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His First 5K at 5 Years Old!

 

His First 5K

On Saturday, my 5 year old son and I participated in a 5K fun run. The Bubble Run is held at different locations throughout the United States. This is not a timed race so there is no competition. It is just for fun but you definitely get a workout especially when your child asks to be carried!!

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So why would anyone want to participate in this run?

  • It’s a good way to introduce and get your children excited about running.
  • It’s a fun outdoor activity.
  • It’s a fun family event.
  • It gives you an excuse to let loose and act silly! (Seriously, I wore a tutu.)

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What should I bring with me?

  • If you have little ones that can’t walk the entire 3.2 miles, BRING A STROLLER!!
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Be aware that they will get stained from the colored bubbles.
  • Goggles, sunglasses or any other type of eye protection.
  • A water bottle.
  • A small towel to wipe faces after going through each bubble station.
  • A fanny pack or drawstring bag to carry your phone, keys, money, etc.
  • Money for parking and to purchase snacks and Bubble Run merchandise.
  • LOTS of energy!! Once you finish the race, there is an after party with MORE bubbles.
  • A camera or your phone with plenty of memory to take pictures. Trust me you will want to take tons!

This was my second 5K and I must say that even though it was not a timed race, it was still a challenge. It took about 1 hour to complete the course (without shortcuts). My main reason for signing up for this race was to show my son that running can be fun. Mission accomplished!

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IMG_2221Have you done a 5K with your kids? Did you like it? Was it a “fun run” or a serious race? Would you do it again? What advice would you give for participating in a race with your children?

 

Our $9 Beach Trip

First Time at the beach

One of the items on Baby Boy’s summer wish list was to go to the beach. He’s been to the local lake, which has a beach but it’s just not the same experience as a real ocean beach. (more…)

The Dinosaur Place is Fun!

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We wanted to do some fun things with Baby Boy this summer. Now that he is 4, we have more options  He is really into dinosaurs right now. His favorite TV shows are Dino Dan and Dinosaur Train.  So, I thought it would be cool to go somewhere with a focus on dinosaurs. (more…)

It’s Library Time!

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photo credit: Reading Gives Flight to Imagination – part 2 via photopin (license)

We went to the library today! I love going to the library and I want to instill that love in my little one, but we haven’t been in a long time because life has been too busy. Since i’m on vacation, I decided to try to plan some fun things with my little one, so off we went on our library adventure. (more…)