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    The Big Race!

    Pre-Race Photo

    What a race it was!!!  As I mentioned before I was going to Parry Sound on the weekend and I was going to challenge my son on a race down the local fitness trail. When I got there and told him I wanted to race he was pretty excited and when I told him I was going to kick his butt he was very quick to reply “no, I am going to kick your butt!!”.  Good to know he has the competitive spirit even at 3 years of age. 🙂
    So the big day arrived and my wife and I loaded the kids up into the running stroller and began the 2.0 km run down to the start of the trail where my son then jumped out of the stroller and the real fun began. After a quick photo opp at the start line we were off.  Pre-Race Photo My son took off like a rocket and left me and the stroller in the dust!!  He ran full out (which according to my Garmin was an impressive 5:50/km) for about 150m and then stopped to catch his breath.  It took about 10 seconds for that to happen and then he was off again for another 150-200m at full speed followed by another quick rest.  And again he took off at top speed and again he had a rest after 200m or so. Basically I found myself in the middle of an interval workout instead of a steady run! He continued to do this the whole length of the fitness trail and led us most of the way not wanting anyone to be ahead of him!  He ended up running about 1.6km that day and had a blast doing it. As for me, well the next 1.2 km after the trail is all up hill and pushing a stroller with 58lbs of kids in it is not an easy thing to do, especially when there is hardly any air in the tires!! (Thanks Andrea! 🙂
    ) Overall I would say it was a success, we had a good family run and it is always great to show your kids how to be active and lead a healthy lifestyle!

     As for who won the race, I am not sure who actually finished first, but since we took him to Dairy Queen later that day maybe he won……..however he was in bed asleep by 7:45 that night so I would say that I came out victorious! 

    On a side note check this out.  Connor actually caught this fish with a kids Winnie the Pooh and Tigger rod!  I know it’s got nothing to do with running but still pretty impressive!!

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