Thursday, October 04, 2007
"I'm going to run every morning, just like Daddy"
When Haiden uttered this phrase over breakfast, Kiera turned to me almost immediately and said, "That has to go in the blog." We unwittingly created a bit of a monster after deciding it would be a good idea to get our daughter a running outfit to balance out the cheerleader outfit a friend gave her for her birthday. After trying it on she asked to go for a run the next day (today) as she was getting ready for bed the evening before.
Sure enough, at 5am sharp she came bounding into our room. After waking us up she asked to borrow Kiera's iPod for her run. After begging her to go back to sleep, she crept back a few minutes later, undeterred. Finally, after I got back from my own easy 5 miles, Haiden suited up for her 100 mile run. It's always 100 miles to her, don't ask me why. Finn of course wanted in on the action too, so the photos are of the start of the race around the cul-de-sac. We all ran two laps, which is a pretty good trip for Finn and his little legs. Afterwards there was sports-drink, which seems to be the main reason they run. Haiden also announced she needed a special hamper just for her dirty running clothes (dad's special hamper is a bathtub until it cools down enough for the clothes not to stink so badly). All in all, it was a pretty amusing morning.
Training: 5.5 miles, 38:18, 6:55 pace