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.

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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.

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No heel striking going on here!

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  1. poetry in motion… love that! and I love these photos:)

  2. 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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  3. Look at her! So strong! Those are great pictures.
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  4. 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 :)

  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. Awesome! I love that your daughter runs! My mom do race together occasionally but we never did that when I was young.
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  8. Love the pictures! I love watching kids run, too. They are amazingly natural at it. I wonder when it all starts to fall apart?

  9. This made me cry.. I can see the joy in your face and hers. As a mother, you work so hard and to see your children find their joy and work hard at it, well, it’s moments like this that we live for. btw- dang she does had perfect form!
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  10. 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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  11. Great pictures! And what wonderful memories you two will have to look back on.

    I love running with my son…my daughter has an aversion to sweat so that limits us. haha!
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  12. your form does look great!!!!! and so does your daughters! Cognrats to her! I also love your big smile watching her finish!!
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  13. I’m pretty sure your daughter is faster than me :)
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  14. Outstanding. Love the pics

  15. What a great way to spend time together! Pictures are a great way to analyze your running form. They don’t lie!
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  16. Looks like a great memory! Your daughter’s form does look beautiful.
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  17. Gorgeous, both of you. And, yes, your form is looking amazing. I want to be you when I grow up.
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  18. I LOVE these!!! Your daughter is certainly a natural however I think she learned from the best!!
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  19. Your daughter looks fantastic- you must be so proud!
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  20. Thats awesome

  21. Wonderful pictures and you can tell how happy and proud you are of her!
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  22. Love running with my kids!
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  23. These are amazing photos! <3 Awesome! :)
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  24. 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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  25. 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.

  26. These pics make me smile too! Love one little ones get out there. And your form looks pretty stinkin awesome ;)
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  27. I love this post! My husband and I have run 1 mile fun runs with our girls and I treasure those memories.

  28. How fun to be able to share this love with your daughter and watch her blossom and grow in it too!
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  29. Natural born runner, great picture:)
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  30. what a strong mini-runner! i love hearing about runner’s kids getting into the sport and enjoying it too :)
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  31. So awesome!! Great photos!
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  32. How can there be no pictures of me? Wait a minute… Darn it, now I am not going to meet my happiness quota for the month.
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  33. You and your daughter both have fantastic form! Congrats to your girl on a great race!! LOVE that you guys run together. Really, really, really love it! It’s something I’m hoping my little guy and eventually #2 want to do with me when they are older.
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  34. Your daughter is so awesome! You must be so proud!
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  35. You both look fast and fabulous!! Love these!!! Great job to both of you! Hugs! :)
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  36. Aww how sweet. Both of you are speedy and photogenic to boot!

  37. Love love love…

  38. That is awesome! I love that she runs with you and LIKES it!
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  39. I was about to say!! I took a look at your daughter crossing the line and thought how we would all love to have such great form!! Yours looks great too! No heel strike that I see :)
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  40. Love kids racing!!

    Your form looks rad!! Nice :)
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  41. What sheer joy in these pictures!! I agree–i watch the way kids run and think, yes that’s how it is supposed to be.

    Such a FAN of the IronGirl series!!
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  42. Your daughter is like a regular Scott Jurek… but with better hair. Great photos and congrats to the fam!
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  43. Love this!!!! I’m sure you are a huge inspiration to your daughter and she must love looking up to you and sharing this with you!
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  44. So great! Your smile says it all!!
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  45. Awesome! I love it!!!!
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  46. I was just talking to Weez about how much I admire how you run with your kids and teach them how to eat/live/appreciate active, health lifestyles. I really respect that about your family! Congrats to your daughter, and wowza, what awesome form you have! You’re floating!
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  47. Before I’d even read what you’d written I was admiring your daughter’s form. She looks amazing! And your photo – you look so effortless in that pic.
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  48. love the pictures!!!
    my boys also have perfect form!!
    yours is looking fantastic!!
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  49. Great pictures for sure!

  50. Oh my! I wish my son would run a 5k with me! I love those pictures & nice looking Altras!
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  51. Great photos. I love watching my son run, and other kids as well — there’s a lot to learn from them!
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  52. The photos really do say it all!
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  53. What a cool experience to share with your daughter!!

  54. So inspiring!! Tears in my eyes!
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  55. Very cool your daughter runs with you! Memories for a lifetime for both of you.

  56. So awesome that she can be involved! Can you imagine the little track star she will be in high school?!?!
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  57. adorable! love it!

  58. So cool! I love that you’re able to run together! She looks awesome crossing that finish line, so strong and confident!
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  59. I’m so jealous of the perfect running forms kids have :) I love you run races with your daughter!
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  60. She really DOES have great form! What a great mother/daughter experience !
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  61. 31:07? A new MissZippy is coming along just fine and dandy isn’t she?
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  62. Awesome pics!! I wish I could run like a kid!!!
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  63. Ahhhh. the proud momma. And you outta be. Look at your baby girl looking all official ‘n stuff.
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  64. Great article. You worked really hard to get this baby here. I’m impressed. Thanks for sharing.
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