Trust the abilities of your kids.

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My oldest son Evan ran his first 5K in June of 2009.  He came home excited  by his accomplishment asking to do another.  Not wanting to be left out, his younger brother Will, asked to be a part of the next run.  I looked around for local 5K’s and discovered one on Fourth of July.  We decided to make it a family affair- so Brad got the hard job of pushing a jog stroller through the crowds of 3,000 bodies.  I recorded this video not planning to post it on my site, but my kids perseverance and courage inspired me in a big way- and I bet you will be inspired by them too.  We finished as a family in about 36 minutes.  Will was such a trooper- I really didn’t think he would be able to run the whole distance….but he surprised me.  As a matter of fact, all of my kids surprised me- Cade didn’t fight us about sitting in the stroller for over an hour (since he had to sit tight while we lined up and waited for the run to start).   Evan, surprised me with his courage to dodge through all of the bodies around him and set the pace for the whole family.  Will surprised me by smiling the whole way and overcoming his exhaustion to finish strong.  My boys have forced me to recognize that they are full of amazing capabilities.  Enjoy the video- the quality is terrible- due to YouTube compressing my movie, but I think you can get the idea.

6 thoughts on “Trust the abilities of your kids.

  1. Wow! This is some pretty special footage of the boys running the marathon. They are truly amazing!
    It is great to see you all exercising together as a family! Looks like you all had a fun day setting and accomplishing your goals together. Thee

  2. i am crying, i am so proud of you kristin, you are such a good mom, friend wife. keep it up.

  3. i’m teary eyed kristin after watching the video…i’m so proud of the boys and you for motivating to do this!
    xo nicole

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