Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ashland Railroad 5K Recap ...

On Saturday, a mere 24 hours before I wrecked my shoulder, Dizzle and I ran the Ashland Railroad 5K, Dizzle's first.

We had learned at packet pickup that Dizzle (age 5) was the youngest registered runner and one of three people ages 9 and under. So, of course had they been recording everyone's times, she would have walked away with some bling. (Apparently, only the 10K was worth timing.)

Anyway, we got dressed in our Running Skirts and Tough Chik tees and headed to the race.
Dizzle was excited. And smiley. Until five minutes before the race. Suddenly, she didn't want to run and I was the worst mom ever. I told her that we paid for the race, so she was going to run.

She reluctantly agreed. At 8 a.m., we were off.

Three minutes running. One minute walking. Dizzle complained the ENTIRE time, but she didn't stop running. Even as she screamed, "I didn't want to do this!" She said she couldn't take another step. But, she kept moving. She said she needed a bathroom NOW! But she kept moving.

When we got to the mile 3 sign, she suddenly felt fine. She ran right along with her perfect form.

She did it. 3.1 miles in 40:46. And as soon as she crossed the line, she was nothing but smiles.

47 comments:

Christine said...

Your mini-me is too cute!! I can't believe she ran the whole race!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Rene' said...

yay! great job!!

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

Wow! What a super star! A little runner in the making :)

kat said...

Congratulations to Dizzle for an amazing run,and I hope your feeling a little better.

Char said...

What a great lesson she learnt. Things that are really hard to do are really satisfying to complete.

Rae said...

How stinking cute! You girls looked great! Congrats to Dizzle!!

Lucy said...

WAY TO GO DIZZLE!!! What a little rockstar! My little one ran her first 5K this weekend as well.

momwifefitnesslife said...

So cute! My little girl ( 7 in 2 weeks) is running her 2nd 5k next weekend. Her race pics from last year are hilarious.... she looked miserable, but she can't wait to do it again!

Running Ricig said...

you guys look too freaking cute! congrats to Dizzle on her first race! she looked awesome!

Gaspegirl said...

That is so awesome... you girls looked so cute! A real mini-me. High five Dizzle!!

Runblondie26 said...

Awww, I love it. You two matched right down to the socks. I really hope I can do stuff like this with my daughter one day. It's so heartwarming to see you racing side by side, and both with huge smiles. Congrats!

Rachel McPhillips said...

Seriously. That has to be the CUTEST THING EVER! I want to make Addy run a race now! That has to be the worst feeling in the world, your daughter complaining and saying you MADE her do something. Ugh. I would feel like the worst parent ever, until she crossed the finish line and said it was awesome. :)

Kristi said...

That's so cute! I can't wait until my daughter can run a 5k. I'll have to start working with her. She has the interest, I just don't want a meltdown halfway through!

Jesser said...

I kind of love that you "made" her do it. Parents don't seem to make their kids do anything anymore, even if it's for their own good. I always feel like the mean mom on the playground. I love choices as much as the next girl, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Congrats to Dizzle. Definitely something to be proud of.

Julie D. said...

LOVE your outfits!! second, YAY mom and YAY dizzle!! Yay that you made her do it because that smile at the end, I'm sure was worth every whine during the race!! Dizzle, you rock!! VERY few 5 year olds could do what you did!! way to go!!

Kortni said...

That's so awesome! You guys looked great too!!

Laura said...

So cute! Love that your family is so into this ...even if there is some forcing in the end. I never had this growing up so am soaking it all in now.

Jen said...

Love it!

MotherRunner said...

So cute! Love the matching outfits.. I can't wait to sign my boys up for races! (It'll be awhile!) :)

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! You must be such a proud mommy!

Marlene said...

You are both adorable! Congrats to Dizzle!! That is a killer time for a 5 year old! Holy crap.

The question is, will she run another 5K?

DaphneB said...

That is soooo awesome!! What kind of training do you do with her? I know my son can do it if he works on his distance, but I don't know where to start with him!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Love it!! Who else do I know who perks up the last .1?? Hmmm

BEAUTIFUL!

She is strong! Our 5 year old barely makes it a lap and gets bored..

CONGRATS!

She has amazing form.. WOW!

Runners Fuel said...

So adorable!! Congrats!

Carly said...

Congrats. What a cutie!

Stacie said...

Congrats DIZZLE!!! You guys looked great :)

Wells L said...

Way to go Dizzle!!! First, how cute are your outfits . . . complete with socks!!!!!!! A-dor-able!!! Second, her time was faster than some of my 5K's (sigh!) - GREAT JOB! Third, high five (long distance).

Meredith said...

So we both know I'm an emotional wreck right now, but this is awesome! Tears in my eyes, awesome! I can't see the pictures on our home computer, but I'm sure they are just as amazing as the story! Way to go, Dizzle and way to go, Miss T!!

cql said...

Love the shirts, I'm so ordering one this week.
Dizzle is a rockstar, like her Mama! So sorry about your injury on Sunday...

Holly said...

Wow! Parenting at it's best. Folks hearing her scream and thinking you forced her to run. "No I swear! She wanted to do this!"

LOL.

Teresa said...

Love it! Congrats to little Dizzle!! And honestly, who doesn't hate racing until mile 3? :)

kimert said...

Oh my goodness, I am in LOVE with the matching outfits! That is so awesome.
Congrats to her!! She is amazing!

P.s. Where did you get the tee??

Chunky Monkey said...

Dizzle rocks! My daughter did her first race with me at Monument Ave 10k. She walked/ran with me because I was injured...but now she is hooked. Looking at doing the 8k in November together but this time we will run.

Congrats to you and your Dizzle!

Katie said...

She is so cute! My 7 yr old complains on EVERY training run he does for the 8K he did and the one he will do in a few weeks. Luckily, he does not complain at all during the race.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Congratulations to you both! So impressive to have the drive to continue (through the complaints).

There was a young girl not as young as Dizzle (actually several but I only talked to one) at the trail 10 miler. She and her mom did the 5 mile options. Dressed super cute in their skirts. She ran it in 52 minutes. So amazing to see such young kids getting out there.

Aimee said...

Woohoo! Congrats to Dizzle! I loved your matching outfits...so cute!

Becka said...

Adorable! And what a great time! I love the matchy, matchy :D

trifitmom said...

wow !! i am thinking of seeing if my two girls want to do a mile run with me this sunday. i am scared they will jsut complain the entire time ??? they are 4 and 6

ajh said...

You two are so cute!

Pam said...

YEAH DIZZLE!!!!

Jen said...

what a great run! You both rock!

runningthedawn.com said...

cutest runner ever :)

glad that she made it through and was smiling at the end. that's what counts, right?

Wifey said...

She's so SUPER cute! Kudos to both of you for a great race.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Amazing! You are a strong and inspiring girl, Dizzle!!! Keep running.

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

In the fifth picture, she is LITERALLY a miniature you! Yes, she has the same leg out (bound to happen), but look at the arm swing! Same horizontal position of the left arm and the right hand comes just above the hip!

You've certainly taught her to run!

Colleen said...

Adorable! You'll treasure those pictures and memories forever! :)

amy said...

Yay, Dizzle! Is she ready for her next one?!?