Sam and I have a rule that Elijah needs to be doing an activity during the warmer months. We really don't care what it is as long as it is burns energy and gives him a sense of accomplishment.
This spring Elijah decided he wants to do some races! And of course I would never say no to that. I found a really fun race called Color Me Rad. The race is described as "the most colorful race ever!" Basically every 1k we were sprayed with colored water and colored corn starch, then at the end we all got in a circle and threw colored corn starch at each other.
So yes a 5k is a long way for a 5 year old to go. But I decided it would be a lot of fun and I figured we would just walk most of it.
I should have remembered Elijah is mine and Sam's and he can not walk a race. My little man ran for 3k uphill and downhill. He ran even when I told him we could slow down. I was a proud mama. I gave him a shoulder ride for almost 1k but he got down when he decided his pregnant mom couldn't move fast enough with her 38 pound five year old on her shoulders. The last 1k he ran/walk. Whenever he was cheered on by race volunteers he would flash them the peace sign and give a little I am cool grin. We came through the finish line with him yelling "I won! I won!"
17 weeks pregnant!
He looked so tired after the race I was worried I had worked him too hard. But an hour later he was running around and playing.