On the day before Fathers Day every year in our town there is a 5K race that Sam used to run with his cross country runners. Since we had family in town this year, we thought it would be fun for all of us to do together. Even Michael got in on the fun by running in the 1 mile fun run.
I don't run so I used the excuse of having to watch Isaac to step out of this one. I do plan on running a 5K in the near future, just not ready yet! :)
Michael got his first race number and he was ready to go. Sam and I both had butterflies in our stomach - full of nerves for his first race. He said that we got a feel for what it's going to be like when our boys start playing sports! I may or may not have shed a tear when Michael took off at the starting line.
He ran so well! There was one uphill point where he almost wanted to quit, but he kept his good attitude and finished strong! He had the help of his daddy and his cousins to encourage him and keep him motivated.
We then got to watch Sam's Uncle Monte and his cousins - Clark, Cori, and Cailyn - participate in their 5K race. Sam played the role of 'coach' and was running around shouting their times and cheering them on.
They all did so well! It was a nice memory - maybe a new Fathers Day tradition!