Letting Our Kids Go

This past weekend my boys and I ran in a fun run 5k for a school district fundraiser.  It was the first 5k  as a family and the first the boys have ever done.  I was nervous because I was not familiar with the area where it was held, we all ran at different levels and I didn’t know how crowded it would be.  So my solution was that we needed to stick together and run at the pace of the slowest runner.  My oldest was the faster runner of the three of us.  He would run ahead then jog in place until my youngest and I caught up.  He wanted to be able to tell his gym teacher that he, “ran the whole 5k without stopping”. Continue reading

I’m in a love/hate relationship

I’m in a love/hate relationship….with running.  I started ‘trying’ to run two or three years ago.  I’ve done two 5K’s with a friend of mine, who was gracious enough to forgo a better finish time and to run/walk them with me.  She told me that after finishing one 5K, I’d be addicted and you know what, she was right!  I have even ran one this past fall by myself when none of my runner friends was able to come with.  I wasn’t able to keep running the entire time, but I was able to run 2 full miles and that was farther than I’ve been able to do before.  Now, I’m bound and determined to run an entire 5K this year. Continue reading