Columbus Day Run

  If we do something as a family four years in a row, does that make it a tradition?  If so, than the annual Kwajalein Columbus Day Run is on of ours.  We'd only been back for a little over a week and hadn't had much time to practice.  D and I tried to get runs in while we were on vacation but it didn't really work out.  My goal was to run the whole quarter marathon, 6.52 miles, and to not stop and I did it.  Our time was 1:20:24- actually that was my time- D's was 1:20:25.  I finished one second ahead of him in a dead sprint.  He'd teased me that he kept having to stop and wait for me and there was no way I was going to let him beat me to the finish when I'd run the whole thing!
  Sky ran with us this year for about a half-mile and then rode her bike for another half-mile.  It was great to have her out of the stroller and actually doing the run with us.  I was really proud of her even being willing to run- she was the only kid there that did. 

The family, one bigger and eight minutes slower, after the 2014 run
(to see pictures of previous years' runs, click here)


  1. What an awesome family tradition! I would like to do a fun run/walk with my children sometime.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Wishing you a lovely day.


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