Thursday, June 05, 2014

National Running Day - 2014

Here we are in the sixth year of National Running Day! Last year was a blast - for myself and for Big Girl, who participated in her first Natn'l Running Celebration. Baby J was there but was incognito ;)

This year, the weather wasn't looking too favorable. The weather gods guaranteed rain for most of the day in addition to high winds. My friend and I totally wanted to coordinate a run, but we also had to be cognizant of our kids' safety. The hourly forecast showed a lesser chance of rain in the late afternoon, so we scheduled our group run (us and three kids) after the girls' swim lesson.

Now I have to include these pics because I just love them. These girls are some of the cutest - and they take their swimming lessons pretty seriously (or at least mine does). Getting ready for swimming is almost as fun as the swimming itself!

channeling her inner Michael Phelps

Immediately following the pool, it was a mad dash to shower and pack snacks (feed a baby /get myself dressed to run) and then we finally were out the door for our run. It was late afternoon / early evening; the clouds were low, the winds were a presence, and the skies looked a touch threatening. But we weren't going to let that stop us!

Our run was pretty smooth. Running with the wind really assisted with the pushing - a fully loaded duallie is no joke. But the kiddos were quiet and there weren't too many people crowding the path. We rolled along and chatted - stopping for a pic at one point because you must document all runs taking place on National Running Day. And yes, we purposely matched our tanks and hats - because we are riots like that ;)

all the girls

After three miles, all passengers were fast asleep. I guess swimming/being an infant makes you pretty exhausted. We had a peaceful cool down walk and then headed home to finally chill after a busy afternoon. (the original plan for for Big Girl and her bud to do a few strides of their own, but their bodies decided otherwise .. we can all relate)

busy afternoon
As usual, I'm grateful to be able to run and celebrate what I love with whom I love. That, in my opinion, is the key to happiness. 


Kimberly Truesdell said...

"Pocket of Peace" - I love it. And I'm so glad you found yours! Happy (belated) National Running Day!

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