Since September, Lily has been running in a program called Girls on the Run. Twice a week, she’s running on a track with a number of other girls. The season is now over, and I think it was a good experience for her.
On Sunday, Nov 13th, Lily and many girls from her group would be running in the Princeton Pacers’ Clash Dash 5K. Since she’s, you know, 8 years old, I’d be her running buddy. As the event got closer, Namita and Josh also both decided to run, so we made it a big family event. None of us had ever done something like this, but we’re not afraid of anything.
The run started at 8:30 am at the Stuart Day School in Princeton, and we had to be up early to get there by 7:30 am. Dressed for the cold weather, we were up, bundled up, and out the door early enough to get some hot breakfast from Dunkin’ Donuts.
The run went well for all four of us, though Lily was a little challenged / winded by the hills. Guess she never encountered hills running on a track. We may have Josh now thinking about running in one of these groups, so we’ll find out if we can encourage in this area. Here are some pictures from the event.
As soon as we all crossed the finish line, we had to book it to the car, as we had to get home to shower and dress for church! Never a dull moment for the Ipe family.