Saturday, September 26, 2015

ThePoeDudes’ First Race

Last week, thePoeDudes started their new sport! They proudly joined a local running club for kids and have already started logging miles at club times. The goal is to run around 25 miles by the end of February…and then finish the season by running the 2K at the big marathon. On top of getting their 2K medals at that race, they’ll also receive the REAL marathon medal for running a full marathon over the course of their running season.
In addition to their club runs, they can also run races to count toward their mile totals. Today, they were super excited to participate in their very first 1 mile race. The run was for Love Fosters Hope…a local organization that raises funds for those that have suffered from child abuse. I loved having an opportunity to talk to my boys about something so tragic…and give them a way to help! And, I loved being a part of a RACE DAY! The atmosphere was super fun and we all loved every second of it. I’m afraid to say that my two boys just might motivate me to start running myself…we’ll see! 026
They went to bed and woke up excited to run. We’ve been building it up and it worked…028034
We all arrived early at the race site. So many fun things to see and do…040048
They had lots of buddies that ran. Here’s one of them…051
Their biggest fan…
At the starting line…silly and ready…055
Part of their cheering section…
And coming in strong at the finish! They really did a great job and I know they’ll only get better…061062064065066

So, so proud of these guys! They already can’t wait for the next race! 070072077079

1 comment:

Fostering Journey said...

How fun!!! Great job guys!!!