My daughter ran her first 5K this weekend. Hannah is only three, but she gets so excited about running. We have a short track at the gym, and she loves running around it. And when I come home with a race medal, she puts in on and parades around the house. So when I found out The Color Run was coming through town again, I signed us up and roped in her Grammy, plus two of her best friends and their moms, too.
The girls wore pigtails and tutus and smiled the whole time. They didn't have any issues with the color powder, even when it got thrown into their faces. But I think their favorite part was all the glitter (and the pre/post-race dancing).
This year, The Color Run is on a Shine tour so it's all systems go for sparkle AND color.
And medals, too:
Until she expresses a distaste for it, if and when she ever does, I'll keep making it fun. And when it comes to kids, there's no better way to make running fun than The Color Run.
This is the third time I've run The Color Run. Here are my other recaps:
• The Color Run in South Bend was the #happiest5k ever.
• #racerecap: The Color Run in South Bend. #thehappiest5k
Also, Hollie is recapping this week's Momentum Photo Challenge on her blog. (You can read last week's recap HERE.) Head on over there to see her favorites. And then visit her on Instagram to see who our prize winner is this week.
Not playing along? You totally should be! There's still time to get in on the prize action. It's so fun following each other as we do our best to keep our fitness momentum going at this crazy time of year. Here are the prompts (numbers reflect the day of the month) and HERE are the details. Share this on Instagram for an extra entry! (Follow me, too. I'm @adailydoseoffit!)
Question: If you have kids, do they like to run with you? If not, how do you share fitness with them?