CJ started up running again recently. Within a couple months of running he is up to doing 5+ miles 3 or 4 times a week. I am very proud of him.
Today was his first official "race". It was a 5K in Kirkland. Poor CJ has a cold and so is feeling under the weather. He also didn't sleep well last night. But he still wanted to do the run.
So the whole family went. The kids and I went to cheer him on. Here he is before the race. (It was pretty chilly out... the kids were pretty bundled up) :)
The kids and I left to let him warm up. We went off and grabbed a quick breakfast at our favorite place - George's.
We finished breakfast just in time to walk outside and cheer Dad as he came around the corner (we were about 3 blocks from the start). He was looking good... very energetic.
After he passed, we headed to the finish line which was dopwn by the water. Kenzie enjoyed feeding the ducks and Sebby had fun just crawling around and looking at rocks.
So, we were just getting ready to leave the water and head to the finish line. The clock said 23:00. I figured CJ would be crossing the finish at about 27:00... but nooooooo... i look up and there he was running towards the finish. I grabbed Sebby and ran over to take a picture but I was too late. CJ finished the run in about 24 minutes. That's under 8 minutes/mile. I was so proud.
This is him right after we met up with him, getting a congratulatory hug from his kiddos.
I'm very proud of you honey. I love you! :)
Now, we are off to relax and watch football all afternoon.