|Where have you brought me? What is this crap?|
The first event was a 100 yard dash and both kids "raced" it. Well, Faith raced it. Cordelia went as fast as she wanted. That kid is an ultrarunner at heart, I've been saying that since I was pregnant with her. She's all about the long game.
I was surprised how serious Faith was about the races. She was very focused on running as fast as she could and she did really well. She even ran a 200, which is a long way to sprint when you're four years old!
|Foot over the line, DQ!|
If you're wondering why she's not wearing sneakers, it's because I'm a lazy parent. See, in the summer I don't do socks for the kids. I hate laundry, but I LOATHE kid sock laundry. When it's warm, I just put them in sandals or Crocs everyday and I didn't realize until yesterday that I don't even have size 13 sneakers so Faith had to just wear her sandals. It didn't seem to slow her down.
|I prefer my zero drop sandals for an authentic running experience|
The best part about the kids track events is that Cordelia can do it too. Most of the stuff that Faith gets to do (gymnastics, Kid Fit, etc) Cordelia has to just watch and wait. I'm not saying she wanted to run, but she could have if she wanted.
|You want me to run HOW far?|
|I demand a piggy back ride!|
Cordelia was much more interested in the side game of soccer going on. By interested, I mean "wanted to steal their ball".
|Can't catch me!|
The important thing was that by the end of the kid events, both of my kids were sweaty and worn out. I'd say I got my money's worth, but the event is free for 6 and under so that would be a lie.
|Look how well they run...when it's not the actual race|
Faith adored the track event and has been talking about it non-stop since last night. She's asking me when she can run another race so I guess I need to find a 5K with a kid's fun run. I may have to enlist (beg) a running friend to run with her because she runs way faster than I can walk. Those long legs are finally paying off for her!
On a semi-related note, it was hilarious how at least two of my running friends didn't recognize me right away because I was wearing normal clothes and had my hair down. Next time I'll just skip my post gym shower so I'm more recognizable.
After the track meet, we went to McDonald's which was a horrible decision because it was trainee night or something and the drive thru took forever and also because I just found out that they put dairy in the chicken nuggets. Why would they do that?? It was OK for last night because all Cordelia wanted were the fries and apple slices.
On a non-kid running related note, I finally got feed back on sending in clothes to that company ThredUp. For those who don't know, it's a website that has gently used clothing for really good prices, all from brands you've heard of and probably like. I bought a dress and a few shirts from the site and I was really happy with it so I sent in a giant bag of clothing that I wasn't wearing any more. I was surprised by what they took and what they didn't take, but out of my big bag they took 11 items and I got $27 for it all. That's not a ton of money, but it was easy to send it in and it wasn't like I was wearing the stuff anyway. I was amused to go through my items and see that a few have sold already and those were things that were just stagnating in my closet for years. Anyway, I guess I give my seal of approval to the site, despite all of the negative reviews out there, so if you want to check it out, here's the link.
If you use that link and actually buy anything, I get money which I promise to use to buy non-age appropriate clothing and then post selfies of myself standing in it with a sorority arm and sucking in my stomach.
|You have my word|
Do you ever run on a track? I was surprised by all of the people who seemed to be doing their run on the track, like not speed work, just regular miles. People say the treadmill is boring, but the track has to be a new low.
Used clothing, do you ever buy it? I will for the kids, but rarely for myself. Kid stuff is easier because their stuff can really be hardly worn because kids grow so fast. I don't normally have the patience for thrift stores, so that's why I was drawn to the ThredUp site because you can just filter it until you are just looking at stuff that would actually fit you.