These pictures make me happy

Last Sunday, as part of the IronGirl events going on in town, I ran a 5k with my daughter. This was her third and I just love this time together, love seeing her love running, love watching her dig deep to lower her time (and this headstrong child loves to dig deep). She finished in 31:07, just awesome.

This is how you get it done

So I love these pictures because it documents our time together. I also love that my form, well, my form is kind of looking really good these days. It doesn’t mean I’m faster, it just means that I’m more efficient, less sore, and most importantly, less likely to get injured. That makes me happy. And don’t even get me started on my daughter’s beautiful form. She’s a natural (most kids are). Poetry in motion.

No heel striking going on here!

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  1. says

    Love it!! Your daughter is adorable and I bet she feels strong and confident finishing races. She is speedy too. You are such a good role model for her!

    I am working on form’s tough. My body wants to over stride and land on it’s heals every time. Ulgh. Your form looks great in that picture so your focus must be paying off.
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  2. CJ says

    Beautiful pics! Your smile says it all. What a weekend–run with JBS AND your daughter back to back, now that’s a stellar weekend. Can’t wait for my daughter’s Girls on the Run 5K in 2 weeks :)

  3. says

    My daughter (8) still needs to learn to conquer the “mental” aspects of racing, but she loves running and is also a natural. Unfortunately, even at that age, my son (almost 11) was never a “natural” runner. His running reminds me of Frankenstein lumbering along. Dr says he just grows so much (almost 3″ every year) that he never gets “used” to how his body feels to him.
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  4. says

    Oh, I LOVE this!!! I have run a few 5Ks w/ my daughter (almost 7), and I can honestly say those have been some of my favorite races. Congrats to you AND your daughter on a great race!! xoxo

  5. says

    Oh wow! How awesome! I can’t wait for my kids to start racing with me. And you look great–like you’re floating on air. I love that feeling when you’re in peak shape and running feels easy and less ouchy. Imagine how we’d be naturals too if we never stopped running. I wonder what all that non-running life stuff does to us that makes it so hard for us to rediscover that perfect form.
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  6. says

    I love those pictures too. Now I am tempted and afraid at the same time to take pics of me running. Or is it shuffling these days? :)
    Your daughter looks like a true athlete, which she is.
    Oh, and so do you.
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  7. says

    Great pic! I love running with my daughter too, she hasn’t done a 5K yet, just 1K and 3K. Hope to do one this year….Congrats to your daughter, she did amazing…that’s a great time.

  8. alice says

    I love this post! My husband and I have run 1 mile fun runs with our girls and I treasure those memories.