4.30.2011

Riley & Sheridan Run the OC Marathon

Yes, you read that right. My kids, my not-so-little girlies just finished the Orange County Marathon today. All 26.2 miles!

However ... in all fairness, they started it about 14 weeks ago.

Last quarter their elementary school offered a twice weekly after school running program that was designed to help pre-adolescent kids become more physically fit, promote an active and healthy lifestyle, and combat the onset of childhood obesity... while having fun! By the end of the program they had accumulated the equivalent of 25.2 miles of fun activity and were ready to finish off their own Marathon by completing their final mile at the Kids Run the OC. Which they did. Today.

So without further ado ... here they are in all their glory. I don't have their final times, but according to the announcer, Riley ran her last mile somewhere in the 9 1/2 minute time frame. Sheridan ran hers somewhere around 12 minutes.

I'm SO incredibly proud of their accomplishment. Not enough to get my a** out there running with them... but totally thrilled from the sidelines. Rock on little ladies. Rock ON!










Riley crossing the finish line. On the left in the navy blue shirt.




Sheridan crossing the finish line ... and right after she received her medal.



11 comments:

Mom24 said...

That's so cool! Rock on indeed!

Anne said...

I love this! What a great accomplishment!

Daniela Swider said...

Wonderful way to motivate the kids to be active. And they seem to love it!!!

Heather said...

Rock on is right! Nice job girlies!

Stephanie said...

How exciting! Great job to the girls!

Shannon said...

WooHoo! Way to go!

Donna said...

Congrats! Shay's school did the Great Wall Marathon last year, which he loved.

Cameron said...

Awesome!!! What a great motivator!!

Christy said...

Oh my gosh I'm so incredibly proud of them! And I'm definitely going to get my kids doing a running club like this when they're older. Their times are impressive too! Woot-woot!

Loukia said...

Your girls are SO beautiful, Jill! And congrats to them, you must have been so very proud! Aw!

Andrea said...

Very cool! Everyone is in marathon mode these days. We just had the Flying Pig here this weekend!

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