Today I registered for another race-- a 5k. This one, The Flamingo 5k, is special because I am going to run it FOR FUN and I’m running with Nicholas—his first 5K. I’m hoping Julie will register and run with her boys too.
Nicholas has done a triathlon before and participates in run club at school, but I’m not sure of his ability to pace himself for 3.1 miles. I guess we’re going to have to practice. He’s my little athlete so I think he’ll be just fine.
My sister told me I’m the sports Nazi, but I like to think I’m encouraging my kids to have a love for healthy activities. I honestly don’t care if he does good or bad, I just want him to have fun. I also want him to develop a love for things now (like running) that he can do long after his hockey and baseball days are over.
I think he’s pretty excited about the whole thing, except he was bummed that kids don’t get T-shirts. He’s just like his mom, all about the shirt!
Regardless of what he decides to wear, I plan on embracing my girlie side and rocking a pink feather boa and a homemade tutu. I’ve already figured out how to make it and I’m pretty excited. Maybe I’ll make a how-to-make-a-tutu Vlog. Maybe I will, maybe I won’t… I guess you’ll have to come back to see.
If you’re reading my blog in some sort of reader you should really click directly over to the blog and see the new design. Thanks to Jeanette at Crafty Hippo Designs for my new, and fabulous I might add, design. I’m in LOVE! She was really great to work with and just took my ideas and created something even better than what I had envisioned. She is running a special now through the end of May for half off all her design packages. At full price she is VERY reasonable at half off, I kind of felt guilty. Tell her Mom Swim Bike Run sent you!
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