Saturday, January 21, 2012

Chinese Dragon Run Race Recap

***New post on the family blog- {He can read!}

The Midway Running Club is putting on a new series of races this year, and the first race was the Chinese Dragon Run to celebrate the Chinese New Year.  As part of the race they put on a kids race.  Will and Annie were so excited!

As they got dressed Annie kept saying,
"These are my running pants, just like you, hu Mom!"
"These are my running shoes, just like you, hu Mom!"
Will and Annie were wearing black and pink converse shoes respectively- they were certain that they would make them run faster, just like Benny's made him run faster and jump higher.
Annie ran with the 0-2 year olds.  It was a close race between her and the little boy behind her, but Annie is just like her mama and ended up with a 1st place win!
Will's division was 5-8 year olds, so he was one of the youngest.  He is also just like his mama- started out really fast and then died near the end.  He still finished in 6th place and did a great job!
The adult race was 4710 meters (2.92 miles) to celebrate the year 4710 on the Chinese calendar.  Since I have been fighting off some shin pain, I took it easy and tried to enjoy myself in spite of the wind, cold, and sleet.  The race had an indoor finish- which was fun for my family to hang out in.  I finished with an over all time of 21:39.9 with a 7:24 average pace.  It was a very small race and I ended up taking 1st overall for women.
They even had a dragon and everyone got to dance with it!
Annie and Will got chocolate dragon coins, a fortune cookie, and a party popper in their surprise Chinese box.

I won a gift card to the Canton City, and a $2 bill in my red envelope- a Chinese custom for the new year.
Is it possible that I can breed a family of runners?!  I hope so!


Run Stephie Run said...

Your kids are adorable!!! I think you did breed a family of runners. It totally rubbed off on them. What a fun family day you guys had.

ash & diz said...

Congrats on the first place win. YOU ROCK. :) and I love that the kids are running (and winning!).

Suz and Allan said...

I would say you have definitely got a couple of little runners on your hands! Great job to all of you today!

jclay said...

This is the cutest blog post I've ever read!! Your family is so adorable! I love that your daughter was so excited to be just like you! I pretty much want to be just like you, too... this just made me so excited to be a mom! Can I please have a family of little running cuties like yours? :)

Great job to the whole family on their awesome race finishes!!!

Marisa @ The Pace of my Life said...

How cute! It's so fun to watch your kids race and do something you all enjoy!

Coy Martinez said...

Oh my goodness! How cute are you guys! All those smiles made me smile!

I learned something new about the $2 bill! Congrats on the win! You deserve it!

Ali Mc said...

I LOVE this!!!!! I wish we had stuff like that. I'd love for Logan to run. I can't wait :) Congrats to all of you! xo

Jamie said...

What a fun race! That is a really cool way to celebrate the Chinese New Year!

Your kids are so cute!

Rachelle Wardle said...

love, love, love!!! Your kids are the cutest in the whole entire world. Seriously love them!! I am so incredibly proud of you and Annie and Will. :D

Love all of the pictures too! You have one cute little family.

Courtney said...

congrats to you all and your children are the cutest!!! it's great that they're learning such good habits from yoU!

Julia said...

this is the sweetest post ever!!!! ahhhhh LOVE IT! congrats to all of you!!!