The race is finally done and over with…and I am sure you are wondering what race; truth is I don’t know how to even begin this post :). Ok, if you have time and want to catch up on the whole story, check out an older post- https://boomiebol.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/it-runs-in-the-family/
My little twin munchkins did the first of their “many” (if I have any say in it) races today…and to say I wasn’t disappointed would be an understatement. They proved to be real toddlers runners.
I had told them weeks ahead and started prepping them by doing little runs at the gym, feeding them right, reminding them every night that they are winners…they can win this race and any other one. We even went shopping yesterday for running shoes (turned out to be too tight :(), sports bra (who knew they had those for kids), and other running gear. I mean I am a runner by blood, so these girls need to realize what blood runs in them fast right :)? Besides, if they are going to be Olympic runners, we need to get on it fast.
I am sure Michael Phelps started his swimming career from an early age, so why waste time with my own future Olympians, and if you think I am crazy at this point…you are absolutely right.
Anyhow, we all got up this morning and prepared for the race; one of them even refused to eat saying “mommy, daddy I have to run” I thought to myself “yep, she is my daughter.” We took some pictures and set out.
As with any competition I was nervous…even though I wasn’t the one running. I kept hoping, like I do with any of my own races, that no one would show up. That way I can run and win by myself but somehow there’s always that crazy runner like me who shows up, and what do you know they can run a mile in 6 minutes or less… I am not yet there by the way.
Anyhoo we got to the gym, checked in and lo and behold people showed up…really poeple?!!! Still, we did the usual stuff and I held one of the girls and asked her; “are you ready?” her response “no mommy, no wanna run anymore”
“WHAT!!!” this is the same girl that told me, “I have to run” now she doesn’t want to. I started to pray; “God please let them both do it, and win” PLEASE!!!
I was still praying when the manager of the gym, Birdie saw me and said; “ oh you know the girls are going to win. It’s in their blood, considering you, their mom is a hardcore runner.” I smiled and said “oh yea, most definitely” and whispered again, “God please let them just run, forget winning at this point.”
1 minute to the race, I went to them and told them “you just run ok, run as fast as you can to daddy, at the finish line ok”
“On your mark, get ready,set, go” everyone took off, except my lovelies, oh no…even the crawler went off in a flash past them… Eventually, they managed to take a few steps and then stopped right in the middle…
Thankfully, that was the warm up, and they were now set for the real deal; and being the crazy running mom, I went to them again and said “this time, just move please…ok?” They just stared back at me blankly.
“Ready, everybody run” my future Olympians ran and then stopped right in the middle of the court… “No, keep running” I heard myself screaming, they just stood there, with fingers in their mouth. Ah well! at least they moved :).
My friend, Alexis’s daughter and her niece were first, and second. Alexis is a runner too, so I am certain they got the running blood from her, and so all hope is not lost as to the twins inheriting the running gene from me, plus there will be many more races for the girls to show, it RUNS in the family. I hope!!!
After all the medals were awarded, my little “no wanna run mommy” munchkin came and said, “ mommy,I wanna run;I wanna win” I took her and her twin sister around the track for a quick run and yelled winner.The smile on their faces made me glad I signed them up for this fun race.
And as per winning, there’s always another race, and still another race…I am just glad they got to experience this.