With less than 5 weeks until our next 5k, K decided today was the day he would join D and I in our training. The last time we ran a 5k as a family was October 2011. We are registered to run the Disneyland Family Fun Run 5k on Saturday, September 1st!
It is hot as H.E.Double Hockey Sticks here in Phoenix. No question about that.
It’s monsoon season…which makes it H.E.Double Hockey Sticks and HUMID here in Phoenix. Ugh.
So at 2 pm this afternoon, we headed out for a training run!
I would have expected all the whining and crying to come from K today but nope, it was D. She was very vocal about her displeasure. “The sun is turning my skin orange. It’s so hot out here. Why are you pushing me? I hate Phoenix!” I continued to hand her water bottles, pour water on her head and neck but when she saw that the sprinklers were not on at the park…she was furious! I reassured her we did not need to go fast, we did not need to push it, and we just needed to get it done. K and I bribed her with promises of a splash in the pool when we were finished with our training session.
Multiple times during our training I had to distract D with conversations about how wonderful and refreshing it will feel to run in California. I had to tell her to think of places that were cooler, like the beach. That did seem to help!
Finally, on the cool down walk home, the whining and complaining ceased–a little!
D was in no mood to pose for my photos!
Once home, I insisted we pose for a family photo. D refused but K convinced her to humor me!
A family that trains together…finishes races together…right?!
Have you had a good weekend?
When was the last time you ran a 5k?
How is the weather where you are?