Monday, August 15, 2011

In Honor of Kaelynn's 9th Birthday...

Yesterday was Kaelynn's 9th birthday and it also marked the 1/2 way point in my 18 weeks of training for the Columbus Marathon.  One of the many reasons I run is to set an example for my children.  I run to beam with pride when my daughter asks me to run a 5K with her.  I run to laugh when Kaelynn tells people it took me almost six hours to run the Cleveland Marathon and she had to wait in the cold at the finish line!  Rain or shine, slow or fast, she is my number one fan!
Kaelynn before her first 5K

Kaelynn finishing her first 5K

After Kaelynn's first 5K
Kaelynn's second 5K

Kaelynn after her second 5K
Kaelynn's third 5K

Kaelynn after her third 5K

So in honor of your birthday I ran all 12 of those miles for you yesterday!  I hope you enjoyed your day!  Happy birthday again sweet girl!  I love you to the moon and back!

Keep running, you're simply the best, and Kaelynn YOU inspire ME to run for FUN!!


  1. Cute little girl, and I"m glad her throat is feeling better post-surgery.

  2. What a wonderful post; makes me appreciate all those sweet little girls in my life. :)

  3. Awesome! How did she train for her 5Ks? My girls (ages almost 11 and 9.5 both want to run a 5K with me but I dont know how to get them ready! they ran a half a mile this morning (cuz they were bit by the racing bug even more on Saturday by coming to watch me run at a race for the first time) and were pretty pooped right after (and they didnt run hard)