Monday, August 4, 2008

Baby We Were Born to Run

Here's a picture of my youngest boy, Benjamin, running in last week's Sea Fair 5K in downtown Seattle next to his cousin. He walked/ran the entire 5K! I'm very proud of him. His brother, William, actually ran the entire way. They had a lot of fun running it.
It warms my heart to see them living a healthy, active lifestyle. I remember the first time I went running. I had just finished off a heaping plate of hamburger steak, gravy, and mashed potatoes. I gave it about 15 minutes to settle and then strapped on my running shoes. "I'll be back in an hour or so." I took off down the street and made it to about, oh, Rick's house before the cramps kicked in. Another 200 yards and I got to see dinner again. It took me about 20 minutes to make it back home doubled over with stomach cramps.
I washed off the shoes and hit the trail the next night, giving myself a bit longer after a much lighter meal.
Thankfully, Benjamin didn't toss his lunch on the streets of Seattle.


Rick said...

Mom always asked about the messy pile of your supper on the corner by the house.

Martha said...

Cute pic!!!