My little one did her first fun run!

One of the reasons i started running with C25K was to get healthy and be a good healthy role model for my children. As i was training for my first half marathon a couple of months ago my 8 year old daughter told me she would like to do a fun run with me one day. Cutting a long story short... we found a kids 3k fun run called run4fun supporting Movember charities and signed up.

Our run was today and its was wonderful. We got up very early (5?) as it was an early start and we live quite a distance away and my girl was so excited. There was no sleeping in the car but lots of singing, eating bananas and drinking water. We finally got to Sydney Olympic Stadium and met up with my brother in law and his little girl and pinned our race bibs on.

Then a big trek to the start line and we were underway. My daughter did a tremendous job running, and though she didn't run all the way, her walking spells were few and far between. She even tripped over (poor little dear) but got up and wiped the tears away and kept on running. I ran at her pace and was so proud as we entered the big stadium and she sprinted to the finish line!

The medal was a very big achievement and i just checked her stats, seems she did 3k in 22mins, about 7min 30 sec/kilometer even with the bit of walking.

We were home eating pancakes by 9am and she was running up and down the street with friends and riding her bike straight after! And now we plan the next one... maybe a 5k this time...

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  • Wow how fantastic, you must both be so proud. Well done to both of you

  • Whoop! Well done little one!

  • That is absolutely brilliant! She sounds a very fit and healthy wee girl and she's lucky to have you as her parent! More power to her twinkling legs!

  • Mair that is absolutely brilliant! Your daughter is no couch potato, that's for sure! Congratulations-well done! :-). And congratulations to you for being such a great Mum in ensuring your children are not hooked on computer games.

    Let's hope she wants to keep on running.

  • That's brilliant - hopefully she'll always see running as a fun activity and stay fit. My teenage son is rather hooked on his computer games but he asked to do karate lessons when he was very young and I'm relieved that he has kept it up (he has his black belt) so I know he is being very active at least three times a week.

  • that was such a lovely read. you must be very proud of her :)

    such a fantastic achievement & I bet, the first of many, for your little girl. x

  • Fantastic, what stars! Well done, both of you!

  • Well done - getting your daughter into running now means a lot less worry as a young adult. Take it from a childhood couch potato -the earlier the better. Having to start serious excercise out of neccessity as a teenager is not fun. ;)

  • :) I'm in total admiration, now that's what I call great mum skills!

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