Saturday, October 1, 2011

National Take Your Daughter Running Day

As I have said before, I follow a ton of blogs.... one specifically is the Chronic Runner.  Earlier this week, she declared October 1st National Take Your Daughter Running Day.  Of course, I thought this was a fantastic idea.

I never told Keira I wanted to go running with her today.  Funny thing... she woke up this morning asking to go [running].  I'm not a fan of running in the morning, so I told we'd go later.  Several hours later, I decided it was time to hit the pavement.  I got ready and Keira got ready.  We went outside and started stretching:

After stretching, we began our run.  I was really impressed with her ability to run as much as she did (being that she is only 3 years old).  Our results:

.50 miles/9:43

When we arrive back at the house, I dropped her off and asked Roman if he wanted to ride his bike while I went for a run.  He politely declined by saying he was waiting for his best friend (who lives two doors down) to come over.  [He ended up not playing with his friend and I made sure to make him feel really guilty.  What kind of Mom would I be if I didn't make him feel guilty?!  LOL!]  He promised he'd ride his bike with me next time I went for a run. I went off on my own which was fine.  

I felt really good throughout the entire run.  I had minimal pain (which was tolerable).  I never stopped to walk.  This is the longest run in well over a month.  

3.25 miles/35:00

I do have to say running is starting to feel a little easier each time... thank goodness!  Time to ice my leg and call it a night.


  1. haha i love her little stretches!

  2. Oh, I just love this! I want this to spread like wildfire - let's get everyone on board for next year - I envision "National Take your daughter Running" races/fun runs nationwide. Keep up the good work!
    Caolan (aka. Chronic Runner;)