Willow ran her third 5K race in a month this morning, and it was such a positive, fun experience. Willow's friend, Amanda, has participated in Girls on the Run for a few years now, but until this autumn, it hadn't really worked with our schedule. The girls met and trained twice a week for 7 weeks, ran practice runs, worked on their interpersonal relationships, and this all culminated in a 5K race.
Here's a pic of the girls before the race started:
This is how they warmed up for their race:
Here is the best picture I took all day:
(Even Willow said that one was a keeper when she saw it on the camera screen.)
Here is Willow running and not looking at the camera:
I was peeved about that one - I had a great shot lined up, and some asshat came up and just stood in front of me. After I freaked at him, that was the only shot I had time enough to take.
And here are the girls as they finished up their race:
And just so everyone knows -
(Sorry - I know I didn't blog yesterday - I was under the weather and was not on the computer.)