Last Sunday three of my children (Ayla, Eric and Mark) competed (in the heat and humidity) in the Warrior Dash 2012 which took place in Barrie, about an hour north of here. It was not just a race but an endurance race complete with ski hills and obstacle courses - which they all finished. The Warrior Dash is held in various locations in Canada, the United States and Australia. The winner came in at just 20+ minutes whereas the norm was more like 40+ minutes. Eric competed with a swollen eye and right side of his face because he had an allergic reaction to what may have been a spider bite. Just before heading up to the race he went to a walk-in clinic to get it checked out and ended up with antihistamine medication.
Note: This is a photo of a photo and that's why there is some glare.
Every once in a while my children do things like this. A couple of months ago (in April?) Ayla and her sister Maili, along with Maili's boyfriend Casey, competed in the 5/10 km race in Montreal.