Today I ran with my 3 daughters, my son and his friend, and our dog, Lulu. We went to a nearby park where I love to run. This was a special run for me for a bunch of reasons: 1. I am sore from my 6-mile run yesterday, so it was good to go for a light run 2. All three of my tween daughers ran with me, for at least a little while 3. It was a gorgeous day for getting outside and doing something physical together
As we were running back through this huge field, kicking a ball to keep us running and pushing each other to run faster, my eldest daughter and I couldn’t stop laughing, as we kept kicking the ball in front of each other and then raced to get to it first. I felt like I was 8 again, playing with my BFF, laughing while catching my breath and running with no form at all; just running to get to where I needed to go. It was bliss.
My son ran so fast he fell into a heap, trying to get to that ball.
It’s a priceless memory for me already, for the perfect mix of sun, fall, laughter and effort.
Do you run with your kids? What are your fave runs to enjoy together?
May your next run be a good one.