On Sunday, our kids ran a 1 mile fun run out in Huntley, IL, about 45 minutes from home. We had to get them up early, around 5:15, which was both exciting and difficult for them. Since we hadn't picked up their race packets on Saturday, we got there around 6:30 and then waited around until 9:15, when the kids' race started.
Even though the race was called Run thru the Sun, the sun came and went, and it was cool, cloudy, and windy. As usual, everyone took off WAY too fast and again, as they disappeared around a corner and out of sight, a slight lump appeared in my throat. It will be a sad day when they walk out of my life and start their own. Hopefully between now and then I'll be a good enough father that they will want to return, bringing their loved ones and children to meet me. Funny thing to think about during a Fun Run, no?
We were supposed to go to a waterpark, Stingray Bay, after the race, but it didn't work out, due to the cool conditions. We bribed them by promising them a dinner out at their favorite restaurant, but we actually ended up going to their favorite Great-Aunt's for a pizza dinner, which they enjoyed even more.
If you get a chance, head over to their blog, Kids Try Gear, to read their race report.