Saturday, May 29, 2010

Eagle Run 5K with my daughter Race Report

Today I ran a 5K for fun with my daughter, Kaelynn! I pretty much let her lead the way. We walked and ran but we got it done and had a great time doing it. I even took some action photos while we were out there! Since I took them on my blackberry, I just uploaded them to Facebook so stop on over and check them out! When she decided she wanted to run she would pretty much sprint from one mailbox to the next. I decided it would count as interval training for me since I really had to move to keep up with her during those mailbox repeats! She was thrilled when she got to run through a hose that a spectator had on during the race. She got to do that twice since it was an out and back course! I also let her dump one of the water stop cups of water on her head and she thought that was really cool. It was hot so I wasn't going to tell her no! When we got near the finish line she took off sprinting and of course she beat me. Truth be told, I asked her if she wanted to finish before me and she said yes so I let her outsprint me. Overall, it was a fun experience and we finished in 41:16. Not too bad for a 7 year old. I must mention that I actually didn't mind the running skirt Kaelynn insisted I wear. It was actually quite comfortable and looked good in pictures!! I leave you with pictures from today's "fun run".
Kaelynn before the race

The moms and their girls (and Grant)

Kaelynn, Grant, and I before the race

Kaelynn and I sprinting to the finish line

Kaelynn's "air" race photo

Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. I am so proud of you Kaelynn. What an awesome finish! I am so happy I was there to see you!!
    Aunt Jennifer

  2. This is fantastic - I love that you did this ... her air photo rocks!!!!! you both are awesome!