What I wasn't prepared for was the fact that she said she wanted to do it herself. She did not want either me or Nick to run with her. I can respect that and give her mad props, but as a parent I was a little nervous about her being alone. It ended up being just fine, though, the kids were well taken care of through it all.
Anyway, I guess I should start this "recap" on Friday evening. Remember that I was super tired and had walked around an expo most of the earlier part of the day. When Victoria got home from school, she asked me to go run a mile with her so she knew what it was like. I was definitely NOT too tired for that. 1 mile wasn't going to kill me or ruin me for my race, that's for sure and running with my little girl was something I've wanted to do for a while!
So we got ready and headed down the street to the park. I told her that I was only going to go as fast as she wanted to go. She got to make the decision how fast, where to turn, and if we needed to walk some. She was ok with that and I started up my gps, which she just felt so cool about. lol
I was surprised by her ability! I didn't know that she would make it a mile, but she did! She only asked to slow down one time and then wanted to go quicker again. All said and done, we got through 1 mile in a little over 12 minutes. Not bad for a first timer! It felt good to give my own legs a little shakeout too, I'll admit. ;)
Saturday morning we had to have a little bit of an early start. Vincent was headed to church camp and had to be at the church by 7:30. Knowing that they were shutting some of the North Side streets down on account of the 5K happening, we thought there might be some delay in traffic. Thankfully there wasn't. We were even able to head back home for a little bit before going down to PNC park near the starting line. We got there just as they were setting the corrals up. It was very well organized.