Tag Archives: 5k

Girl Scout Cookie 5k

March 23, 2018

Got my Brooks on….here we go!

Did you know March was national nutrition month? I found out a few weeks into March so we unknowingly kicked off National Nutrition Month with a family 5k. Way to go Team Sinthusy! J

Kailee, 8, Kobe, 6, and myself started off our 5k on a cool March morning eager to run the course. I tried to convince Kailee to leave her jacket at the start line but she wasn’t interested in listening to me. L Who can blame her, really, I have made this same mistake on many runs and a few races too.

They announced the start of the race and the kids took off, flying down the course. I had already decided to let them run their race today, whatever happens…happens. About ¼ mile into the race both kids started to slow down and I could see the panic in their faces. I understand how scary it can be when you have a difficult start to a race and all you can think about is you still have the entire race in front of you. I just kept telling them; “they were ok”; “You got this” and “You can do this”.

Kobe slowed down for a minute, regrouped and then he started to pick up his pace again and he was off with the crowd. I said to him, “you got this” and “I will see you at the finish line”.

 

I decided to hang back with Kailee. At this point her breathing was out of control and her stomach was cramping. I walked with her while she got her breathing under control and I assured her she was fine! I flashbacked to my first marathon, when around mile 15 my legs were cramping so bad I could barely walk and my head was pounding, I thought there was no way I would finish. But, I did finish, in part, because of the support of the other runners that kept encouraging me.

 

Kailee finally took her jacket off  and we started out at slow pace and kept going from there. About the 1.5 mile marker we saw Kobe going around the curve, a good distance ahead of us, we yelled and screamed his name and we saw a little hand pop up in the air waving at us. J At that moment I felt so much joy and excitement for him. He was able to keep going, run at a good steady pace and finish strong. WOW!  What an accomplishment for such a little guy, he is only 6! He finished in 30:35 which landed him a 3rd   place in the 10 and younger (male) age group. Kailee also finished 3rd in the 10 and younger (female) age group. She was able to overcome a difficult start, keep going and finish strong. She finished in 34:20 not bad for an 8 year oldJ. After the 5k all three kiddos including KASH, 3, participated in the kids run. It was such a fun morning.

 

Every race is different, each with new challenges and obstacles. I always tell my kiddos to run your best race today. One thing that is always true is how accomplished each child feels after completing their race. As their mom, it’s an amazing feeling to see your children glowing with accomplishment. J

I encourage you to get out and try running with your kids and as a family. Part of the reason we participate in 5k’s is so we have something to look forward to, to keep us motivated. We love running and biking in the neighborhood and on the trails; but races are so much fun and I love that my kids love them so much! And you can support a good cause!

We have another one coming up the end of April at Bass Pro – The City of Independence holds the race every year to help encourage healthy active lifestyles. The best part is it’s FREE! J

Come on out and join us!

http://www.independenceparktrot.com/

Turkey Run Challenge

October 22, 2015

 

Turkey Run Challenge

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How many times have you made New Year’s Resolutions that by January 15th you had already forgotten about?!?!? I know I’m guilty of this. So, let’s do something different. Let’s start right now…making better choices. Let’s enjoy this Holiday Season.

To make sure we are looking AND feeling our best this holiday season we are starting a Turkey Challenge Nov 2nd. We would love for you to join!
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Turkey Run Challenge details
  • Running and group training classes 2x a week
  • Nutrition and “what to eat” information
  • Coaching and Support
  • End the Challenge with one of several (you pick) area 5ks – walk, run or both!

 

 

Here are just a few choices for the 5k!

http://www.bodieshealthandfitness.com/races/turkey-trails-5k-10k-run-bodies-holiday-races/

http://www.sportkc.org/thanksgiving-day-5k/

 

 

You choose how much or how little you do! The more you do…the more you LOSE! Our goal is to help you start making better choices. And show you that living a healthy, active lifestyle not only makes you feel amazing but is FUN too!
Why wait til New Year’s….start today and ENJOY this Holiday Season! It’s your tail…take care of it!

 

Check out The Advocare 24 Day Challenge for more information.

 

Contact us for more info and/or to get started!!!