A few years ago I was one of the coaches for a few seasons when Wendy was in elementary and in Girls on the Run. Now she's coaching, and loving it. This morning had us setting our alarms bright and early to get to Ann Arbor in time to find parking and run our 5K with the team.
The girls adore her, and she adores them. She's already excited about coaching again next year.
Bonus: Two of my nieces were in the line-up right next to us. I'm predicting that this one is going to be a medal winning cross country runner some year soon.
And this niece ran the last half of the 5K with Wendy, but not on Wendy's back.
They moved it from Eastern this year to Ann Arbor to accommodate the growing numbers. It was still crowded and hard to run at times. The strollers terrified me. That being said, I was wishing I had timed myself in this un-timed run as I think if I had I would have a new PR to beat. I did well today. To the point that one person who shall remain nameless but who was surprised that I was running at all (learned when she thought I could hold all her stuff while she ran) said when I showed up at the finish line: wow - you're done already?
You ran fast.
Yep. *insert raspberry here*
Wendy running while holding hands again. There's a price to pay for being adored.
Race finished, parking deck escaped, we were home just minutes before the rest of them came home from church.
Pizza for lunch, showered, we then headed off to Kensington.
I had just happened to catch on their facebook page that David Zinn would be at the Nature Center from 2-4. We have two kids who have Googled his art extensively, so this event was marked in red pen on our weekly calendar. The kids had a lot of fun learning and did well interacting with some of his questions, and got a few laughs with some of their answers while answering others correctly. Now we have a couple of kids who have bamboo sticks and black chalk on their wish lists.
So cool. I was wishing that Allan had come with us too.
We took a little walk along the bridge before heading out. Babies!!
Back at the van, I had the boys strip from the waist up and I checked for ticks. We had seen a couple while watching the street art demonstration. We didn't find any on us.
Culvers for dinner.
A good full day. Greg gets home tomorrow, but I don't know that he'll be home in time for the evening rush, so I might be calling around for shuttling help as the kids go in two different directions at the same time this week.
Fourteen days of school left. We got this.