Last weekend myself, Skylar and a bunch of my girlfriends and their kids participated in the Legoland 1 Mile Run. Running is something that I really enjoy doing and being able to do a race with Skylar was definitely something special for me. She is such a activity little girl so I knew it was something she would love.
Having to wake Skylar up early is never fun, but the race was at 8:00 am and we were all meeting at 7:15 am. Lucky for me, she was really excited for the race and didn't mind the early wake up call. Typical Skylar asked to run in her tutu, which was fine by me. The both of us tippy toed out of the house before Dad and Madden were even awake.
The 8:00 am start time was a little off as we were in the last group of kids to be called and after waiting about an hour the kids were getting antsy. Our age group finally got to line up the and kids were beyond excited. Thinking that one mile is a pretty long distance for Skylar's little legs I was anticipating on just walking/jogging the race with her, but once they said "GO"...Skylar was OFF. She and her little legs ran all through Legoland without stopping. I kept asking her if she wanted to walk or if she wanted water, but she responded "Let's keep running!" She ran the whole mile without stopping and with the biggest smile on her face. All the kids did so well and finished one after the other.
(Skylar, Natalie, Sammy)
(Skylar, Natalie, Cammie, and Taylor)
It was really a fun morning with everyone and Skylar and I had a blast doing the race together. I couldn't of been more proud of her and I definitely think we are going to make this race an annual run for us. After the race I took her to the donut shop and she had a chocolate sprinkle donut has her post race meal.