I had registered for both the 1 mile and 5K Stingray Race when I thought I could pull a good workout out of it (pre-injury). Instead of letting it go to waste I kindly asked to switch my bibs over to my six year old daughter expecting us to run the 1 mile as a fun run. Little girl had more than one mile in mind and I wasn’t going to argue. Here are some pics of our amazing Mommy-Daughter morning. I put her in my favorite Running Etc. singlet (pinned in the back) and I think she represented the store pretty well.
Can you believe she ran the race in 51 minutes? I am SO proud of her! It was tougher than she thought it would be. 84 degrees with no shade. We stopped at every water station and walked when she was tired. With a quarter mile to go she KICKED IT IN past me and 7 other people. She beamed with pride as all the amazing volunteers and spectators cheered for her. (I may have been cheering the loudest 😉 ) I might be the meanest mom in the world for including that last picture but I think it’s too darn cute not to share. (She was extremely disappointed not to win the Zhu Zhu Pet raffle prize.)
I will be writing another post later this weekend recapping my 2nd week back to training.
If you have children, have you run any races with them? Did they brag about beating you? Have they suffered Zhu Zhu disappointment? 😉
The Stingray Races were out and back courses which made for great cheering! What is your favorite type of course? Out & Back, Point-to-Point, Loop?