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11.22.2010

are you my mother?

Elyott and I ran in our local 5 K on Friday. Naturally, we wore our matching purple pants (i've come a long way with purple, i even own two purple dresses! it used to burn my eyes, but now i'm okay-ish with it) We made the mistake of bringing our borrowed spaz dog, who when let free is okay with other dogs...but when on a leash, has something major to prove (like short guys who buy monster trucks). This picture was taken about 4 seconds before he "ferociously" ran face to face with a giant wolf dog that could have swallowed him whole. Griff doesn't know he's small. He's like Lenny from Mice and Men, but instead of being giant and too strong for his own good, he's a rat dog....who is in denial.(did i seriously just write about a dog twice in one week!?!)

Anyway, the race was so much fun to run with Elyott. I surprised her that afternoon at school with a spaghetti lunch and garlic bread (her fave). At the race she pretty much wanted to hold my hand the whole time, which at first i thought would be really uncomfortable while running (plus my hands get oddly sweaty even when i'm doing non exercising things, like playing X box with Adam) but it was actually pretty sweet. Just me and my girl running along, holding hands for encouragement, noticing all the kinds of runners that were there, and looking for daddy (who was all flustered while carting both boys, snacks, diaper bag, jackets, a boat sized stroller, and that same nutbag dog....tables are turned sucka!) for three miles. I really like that girl.

It would be so fun if she ended up enjoying running as a hobby. So far she likes most things opposite of me, but i think that is just a daughter vs. mother thing (?) This time I "lured" her in with the well played matching purple pants (shes a sucker for "twinsies" ;) If not, then thank you sweet girl for humoring your dear old mother :) You are my best girl.

team Boo 's you

8 comments:

kelly said...

my what great runner's legs you have. Elyott is so cute in the cutest non conventional way- who doesn't adore a little in glasses running a 5k with her mom no less.
my hands get sweaty too. I hate that. I really hate it.

AbbieBabble said...

I started running with my dad when I was right about Elyott's age. Even though we don't run together anymore, we still bond over it- I always check in with him after a particularly good training run!

It's so lovely to have a special activity like that to do with a parent. I'm glad you and Elyott had fun at your first mother-daughter 5k!

Kait said...

My dog is the same. exact. way. He has the same small dog complex when on a leash. He used to be worse - we've trained it out of him for the most part, thank god.

How precious that you ran hand in hand. Imagining it paints the sweetest picture in my mind.

Also, I have clammy hands. No matter what. They're always clammy. I hear ya, sister.

Caroline said...

Aw loved this post!! I was a sucker for twinsies with my mom as well. And, I started running with her and loved spending time with her. Now, we still run together. My hubby and I ran a 5k on Saturday ... it was fantastic. Cute photos!! XO

Kera said...

how freaking cute.

chelsey meyer said...

yeah, your legs are killer.

ahc said...

broken record...but...
your legs are so legit.

teamBoo said...

I'd like to thank molly shannon for all the leg acrobatics i know and love.

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