This morning, I ran the Duck Dash 5K with some of my running pals, and Katie Anne ran the kids' half-mile Duck Fun Run! These races are fundraisers for Advocates for Bartow's Children - they're part of the Duck Derby fundraising activities. The races were fun and challenging, and KA and I both did a great job! I got my fastest 5K time so far - 32 minutes! Katie Anne did a great job on her fun run, too. She ran the whole time and got a medal! Saunders, SJ, and Gigi came out to support us - and took pictures, too! It was a great family morning out. Here are some pictures of the fun.
Pre-race family photo:
Me and my little runner - we made these matching duck-themed shirts together!
Last minute advice from KA:
SJ and Gigi are ready to cheer us on!
Getting ready for race time!
Me and V are ready to run!
And we're off!
Watching Mommy's race!
My two smallest fans!
Here I come!
Me and Vanessa after the race!
Now it's Katie Anne's turn! She's stretching out before the big run.
Little #86 is ready to race!
Walking down the hill to her race course.
Addison looks a little frozen, and KA looks a little nervous!
Checking out the course.
Getting herself psyched up...
And they're off!
Katie Anne took off from the starting line as fast as she could!
There she goes - speedster!
Watching anxiously for Sissy...
Here she comes around the corner - Dad's cheering her on!
Running as fast as she can!
Real ladies run in skorts!
Crossing the finish line!
Whew- she did it!
High fives for Sister!
I asked Katie Anne if she ran as fast as a cheetah - which is what she said she was going to do. Katie Anne told me, "I ran as fast as a werewolf !!!"
SJ ran his own pretend race in the parking lot to show off his skills, too.
Katie Anne earned a medal for her hard work!
Racing kids! KA, Addison, Sophie, and Kobey
Racing mommies and racing kids! Katie/KA ... Naomi/Sophie ... Heather/Addison ... Shawnee/Kobey!
So proud of both of us today!
KA and Daddy
What do all little racers need? Snowcones!
SJ got a treat, too!