First Run of 2017!


Happy 2017 folks! I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that it’s 2017!!! We celebrated New Year’s Eve with nine families at our house Saturday afternoon. It was great to spend the last few hours of 2016 with our friends and family. My parents stuck around over night and we introduced them to sushi (home made) and enjoyed some bacon wrapped scallops and yes vegan treats too.



For the last three years, I’ve been running my first kilometre with my daughters. The first year it was with Lilly when she was 3 years old and then Hilary joined us this year. Since my husband worked Christmas this year he had New Year’s weekend off, so he joined us as well. Yup, all four of us went out for a 1 km run πŸ™‚

We got all the appropriate clothing for a January 1st run…in the rain! Honestly, the girls didn’t even notice it was raining out and it was slightly cold but we went anyway. We just ran around our little block which was 1.05 km in 8:38.Both girls did an awesome job with a few short walking breaks before they’d burst away with energy. We tried to tell them to place themselves but that’s hard to comprehend at 4 and 6 years old.


Once we finished 1 km, the girls went inside by the fire and hung out with their Grandad while SaΓ― and I logged another 5k together…in the rain. The rain didn’t let up but it wasn’t really bothering us either.

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This has become one of my favourite traditions to do with our daughters and I enjoyed it even more with SaΓ― joining us this year. I’m pretty sure if any of our neighbours saw the four of us running in the rain just shook their heads as us πŸ™‚

We decided that we will continue to go out on family runs throughout the whole year not just on New Year’s day. This will be a great way for us to share our passion of running with our girls, whom already love to do kids races. Here’s to an active year with my family!

Do you have any New Year’s day traditions?

Anyone run with their kids?

How did you celebrate New Year’s ?


33 thoughts on “First Run of 2017!

  1. That’s an awesome family thing! We went bowling (us and the two kids at home) with my sis and her guy friend. Fun, but oh-so-humbling LOL Earlier, I did a group run at a nearby lake with a few friends…that’s become a tradition for the past few years πŸ˜‰

  2. That’s a fun tradition! Last year I tried run the year (16). This year I ended up with the flu, yuck. I’ll try again next year. Great post, good read.

  3. What a fun tradition! very cool. Glad you’re starting the year off with all of those components. I haven’t logged any miles yet in 2017, but getting the first one done with the kids is a great idea.

  4. I know I’ve said this before, but I love this tradition πŸ™‚ I may have to steal it when my wee one is old enough to run with me!

  5. What a great New Years Day Tradition. I wish my kids would be will to do a 1 k run. It looks like you guys had a blast.

  6. It’s wonderful that you can do this as a family! I’m pretty much the lone exerciser in my family. Happy New Year to you! πŸ™‚

  7. I love the idea of the family run together- that is awesome! I just got my first run done yesterday morning- getting my groove back!

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