6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Soaking Wet Training

Set out for a family run with dark clouds looming overhead. Knew we would get wet, so we brought the jogger rain cover. Now that school is back in session after school sports take over the track, BOOOOO!! I am a huge advocate for high school sports, but man am I going to miss the track..

Settled for the muddy, it has been POURING here, Junior high track. We let the Little Studs out, Big Brother ran with me as I timed him for 1 lap or 400 meters. He kept looking back at Daddy and Little brother and tripped.... OOPS!! I have learned not to make a big deal about minor falls, he popped right back up and kept plugging along.

I reminded him to swing his arms, coaching practice.. HE MADE IT!! Not a PR, his PR is 3:10, but a respectable 3:12 for 1 lap including a spill. Next came the little guy, how he runs in a diaper I will never know, he and Daddy came in at 3:47. Breathing hard we kicked the soccer ball around as the clouds opened up.. It poured, so we whipped out the rain cover and continued on our way.

Muscle Man and I regretted not putting on our hats before leaving.. We joked "I wonder if it is going to rain today." and zoomed home... 2.5 miles of fun and family.

  • FUNNY: Little stud #1 was talking about "training" the other day. "I need to train tomorrow Mommy." Tall Mom "Really buddy? What are you training for?" LS#1 "Well I need to get better at the play ground, jump higher, and slide down the slide faster. I gotta train to get better." LOL!! Only in a family of a Runner and Bodybuilder would a 4 and 3/4 year old talk about "training." Poor kid, his training got rained out, thankfully he got some "protein to get stronger." Kids crack me up!!

18 comments:

MomRunningFromCancer said...

Funny comment from LS#1 - he needs some "extra" time on the slide. The better he gets at the slide the more times he gets to go down it in any given amount of time. The kid is thinking!!!!

kimert said...

Kids are great!!!

Mike Russell said...

Having your kids talk about training at that young of an age is fantastic. Great work!

Kerrie T. said...

THey are so cute! T Junior likes to tell me he's going running. LOL!

Kate said...

I run with my 6 year old while he rides his bike, and I'm always on him to slow down so I can keep up. He told me last week, "Just run as fast as you can!" I told him, "I can't run as fast as I can the whole time."

"Oh," he responded, "You mean you need to pace yourself?" (His issue...he's fast as can be...for about 100 yards....so he's heard the "pace yourself" advice many a time)

Zaneta said...

haha! Your funny story about LS#1 had me chuckling! Kids are so cute!! :D

carla said...

oooh
I am so excited to attempt a family run.

and longing for rain.

more rain.

Im OVER the heat of the summer.

MizFit

Christy said...

Proof that you're setting a great example for your little studs! Awesome!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Family fun that cost $0....... I could fit that into my budget.

Laura said...

This is so awesome! Your kids have great influences in their lives.

Molly said...

this morning when we were walking to the bus stop, my 6 year old told me to run "like in your races Mom!"

Molly said...

this morning when we were walking to the bus stop, my 6 year old told me to run "like in your races Mom!"

Marlene said...

I think it's amazing that your boys WANT to run around the track... and they both did AWESOME!

LMAO at B's playground training. :P

Megan said...

I love it when parent's activites rub off on kids like that. They say the funniest things! I went out for a run yesterday - the clouds were dark, but no rain!

heather said...

That's about my time for a 400 if I'm just jogging easy. I think I could beat the one in the diaper because that would be just TOO embarrassing.

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Aww...that's so cute what LS said! :)
Way to get in a workout with the jogger! We have a weather shield for ours too and it has been a life saver!

Lisa said...

little stud #1 = HILARIOUS! Way too cute for words. You must have melted!

LookingUpAgain said...

Training for the playground? Hilarious! As an elementary school teacher, I can appreciate his motivation :)