Monday, March 22, 2010

the newest members of my running family ...

Last night, J and I took the girls on a walk around the neighborhood. Our house is located on the corner of a cul-de-sac. That cul-de-sac is on a street that circles around to make a mile loop. It's low traffic and perfect for walking.

Things started off fine, but about a quarter mile in, Doodle started whining. And if you ever met Doodle, you know, she whines BIG. She was saying over and over, "I'm tired." But we trudged on.

Then, about halfway through, J told Doodle that if she ran, we would be home faster. And it worked. Suddenly, my 3 and 4 year olds were running the half mile home (holding J's hand, of course, we were in the street and I'm all about safety). We would try to get them to run to the next sign or next parked car, but when we got there, they'd stop for all of three seconds and start running again. Dilly (in the stroller) and I "chased" them the whole way. It was so much fun. And I was instantly daydreaming about when they are older and we can be one big running family.

And speaking of my running family, here are the two newest members. The Wave Rider 13 (yes, I just got new shoes, but my now even legs have changed my gait)

And three pairs of neon socks.



Pretty sweet, right?

24 comments:

Carly said...

The socks are cute, but I don't know how you can stand to run in them. They would drive me crazy!

runninaround said...

very sweet! I love this! oh ps target had TONS of knee highs socks in different spring patterns and regular patterns. Some are $2! the most expensive are $5. I was thinking about getting a pair for the cherry blossom but felt the need to consult you first.

runninaround said...

very sweet! I love this! oh ps target had TONS of knee highs socks in different spring patterns and regular patterns. Some are $2! the most expensive are $5. I was thinking about getting a pair for the cherry blossom but felt the need to consult you first.

Heather said...

2 nights ago my husband and I went for a 3 mile jog (I am trying to get the hubby running) and Oscar our 3 year old decided he wanted to run...AND he ran an entire mile in a t-shirt, diaper, no shorts and his crocs! We were laughing the whole way. It too makes me so excited to run races with my boys by my side. This past Saturday the 5k I ran had tons of moms running with their kids! It is so great!!! Have a wonderful day!

Staci Dombroski said...

Love the new shoes! I really need a new pair!! Have a great week :)

Judi said...

I love running with my four! They help me out a lot with speed training! :) Kids just dash and then like you said stop to take a breath before they head out again. I am proud of my ten year old as she is really taking our little 5K training seriously. I'm not sure my almost 8 year old is quite there yet. I so want them all to love running too! Enough rambling . . . happy day. I love your socks!

Molly said...

I got new shoes a few weeks ago, and I still feel like I'm getting used to them. My ankles turned in horribly in the old, and now in the new, my legs are straight. But now I'm using new muscles and I get SORE!!

Katie A. said...

Love the new pic! And good job on finishing even 9! Def being dehydrated will make everything ten times harder!
BTW, are those running socks? Do you worry about blisters and stuff when you wear them?

runninaround said...

T, I emailed Cindy (runninskirts) and let her know you were the winner (also told her you were a walking advertisement for them and own 15). E-mail Cindy at info@runningskirts.com and let her know you are my winner and she will hook ya up!

Allie said...

Adorable!!
And congrats on winning the running skirts giveaway, maybe you'll finally get that white one. :)

MJ said...

Just wanted to say...your legs look amazing in your picture up top!!! (yes I'm a girl...and yes I'm saying your legs look hot! lol) Keep running :)

Christine Jensen said...

Running with your kids is great! My now 8 year old son won his age group at his elementary school 5k last year (mostly because we had taught him not to race the first 100 yards then start walking the rest of the race). It was so cool to see him win :)

I LOVE those socks.

Nicole said...

I look forward to the kinds of evenings you just described! The twins have their first "event" in about a month... They are signed up to do the Diaper Dash that is part of the Marathon weekend. They will have NO idea what's going on, but we are excited!

Love the socks! And Mizunos rock.

Kim said...

I love the socks!!

Erin G said...

Love the socks, love the shoes, love the mental picture of running with your family. Just so darn cute all around!

daily mom said...

how cute that the kids were running too! that would bring such happiness to me. love the new socks! very pretty...and the shoes look great.

Anne said...

Fun! You're a great role model for those girls :)
Cute socks too!

momof3 said...

awe - I have a cute blog post rolling around in my head that is right along that same theme! Have to save it for later this week while C & I work out a race plan though!

ajh said...

Love the running with your girls story! Cute socks!

Courtney said...

I love the socks. They are awesome!! And congrats on winning the running skirt.

Meg said...

Honey, I put the skirt on my blog JUST for you, I knew you'd love it. By the way, how CAN you pull off the knee socks, let alone the mismatched ones, and look so freakin' cute?!! I have a cute pair of St. Patrick's socks to send you with green and orange stripes...they suit you. Send me your address via my email and they're yours!
Cute new blog pix!!

Tortuga_Runner said...

Love the new pic, great yellow skirt. I love running in skirts, but didn't have any fancy ones. Just got a rock'n red one from skirt sports that I flaunted at my last 20K. I may have been the slowest out there, but was voted best dressed at the first aid station. Thanks for keeping things fun, long following your sunny spirit.

Cynthia O'H said...

Funky socks!

Keep running with the kids. It only gets better:)

fitandfortysomething said...

great runners and socks!
so fun to be running with your family......