Last week, I spent most of the time feeling miserable with a horrible head cold turned sinus infection. The last thing I felt like doing was running a race, most likely in the rain, so when Emme said that we needed to dress up in tutus, I was slightly hesitant but ultimately agreed. After a little planning, we decided our outfits and laid them out the night before for good luck:
We spent a few minutes chatting with some friends,
and then it was about time to go. At first Emme was a tad bit hesitant and acted slightly scared
but she couldn't fool me, deep down she was super excited!!
A quick countdown and we were off and headed towards the hills!! When Emme glanced the first hill, the only hill she hadn't run up before, all she said was, "Wow!"
but she powered up it, without hesitation.
Then, before we knew it, we were at the halfway point and Emme was flying around the cones. Nothing but smiles.
|Little Fruit Fly & Man Friend|
I think Emme took that as her cue to seriously take off becuase I had to put forth a decent effort in order to catch back up to her. That is until she started doing fancy footwork up the hill. That slowed her a bit.This Girl is on Fire" and "Barbie Girl". I think mostly they got her running because she was embarrassed of my serenading and sweet dance moves that accompanied the music. Ha! Towards the top of the hill, there were quite a few little girls that thought the tutus were pretty cool, so Emme and I had to do a little dance for them, then we ran to the top which was awesome, because some of Emme's friends were there and they really cheered her on.
Heading down the last hill, Emme's biggest complaint was that her feet were really hurting. I told her that we had less than a mile to go and that as soon as she got around the track she could take her shoes off. She told me that as soon as we got to the track, she was going to sprint because she "loves to run fast on the track". She held true to her word and started sprinting as soon as she saw the track and somehow managed to pick up speed as we ran around it. All the while, doing it with a huge smile on her face.
She even managed to cruise past 5 people before she crossed the finish line.