Our friends, the Drapers, organized a race in rememberance of their family members that they lost last year in a tragic accident- Val, Kathy and Quincy. I ran the 5K, and then Annie and Will ran the kid's race (Quincy's crazy mile).
I always hope that when my kids see me run and exercise that it will encourage them to do the same. I don't care if they run, but I do want them to live an active lifestyle. It is an extra treat for me, however, when I do get to share my passion with my kids.
I pushed my hardest and got a new post-pregnancy PR- 5K with a 7:57 average pace. It was fun because I got to run with Mindy for most of the race.
Will took off sprinting in the kids race. Since he's big now I just let him run the entire thing alone. My friend told me he finished in the top 20 kids. He's a speedy little guy!
And Annie! I AM SO PROUD OF ANNIE. My three year old RAN the ENTIRE mile long race. She didn't take a single walk break! When we were going to leave for the race she said, "Mom, I'm so glad I get to be your running buddy!"
I have a feeling we're going to be running buddies for a very long time.