Katie asked me a few months ago if I would train her to run her first half-marathon. Upon hearing about this Hailey and Joel wanted in too. Crazy kids! LOL. So, we have been training. We have been having a lot of fun and some good and challenging runs. This past Saturday was the longest run we will have before before our race. We did 13 miles. It was mainly good. At mile 10 it was getting really hot and humid. I asked Katie if she was doing ok and began we trading back and forth badly misquoted parts from the Lord of the Rings to inspire us to greatness. Having a partner during a challenging run can really make so much of a difference in one's attitude. So much like life is easier when we have people around us who are encouraging us or praying for us. Or sometimes you just need someone to listen and say, "Yes, this is really hard and it stinks, but you can make it through." One of the greatest blessings we have on this journey we are on are the friends and family who love us and spur us on. I am so thankful for the people God has given me. I pray I will be a voice of encouragement and a prayer warrior for them too.
I am so proud of these kiddies! This pic was actually after our 11 miler. Oh, and Hailey runs in shoes she had just kicked them off.
These two at the park on Saturday climbed the big dome all by themselves. Even better? They climbed down by themselves too. WOOT! LOL I have climbed up there so many times to retrieve children who have climbed up and can't get back down.
It won't be long and Lily will be taller then her big sister. The Pediatrician had predicted she would be the shortest girl of the family. I guess not!