Saturday was the Marion Arts Festival 5k and Half Marathon. I had yet to run 3.1 miles with the jogging stroller, but I was up for the challenge. It just doesn’t get any better than a road race minutes from home.
It was cold when I woke up, so I bundled Elijah up and covered him in blankets. We were off!
He fell asleep at the starting line. He slept the entire race, even over the bumpy gravel on the trail. I couldn’t have asked for a better running buddy, and people were so encouraging. Runner’s are the nicest people. Am I right?!
The weather warmed as we finished the race, and it was the perfect morning to stick around and cheer Katie on to the finish of the half marathon. She rocked it!
Over 1000 people participated in the road races, and we even witnessed a marriage proposal at the finish line.
Elijah proved to be a great running companion, and I’m already looking up future races to enjoy with him.