Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Running with Mama

My babysitter had to leave a little early today, so I had him drive the kids to me as well as load my jogger since I had planned to sneak in a run before I headed home.  Why not run with the kiddos!

Photos were taken on the run, so they are a little blurry.


The little girls (big girl was somewhere else) were more into running than riding today.  Since it was a recovery run from Monday's 20-miler, I figured I'd indulge them.  Sometimes I can be a slave to the Garmin and want to get the most miles for the time I have.  But I figured the stops and starts were equivalent to a HIIT workout, right?

Lily has surprisingly good form with pumping her arms. 
I've noticed Gracie can be a little knock-kneed when she runs, which is evident here.

They ran maybe a half or three-quarters of a mile total at a few different points.  It was pretty cute and super fun.

The view from behind me

I dream of my girls running races with me.  I dream of them running cross country or track one day.  I hope at least one of them loves running as much as I do.   



I dream of my girls running races with me.  I dream of them running cross country or track one day.  I hope at least one of them loves running as much as I do.   

Yes, I realize these photos look like we're running in the summer.  Shorts, tank tops, bare skin.  We're having a crazy winter heat wave, it was in the 80's today.  Which is nice in some respects.  But kinda annoying when you like seasons and having some cold.  I'm sure the cold will be back.  It's very weird to run in shorts and tank tops in the beginning of January.
I'm going to make more of an effort to take the girls places they can get out and run and explore.  We passed by a trail that Graicie wanted to explore.  I want my kids to love and experience the outdoors.

Today was a great reminder of how easy and fun it is.