my first Fun Run with my girls

This was sooo much fun! Here's the story...

We got to a local park about an hour before the one mile fun run started. Main reason we got there so early was because we hadn't registered ahead of time (Michael decided to do the 5K), and the t-shirts for those who weren't pre-registered were only on a first come, first served basis. And I've discovered, I'm a sucker for a racing t-shirt. LOL

Anyway, Hannah and Beth were impatient for the race to start. We almost lost Beth - twice - because the girl can't stay close by us for anything! She just wanders off as if the whole universe were her playground - and a safe one at that (WRONG). And Hannah just wanted OUT! OF! THE! STROLLER!!! To complicate things a tad more, it was a bit chilly tonight.

Our new - used - double jogging stroller we found on the local Facebook online yard sale. $50 steal!

Yes, Hannah is in her Halloween costume.  Costumes were welcome at this event.  The rest of us didn't dress up in costumes.  The only real reason I did it for Hannah was to keep her extra warm ;-)

After Beth warmed up to being there (also physically), she stopped hiding in the stroller (and she started to wander from us...).

Hannah on the other hand, warmed up to sitting - staying - in the stroller.

The announcement was made to get ready for the fun run, so we made our way to the starting line...

Then it was ready... set... go!

You'll notice, Beth is beside the stroller.  She wanted to run as much  of this as possible, and she did!  In fact, she challenged mommy to go super fast!!!    Occasionally, she would hop into the stroller for a 30 sec. break, but then she would hop back out and speed on ahead!  THEN, near the end, she stayed in the stroller and YELLED AT ME THE WHOLE WAY BACK!  She said she was trying to be like Jillian Michaels and "motivate me."  She wanted me to go faster; I said I couldn't.  She screamed, "YES YOU CAN!" And so, I did. ;-)

We had one problema during this run, and that was when the front stroller wheel came unlocked from the stroller.  It probably put us back 2 minutes as it slowed us down and I had to stop and try to shove it back in.  It was hard!  Thankfully, a good Samaritan stopped and helped me out.  Then, we got back on our way.

I would do this again in a heartbeat!  This fun run was, well, fun.  It was great to see Beth ENJOY running.  It was also great to share this with her - my new love of running.  I hope this inspires her to try running more. 

Beth's first run!
We ran the fun run - with technical difficulties - in 14:17.  I can't wait to do another one with them; however, it may have to wait until the weather warms up again.

All in all, we had a great time.  Especially my big girl...

1 comment:

  1. That Beth is so cute! She is such a character! I love it!

    Hannah is a cutie in her costume! I love that too!