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Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge – #3 —> Full Team!



And so it happened!

To tell you the truth – I have never expected it to move me as much as it did. Granted, I have a chronic “condition” called: “The-Eyes-On-A-Wet-Spot”, which means I don’t really have to have a serious reason to cry; I cry when I am happy, I cry when I’m sad, moved, touched or excited. But I am not talking tears at the moment. I’m talking about that deep, choking feeling you get sometimes…

Well, yesterday evening was one of those moments for me. My Husband was a runner and still can run fair distances with close to no effort (phew!), I started in September (posted few times my running story on this blog πŸ˜‰ ) and the kiddos… well. My Son decided he wants to build up the strength, stamina and endurance as he wants tIMG_0263o try to get to the cross country team. My Daughter… Well. She just did not want to be left out πŸ˜‰ So we just pretty much started the c25k program…

Few months ago I signed us up for a free 20 minute running challenge hosted by the Running Room. I wasn’t sure if we all can make it, if we’ll be running or walking (walking was an option as well), but I just did. Yesterday I was asking the kids – are we running or walking? They said they wanted to try running. So we did… and Oh Boy did it feel good! I was talking the whole run, keeping my Daughter’s spirits up, telling her how strong she is and how proud I am of her, and coaching her to keep going! And there we were – all four of us, running!!!

It felt so good.

As in Β – we are family.

We are a TEAM. πŸ™‚


6 thoughts on “Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge – #3 —> Full Team!

  1. Sounds like fun. We sometimes do family runs, but my son (6 years old) is so fast, I can hardly keep up with him. He thinks that there’s no point in running if you’re not running at the highest speeds, and he can keep it up for miles.

    • good for him πŸ˜€ My kids aren’t such good runners, which allows us to actually run together πŸ˜€

  2. That’s awesome!!! I’ve had some very special active times with my kids. My husband, son (who was 10 at the time) and I ran our first 5K together in Okinawa, Japan years ago. Last year, my son and I rucked 26.2 miles while carrying 50 pound backpacks full of food for a local shelter. It’s amazing just how strong we can be when we’re supported πŸ™‚ Congratulations to you all.

    • Yeah! That is awesome! πŸ™‚
      We do Terry Fox Run – 5km – for years now, but it is a walk/bike/stroll/roll event, so it started off with me on the bike, hubby running, then it was us walking, then with the strollers… last few years it was us walking kids riding bikes. This is first year we are planning on all 4 of us run/walking it πŸ™‚

  3. Well, congrats to all of you! I dream about running like the wind–but it’s not something I can manage when I’m awake. I have three nieces and two daughters who run, though, and even enter/place well/win various running competitions. One daughter has even participated in a local “Mudder” event multiple times!

    • thanks πŸ™‚ I am far from the wind thing, but I found out that I actually enjoy running πŸ˜€ I hope my kids will keep on it too because that’d be a fun thing to do together! πŸ™‚

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