My Best 5K

Sunday morning I ran my best 5K yet!

And there was no PR or great bling involved. The race itself was full of logistically glitches typical of a new race (mis-measured course, not enough porta potties…you get the idea).

picmonkey_image (5)It was the best 5K because I got to run with my son as he completed his first 5K!

I watched him push himself to go further than he’d ever run before (and in very warm conditions!), watched him experience both the “I can’t believe I’m about to do this!” moments, along with the “what if I can’t finish” moments.

We had a great conversation along the way – none of which I’ll share here…stays between Mom and son. Except that I will say about half way through he started talking about his next race – “it should be in the fall when it’s cooler and I’ll be better trained” – at that moment I knew that despite the heat and walk breaks, he was really enjoying himself!

picmonkey_image (4)Ā I especially loved seeing the look on his face when he knew the finish line was close and watching him sprint to the end! It was a proud mama moment for me from beginning to end – and I can’t wait to do it again šŸ™‚




  2. That is really. Just. Awesome!

    Makes me tear up thinking about the possibility of my own son (who’s only 2 right now) doing these things with me one day.

    What an amazing example you have set for him!

  3. I love this! My 6 year old is just getting into running and we’re having similar conversations from “this sucks” to “when’s the next one?!” It makes my heart happy.

  4. This is just great. Really. Love it!!! It’s so great that you two were able to bond over something so healthy and active.

  5. That is so awesome. Congratulations to him!

  6. So SO sweet! Congrats to your son!

  7. LOVE this! The best runs are sometimes the ones that give us QT with those we love!

  8. Absolutely love this! Congrats to your son and to you mama for being such a great running inspiration! Can’t wait to run a race with my kids.

  9. Woohoo! That is the greatest — although it sounds like there are more to come!

  10. Fantastic! I can only imagine how proud this must have made you. šŸ™‚

  11. LOVE this Michelle!!! What a proud family moment!!!

  12. I just started reading your blog and love it! So sweet that you got to train and race with your son! This post warms my heart šŸ™‚

  13. Congratulations to your son on completing his first 5K! I know this is a race you will always cherish.


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