HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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 🙂
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 Saï and I logged another 5k together…in the rain. The rain didn’t let up but it wasn’t really bothering us either.
This has become one of my favourite traditions to do with our daughters and I enjoyed it even more with Saï 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 🙂
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!”
That is a fun tradition! My New Year’s tradition is to make ham and bean soup with the leftovers from our Christmas ham.
That sounds lovely!!
I always do a NYD run, which I did! We started taking down the decorations and relaxed.
We are taking down decorations later this week, kinda looking forward to it!
Your kiddos are good sports for sure! Great family tradition. Happy New Year
They sure are!
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 😉
We almost went bowling yesterday but my car wouldn’t start (needs a new battery), so we played outside! Bowling sure is humbling! Happy you had a nice NYE!
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.
That’s a great idea, maybe next year I’ll run 17k 🙂 Sorry to hear you have the flu, hope it’s passed.
What a sweet family tradition! I’d love to adopt it if I ever have kids! Maybe I’ll try to convince my boyfriend to run with me first haha…
Good luck! I’m glad my husband loves to run as well, he sometimes just needs a little motivation 🙂 Happy New Year Carmy!
Happy New Year!
New Year’s Day is Mr PugRunner’s birthday, so we usually spend the day celebrating that. He generally likes to watch football and go out to dinner so that’s what we do!
A NY day birthday – that’s awesome! Sounds like it was a great day! Happy birthday to Mr. PugRunner 🙂
I think it’s awesome that you run the first kilometre with your daughters! My parents usually have a traditional Christmas Dinner on New Year’s Day (because they clearly haven’t had enough turkey), so I just tag along!
We’ve been at it for 3 years now and the girls get excited about it! Second Christmas dinner…yes please!
That is such a cute tradition! Have a great 2017!
Thanks 🙂 Happy 2017!
I love this tradition, and it is totally going to be something that I do with my kids!
I’m sure it’s something you’ll all come to love doing together!
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.
It’s become a fun tradition and special thing to do together. It was fun running down all street with the whole family 🙂 Happy 2017 John!
I know I’ve said this before, but I love this tradition 🙂 I may have to steal it when my wee one is old enough to run with me!
That would be awesome!
That is so cute!! I love it!!! Happy new year!
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.
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! 🙂
It’s been a lot of fun to run with my family. My oldest was so excited when I told her her the day before!
Bacon wrapped scallops sound amazing. Also, that’s a really cute tradition with your children. I may have to steal that idea for when I have a child. Happy New Year!
Steal away! Happy new year!
Oh I love this tradition that your family has. What a great example that you and your hubby are setting for your girls, and what a fun way for your family to start the year off with.
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!
I’m totally going to copy this tradition when my kiddo is old enough; sounds like so much fun! 🙂