|Waiting with Daddy for the Fun Run to begin|
With that said, Birdie couldn't wait for the Fun Run to begin. She had her eyes on the
As we were waiting for the Fun Run to begin, we scanned the crowd of runners and watched everyone warm up for the exercise ahead. Princess and Birdie felt inspired to do the same and began to stretch.
|I knew this umbrella would come in handy!|
|Birdie stretching it out before her big run.|
Now I don't know if you've noticed yet, but my girls didn't really come dressed for the occasion. I am pretty sure that for them, the emphasis for the day's event was on "Fun" rather than "Run". (At least Birdie's shoes are sneaker-like. Princess wore her snow boots to keep her feet dry, so running was pretty much out of the question for her.) We were certainly the only group at the entire event that had a rain poncho-- or an umbrella-- or a Tails action figure. We were really easy to spot.
Once the Fun Run began, Birdie caught me completely by surprise-- she actually ran! For nearly the whole mile! She must have REALLY wanted that cereal bar! Princess, on the other hand, moseyed most of the way. Whenever I tried to make her run, she would explain to me that it would no longer be a "Fun" run if we did that, and besides, the flyer said "slash walk", as in 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk/Jog. Well, how do you argue with that?
|Princess making a strong finish,|
umbrella and all!
|Birdie pausing at the midpoint|
for a photo-op.
|Princess and me, apparently out|
for a stroll rather than a race.
|SEE!!! I TOLD you we didn't have to run the whole way!!!|
|One pooped Birdie!|
|I'm the best "slash walker" in town!|
Good thing they weren't out of cereal bars. :)
While I have you here:
For those of you living in the DC Metro area that enjoy running and supporting a good cause, there will be an Autism Awareness 5K & Kids Fun Run next weekend.
AUTISM AWARENESS RIVERHAWK 5K & KIDS FUN RUN