Saturday, April 30, 2011

Youth Fun Run

Today after the last marathon runner crossed the finish line, Faye and Drew ran in the Youth Fun run. It was a 1k around Memorial Stadium, with a finish on the 50 yard line.

Originally I told the kids they would run alone, but after talking with another mom, I decided I should probably run with them, or with Faye at least. I was told it could be a little chaotic, and of course with that many kids, it was!

Lined up to run!
I figured if we got Drew up in the front of the line and told him to run to the finish, he'd be fine. He has so much energy - he could be an awesome long distance runner even now at age 6! Next year I think I'll have him run the 5k and I'll probably struggle to keep up with him.

Drew running to the finish line

Faye had a little bit of a rough start, walking and running at first. I think she was a little overwhelmed with all the kids and parents bumping into one another at the start. But I kept cheering her the whole way, and once we turned the first corner and I held her hand she ran the rest of the way to the finish! She did great!

Faye running to the finish line

They both got medals for completing the 1k!

1 comment:

Billie Jo Henson said...

GOOD JOB Faye and Drew, I love your medals!