Happy New Year!
I was able to end 2014 with running….well, I volunteered at a local Resolution Run. It was bitterly cold outside and they had an option for runners to run 5k outside or inside on the track at Acadia University. I had no idea where I would be so I brought stuff to be inside and out.
Krystol (my running buddy) was running the 5k outside and asked one of the organizers if there would be someone at the turn around point. Initially they said no and then once they saw how many people were keen to run outside they said they would put someone out there.
That someone was me 🙂
It was fun to be at the run and help out. I directed the runners, gave a few high fives and then after 40 minutes of standing outside I drove the route back to make sure I had seen the last group of walkers. I quickly jumped in my car to warm up and head back to the arena.
I liked ending the year volunteering for this run…hey, if you can’t join them running you might as well cheer them on!
A few days prior to January 1st, Lilly (our 4-year-old) asked if she could go for a run with me. I said yes, of course! She recently got some running/yoga clothing for Christmas and was keen to try them out. More importantly, she REALLY wanted to run WITH me.
She is so proud of her running outfit we had to take a few photo’s to send to Daddy 🙂 We bundled up with extra clothing for her since it was -6c outside! I wasn’t sure what she was going to be up for but I had 1 km in my head, a loop that we walk all the time.
We ran, we walked, she said she was tired and I’d reply with okay let’s run some more! We’d run to a driveway and then walk a few steps. All of a sudden she said “Mom, this is really nice!” and my heart melted just a little more for her. It WAS really nice.
In the end we ran/walked 1 km in about 9 minutes. I shared it online with the #RunWithMeKids hashtag, if you haven’t heard of Run With Me Kids – check it out! We got back to the house with rosy cheeks and she wanted to stretch right away. This girl knows my routine after a run!
Looks like we have a little runner in the family…and her sister is not that far behind her. On another note – my hamstring didn’t bother me one bit! Obviously, I took it slow but I had no pain, no problems and am hoping I am on the right track to getting back to running.
My running plan is to slowly get back into it, do some yoga/stretching and not rush it. My New Year’s Goals/Resolutions will be coming up soon…..I’m not in a rush to finalize them yet but there will be some running goals in there 🙂
It’s kinda fun to say that I ran my first kilometer of 2015 with my daughter – maybe I will have to run my last kilometer for the year with her on Dec 31st, 2015 🙂
How was your New Year’s Eve/Day?
Anyone run January 1st ? Resolution Run?
Do you run with your kids?