Twilight Run: A Family Running Event

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Our Happy Runner Family

Our Happy Runner Family

This past Spring, on May 17th, I completed my second 10k run. This one was a local event and featured runners of all different fitness levels AND it was held at night. I was a little skeptical about having enough energy in the evening but having the cooler temperatures and better shaded patches was wonderful. Princess Daddy also ran the 10k, also his second. My official time was 1:18:27. My average pace was 12:38 min/mil. This was 10 seconds faster than my average pace for my first 10k. Score! Princess Daddy also CRUSHED his personal record. I can’t recall his exact stats but he took off a good 10 minutes if I remember correctly.

At the last-minute, on the Friday before the race, Orange voiced that she really wanted to run as well. She had started to do a lot of running with us and she is a strong little thing. The event hosted a 1 mile fun run complete with a t-shirt and finisher’s medal. It was the perfect first race for Orange.

My little girl FLEW through that run and finished her mile in under 12 minutes. I teared up pretty much the whole time she was running. It was not only her first event but she ran the whole thing by herself without one of us running alongside her. Princess Daddy was at about the 1/4 way point to encourage her and check up on her and then he ran the final 1/4 with her too as she was tiring out. Her smile at the end was enough to get me off my couch any day though. I’ve always said that I run for myself and no one else but when it really comes down to it, being an inspiration for my girls to eat healthy and stay active is so rewarding for me as well.

Anyway, here is all the cuteness from the evening in pictures:

Before the race in our matching skorts

Before the race in our matching skapris.

Orange flying through her run and smiling the whole way

Orange flying through her run and smiling the whole way

Finishing with Princess Daddy. Check out that time clock!

Finishing with Princess Daddy. Check out that time clock!

Medal in hand. She was so proud of herself.

Medal in hand. She was so proud of herself.

Finishing the race myself (Luckily, my 10k didn't start until 30 minutes after Orange's race.)

Finishing the race myself (Luckily, my 10k didn’t start until 30 minutes after Orange’s race.)

A couple that runs together, stays together.

A couple that runs together, stays together.

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