So I’ve been falling behind on my blogging and I’m so sorry but we’ve literally been running our butts off. I mean literally …. I just ran my 7th race of 2017 on Saturday! Yay! Go Mom! Ok well the rest of my family ran it with me so I guess …. Yay Go US! A few years ago I could barely walk a 5k and now I’m searching the internet for races every day. It’s such an addiction! But a good one so that’s ok.
So yeah we’ve been super busy enjoying some great family time running and I just wanted to share a few pics from some of our recent races.
This past weekend we ran the Emerald Coast Mud Run together. It was so much fun and such a great cause. The course winded through trails in the woods and took you through 18 different obstacles, some of which were quite difficult. My upper body strength was so depleted by the end of the race I ended up loosing my grip and falling down an obstacle. No worries though, just a few scrapes and bruises, I’m fine. The kids had so much fun. We can’t wait to do this race again next year!
The kids climbing some obstacles at the race. These were really high! The one my son is on is similar to the one I fell down. I was really scared for them to be up there but they did an amazing job. My inner helicopter parent was having some major anxiety issues.
My son ran the Armed Forces Kids Run just a few weeks ago. He ran 2-miles in 23 mins, which is fantastic for an 11-year old. He is such a determined young man. Once he sets his heart to something he really gives it his all. I don’t remember what I was doing at 11-years old, but it definitely wasn’t running 2-miles for fun. My daughter was sick this day so she couldn’t make it. She would’ve definitely been out there right beside him if she could’ve been.
We ran the Sexual Assault Prevention Run together this year in April. This race is designed to bring awareness to sexual assault and the teal ribbon is the symbol of this campaign. The green shirts represent my husband’s job, which we were running together with his co-workers as a team. It was a good run and everyone did a great job!
We ended up placing “First Family” across the finish line and got this coffee mug as a cool trophy! I wouldn’t mind if I got a new coffee mug for every run I did 😉
In March my husband and I ran the Rock~N~Fly 5k! I love these race t-shirts, and the bibs are really neat too! This was a really high-energy race with over 2,000 runners. The race was a soul train theme so everyone was dressed so funky and the music was on point! I was jamming to the Pointer Sisters half the race!
My husband coming across the finish line at Rock~N~Fly! He’s such a great runner and he’s super humble about it. He runs the majority of the race with me at my slow speed then finishes strong and comes back to motivate me to finish. I always do better with him by my side ❤
In February we ran the Healthy Heart 5k with our whole family including our pup Copper! He has gotten so big since we adopted him last summer. He is so high-energy and fun! Everyone just loves to see him at races with us because he’s super fast. He actually hates for anyone to be ahead of him on the course so he will run like the wind to be first place. Those long legs do not like to be beat.
In this race my husband placed 3rd overall male! He said that Copper actually placed 3rd and he was really 4th though. I believe it because Copper will DRAG you on the race course if you are slowing down.
So this is just a small tid-bit of what we’ve been up to this year in the running realm. We’ve definitely got PE class checked off. Our little homeschool running club is still growing and doing amazing as well. I feel like every week we are reaching out to new members and getting people motivated and out there on the pavement. We’re actually ordering matching t-shirts soon so we will look more like a team at our group races.
I hope this blog does motivate someone to get out there and try something new. If you can’t run then start with walking. There was a time when I would be super winded after walking a 5k and I never thought I would be running. You never know who you are inspiring so give it a try and take the first step …
Stay Fit Healthy Homeschoolers!