Friday, January 1, 2010

Anna Runs Her First 5k

On a wet New Years Day, Anna ran the Resolution Run 5k.
Daddy ran alongside, providing her with snacks (dried fruit, etc), while Mommy walked behind us carrying Ariel in the backpack.
The first 1/2 is all downhill, which was great, except that Anna was having side cramps.
The uphill was tough but Anna kept seeing Mommy getting closer and that motivated her to get running again.
At the aid station, Anna drank some and doused her head, just like the pros.
Then she trudged up the muddy trails, moving to the side when runners went by and finally making it to the top!
She was a trooper!  She enjoyed the finish, laying on the ground and eating race-food and soup.