In May Pierce started asking, "mom when does running start back up."
And for two months it was that question OVER and OVER.
He really loves to run, so when the EXCITING news came in July I almost couldn't hold him back. SON IT'S TIME TO RUN.
Now we as a family had been working on running together, and well, as you can see, IT WASN'T PRETTY.
I've said it before, I will say it again, I've never enjoyed running. I have tried many times to get it, but I just don't, and I thought Hope was like me. We asked her many times over last year if she wanted to join running club and she always gave a firm no.
But then this year I noticed she would jog along the group. But still would give a firm no on joining. WHATEVER HOPE.
Then one night she sheepishly told me, "mom I'm gonna join."
And then she was in it to win it, with all the hype leading up to the first run.
Early on a Saturday morning, both nervous.
Hundred of kids at this race.
Somewhere between 150-160 kids.
Eventually I lose them in the sea of bodies.
But then you hunker down at the finish line and wait to see your child.
I heard a friend say, "I see long sleeves, it's Pierce" and I was uh, no way.
He came in 9th place, out of 150.
First place for Natcher.
His improvement from last year is huge.
And then here came Hopie. She seriously rocked it! She came in 56th, and smoked many of the boys! Considering she just joined, I was really impressed.
And once she completed it, she was SO glad she did it.
So for the next couple months we will be watching them cross finish lines
Looking extremely pained while doing so.
But seriously sweet watching them dig in and give all they got.
Not sure how long the running thing will last
But as a non-runner who always envied runners, I hope they can stick with it.
Besides we are having fun.
And making the best memories.