Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Girls on The Run!

This past weekend I ran a 5k with my niece Lilly who has been training for it for the last 10 weeks.  She was part of an amazing program through her school called, Girls on The Run.  It is such an amazing program that helps motivate and encourage girls to stay fit and be proud of who they are.

I was honored that she picked me to run along side her on her first 5k.  I have to say she did amazing and I was in awe of how fast she could run!  

Arriving at the race, with our tie dye shirts we made the night before.  We did purple ribbon in our hair and wore purple stripe socks.  I am hoping that she gets an award for being most creative with her outfit.  She loved it so much she is wearing it today to her award party for her running group.

Lilly pre-race with Eli.  He was hamming it up for the camera with his little vampire smile!

Walking to get our race bibs and meet up with her school.  Will thought he was running in the race too!  He loves his Lilly so much, he didn't want to leave her later that day.

There were about 10,000 people there and more than half were runners.  We had to weed through crowds on this race because of it but ended up averaging 11 minute miles.  I was pretty happy with that considering I have not done any running since having Eli because of a bum ankle.

It definitely inspired me to get back into running because I enjoyed it!  I have convinced Lew that I need to get the BOB stroller for it too!


amanda said...

how fun is that!!! i am sure lilly will never forget running with you!

Barbara said...

That looks like fun. I quit running after my first and I miss it so much.

Amanda said...

How cute! I love that she chose you too! Glad it was a great day :)

Natalie said...

You guys looks so cute! I bet she loved having you run with her!

Anonymous said...

ohh my word you two look adorable!!! What a great aunt you are! I love that she picked you for her first 5K!