Andrew ran hard and finished 3rd overall out of 40+ runners. An adult male and a female 11 year old beat him. And it was his own personal best record on the 5k.
Ryan got about 1 kilometer into the race and decided he was finished, that he hated running, that he was not going to do it and that we couldn't make him. Nothing encouraging we said could change his mind. He stomped and stormed off, and then decided he was so mad at us that he would keep going. He met up with his friend and his friend's eternally patient mother who would not let either of them quit half way through the race. Ryan even complained to her the entire time, every step of the way. Until he saw the finish line. Then he ran. And he beamed ear to ear. He was so excited and so proud of himself for finishing. You would never know that the entire race had been pure torture from this cute smile.