About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Tag: ‘Race’

    Post Oak Challenge 10k ~Nick&”B”

    Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

    Nick did the 10k with “B” one of our 7yr olds.

    Since I had 4 kids this time, I waited and came for the finish instead of getting everyone up and waiting at the race the whole time.

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    We actually timed it pretty great and were only waiting a little bit.

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    She is was so happy that she got to do it!

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    She loved all the attention she got.

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    I have decided I am a trail run type mom instead of a soccer mom.


    Trail runs are in such beautiful locations!

    Bring on the next one!


    We have two that want to run in the next one already.

    Well if you don’t count little bit.

    She is pretty upset she is too little.

    She keeps saying she is “super fast” and “dinosaur big”…

    Looks like we will need to find a 1 miles fun run for her soon.

    My Oldest’s First Race ~2014 Snake Run

    Monday, March 31st, 2014

    After helping his Dad as a pacer last fall, my oldest really wanted to be in a race.

    His criteria?

    Snacks and a medal.

    beforeThis month he did his first race!

    The Snake Run at Turkey Mountain.

    There is a 3hr race and a 6hr race (you try to get the most miles in that time).

    We entered my son in the 3hr one and Nick entered the 6hr.

    excitedHe was really excited!

    sixhourThis is the 6hr race start.

    Nick started later with the 3hr racers so he could run with our son.




    cold3hr race start.


    hisfirstThere are my men!

    snacksMy son loves the “junk food”, his words…

    trailrunThe big laps were 3.75miles long.

    He did one lap and then took a break while his dad did another lap.


    secondlapHere he is with his dad starting his second, Nicks third.

    finishedFinishing his second lap!


    eatingHe was not even tired.

    Just wanted to eat more food.

    snack2I kept trying to give him time to rest but he did not need it.

    medalGetting his medal!

    done7.5 miles done!


    3hrdoneThe end of the 3hr race.

    The 6hr race was still going so we waited around for my husband to finish.

    I really like this race location.

    I am really familiar with the Turkey Mountain trails so I took the boys on several hikes in between seeing Nick.

    winnersWinners of the 3hr race getting their trophies.

    trophyMy oldest was concerned that they were real at first.


    diggingThe boys kept busy building grass forts while waiting for their dad.

    afterNick ended up doing 20.75miles.

    So proud of my men!

    My sons thoughts about the race:

    “It was really really fun!”

    “There were very yummy aid stations”

    “In the end there was lots of food and I ran 7.5 miles”

    “It was very hard, and I got a shirt and actual medal”

    “I want to do 100 miles when I get older.”

    Here is last years race.

    Our Weekend

    Monday, October 21st, 2013

    course crank crank2 help helper2 dropoff spot popup mathMy husband did the Pumpkin Holler Hunderd(that is how they spell it) this weekend.

    He did the 100K race!

    Cannot believe he did that!

    eyes faces smirk macnchees rice runnerThe race started at a campsite so we set up the camper the friday night before the race.

    It was nice to have a place to go with the boys for meals and downtime.

    There were two aid stations that crew could drive out to meet the racers so we went to those also.

    waiting run halfwayHe had to do a 50K loop twice so he came back to the campsite for his halfway point.

    Then he went all night.

    It ended up dipping into the 30’s.


    tomsaywerMy oldest joined him for his last 9 miles at 6am Sunday morning.

    He was mostly walking by that time.

    web sunrise puddle finish doneHe did it!

    My 7yr old did really well also!

    9miles was a little more then he had gone before but he loved all the attention from the volunteers and the candy at the aid stations.

    He did say next time he wanted to race instead of being a pacer so he could get his own medal though…

    It ended up being a beautiful way to spend a fall weekend!

    At least for me.

    I was not doing a 100K race though…