Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A New Running Partner

I think I may have found the perfect running partner. She is the funniest girl I have ever met. We have great conversations. She is ready to go at the drop of a hat. She doesn't care about pace/time. She just wants to be out there running. She is also only about 40 inches tall and the cutest 2 1/2 year old I know!


The other day I was having a hard time getting out the door and my little runner girl asked if she could come too. How could I say no? So, she and I asked Daddy (the non runner) to come with us and to my shock and surprise he said yes! I got to push the stroller since I am "the runner" and it was actually great, the elevation here makes running a bit easier. 
This morning she wanted to come with me again.  We ran three miles together and then I ran another two on my own and did stairs. But during our run we found THE hill of hills. Ooh, I am so excited! I love hills and I WILL conquer this one! 

15 comments:

Run Mommy said...

Fantastic! She is super adorable. I used to run with my first child in the running stroller quite a bit - he loved it. It got much harder after kid #2 but still worth a fun famiy run from time to time! Sounds like a great way to spend a day!

joyRuN said...

What a beautiful running partner! That's great to have the extra kick in the rear to get out the door, no matter how small :)

Oz Runner said...

great post, and what a great way to introduce her to the world of running....

Marlene said...

What a great family activity!

BTW, I am uber jealous that you're on the BEACH right now!

Janice {Run Far} said...

I love hills too. There is something about making it to the top and knowing you did your best.

My little girl has that same swim suit. She looks so cute and happy playing in the sand.

tfh said...

What a cutie! Sounds like she LOVES sharing runs with her mommy-- what a great start.

Denise said...

That's adorable!! Pretty soon she'll be running along side of you.

Blyfinn said...

My son LOVES to ride in the running stroller. It has been a while since he has been able to join due to the cold weather though.

Rookie on the Run said...

Awww... she is so cute! My four year old begs to come with me when I run, except he expects to actually RUN (he's never been a fan of any stroller). One of these days, I'll have to let him go with me just for fun!

Enjoy!

Heather said...

What a cute picture! I ran with my little girl in the running stroller a lot last summer and can't wait until it's warm enough to do it again.

Jennifer said...

Wow! I hope when my baby girl can run she will want to come with me too

aron said...

that is so cute :) what a great example you are setting!!

Beth said...

Your new running partner is adorable!!

RunnerMom said...

She's so beautiful. I wish my two-year old liked to ride in the jogger! Jogger + major hill = great workout!

Laura Lohr said...

AHHH, she's adorable. I used to run all the time with my daughter when she was an infant, but pushing her as a three year old has been scaring me a bit. I just put her in the stroller the other day and it went perfect.