Ready to run!
Waving to Daddy and Caroline
Getting ready to line up
It was a bit chilly and windy but her gear kept her warm!
Lining up with the kindergartners
Catherine Ellis ran the Turkey Trot with David - so this was her very first race all by herself. I didn't think a thing about it until I saw a ton of parents running with their wees. I didn't worry though because I knew she could do it - it was just a mile and if she ran super fast, it would be over in just a few minutes. And fast my girl ran!
Running hard and fast (by herself!)!
We talked about running and not stopping (unless she just had to). David followed her for a bit on the route and snapped the picture above. She's got her hands in her shirt because it's cold, but it didn't slow her down.
Catherine Ellis started in the second pack of kindergartners (there were three) and she ended up being in the top 10 that finished. She was the fourth little girl to come in! WOO HOO!.
Listening to directions about starting slow so no one falls
There she goes -she's the little white headband to the right of the middle
But she surprised me - she rounded the corner, saw them and kept running until she got within a few feet. Then came to a dead stop and starting crying. There was a sweet volunteer on the other side of the gates (I was on the parent side, too far away to help) and she held Cat's hand while she ran past the mascots. As soon as she got past them she was fine!
Finish line in sight!
Sweet Daddy and CE
Maybe 10 years from now, you'll be reading about the track star we have on our hands - we can't wait to see what the future holds for her!