the loops in reverse so we ran into the boys running the other way. Also the course was set up at the county fairgrounds where they have vaccine clinics set up during the week, none on that day because of the holiday, but it was still pretty cool to run along side those booths and reflect on the hope that the vaccine has offered. Leighton and I finished in 1:10, which was 6 minutes slower than 2 years ago when we ran on the actual course, but given the mud we were pretty pleased with that. Clint and Caedmon and Edric finished in 1:37-38 (Edric sprinted ahead at the end and finished a good minute before the other two) which was 30 minutes faster than the last time that they ran it which was pretty awesome. When the final results were all posted, each of the kids actually finished in the top 10 for their age groups which was just awesome. We had fun and it was a great way to remember and honor all of those that have served in the military for our freedom. We are all excited to get back out to the real course next year and to have Coppelia and Paxton join us.