Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Family That Runs Together

This past weekend our family took part in the Minneapolis Recycle Run. The girls ran with their friends in the Kids Fun Run (1K) and I and my friend ran in the 5K. Her husband decided that morning to join in the fun and, of course, put the two of us to shame with his time. Wayne stayed off his ankle which he is still nursing from a case of tendonitis, and watched the kids while the rest of us ran.

My friend Julie and I. It was 37 degrees at the start. Yes, this is spring in Minnesota.

Lindsey was super speedy in the kid's run. Wayne may have found his running buddy.

Marissa put the burners on to catch her friend Greta. She didn't quite catch Greta, but she did lap the guy pushing the stroller next to her.

After the race we all went to the local Dunn Bros. coffee joint for snacks and a play area for the kids, coffee and conversation for the adults.

What a great way to spend a Sunday - an inexpensive activity that promotes a healthy activity. I think about the example we're setting for our girls and it makes me willing to sign up for more of these where we can involve them, despite my really not liking running. At all.

We've already got the family signed up for Time To Fly benefiting Children's Cancer Research Fund. Perhaps our friends will decide to join us for that one, too. Hopefully the weather will be better by then, it is at the end of June, after all!

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