Monday, February 8, 2010
Enjoying the Little Ones!...
Patrick at 7yrs old..his first Chili
My 3(of 5!) kiddos before the race.
"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today"Stacia Tauscher
Not only do I feel so fortunate to have my passion for running, but to have my 5 kids to share it with when I can. I am thankful for my health and for their health! So, it has become an annual run for my kids (well, just the three boys this year) and I to do the February local 5k.
My 10 year old son and I ran the 5k together. The other two boys ran with a friend to help him along (12 and 9 year old) which was so nice and kind of them.
I realize how much my 10 year old little man is like me...he doesn't want too much coaching, just to get in his zen. He has his plan in his head, doesn't share it (well, until I dig it out at mile 2...geez Jill!) and goes out with a smile and fun. Wonder what would have happened if I wasn't next to him. Anyhow, in temps in the low teen's, a couple of hills....a 7:26 pace is pretty darn good!
All that aside, all of these short 5k races are so fun to be at. A different feel than ultra's...a more family feel about them - so many different ages (amazed at all the little ones out there in the cold) and plenty of time to celebrate afterwards!
OK little man, next race...full zen! Let's see what we both can do!