This has me spinning in excited circles!
Back in the spring, Ellie asked if she could be a runner. Melted my heart.
Columbus Running Company (CRC) has a summertime running club for kids called Grasshoppers. It sounded perfect for Ellie.
The Grasshoppers run together twice a week from June to August.
|Ready for her first Grasshopper run.|
|Look at her go!|
The grasshoppers have had one race so far this summer: The Mile Dash a few weeks ago.
It was around 90 degrees out and the whole mile course was in the sun. Here is how some of our conversation went:
I can't run. It's hot. I hate the sun. I hate the word sun.
Hey, do you see that blue arch up there?
That's the finish line.
And she took off.
|Sprinting to the finish!|
Thursday will be Ellie's first 5K. She's super excited and we've already discussed our race plan: we'll run when we can, walk when we have to and finish smiling.
Please keep your fingers crossed for cool weather Thursday evening.
Do you race with your kids? I love, love, love that Ellie wants to run with me. Aleena shows no interest, but she likes to cheer at races. I'll take it.