Today’s post, on Mother’s Day is about Mothers, women who have a positive influence on their kids. The women I’m highlighting today are not just telling their kids that they should be active to stay healthy. These women lead by example. I’m proud of these women and can only hope to influence my own son when he is older. On this Mothers Day, these mothers are running in the Sudbury Rocks Races with their kids. The proceeds of this race go towards Canadian Diabetes Association.
First off, we have running momma Renee who ran the 1/2 marathon while her daughter Megan ran the 5Km race. Renee had a great time of 2:04:56 minutes, while Megan came in as the first female under 12 with an outstanding time of 23:47. Congratulations to these two great athletes!
Next we have running momma Nancy, who you might recognize as one of my challengers in the December Challenge. This active mother of 3 ran the 5 km race with her daughter Kalia (6) and son Alex (10). With a a strong finish time of 25:34 Alex came in 13 of 79 boys under 12 while Kalia came in 31 of 72 girls under 12 with a time of 35:31. Way to go Alex and congratulations Kalia on your first 5 Km race!
You might also recognize this next running momma Cindy, another challenger from the December Challenge. Cindy ran the 1/2 Marathon while her son Kole and her daughter Kylee ran in the 5 km race. Cindy had an impressive finish with the time of 1:50:15, while son Kole finished 12th in boys under 12 with a time 25:16 while Kylee finished 9th in girls under 12 with a finish time of 29:22. Cindy’s youngest son Keegan ran the 1 km race at the same event. Keegan came in 9th but no time results were posted for that race! Is it just me or are kids super fast these days? Congratulations Cindy, Kole, Kylee and Keegan!
Next up is my twin sister Julie who ran with her son Felix who is 8. This was also Felix’s first 5 km race! Although he stuck by his mom’s side for the first half, he left her in his dust at the end. Felix finished 17 out of 79 boys under 12 with a time of 26:36 and Julie not too far behind with a new Personal Best time of 27:44. Congratulations the both of you!
And finally, last but not least, is my running momma sister Mona who just started running following her recovery from knee surgery. This is her first 5 Km race and I’m very proud of her. She didn’t run with her now grown sons, but one of her sons and her husband were on hand to cheer her on and take pictures! Congratulations Mona on your finish with a time of 38:05. She came in 45 out of 107 woman in her age group! I can’t wait to run with you sometime soon! Congratulations Mona!
Run Mommies Run, Go Kids Go! I am proud of all the kids who completed the 5 km race today. For many of them, it was their first official race. Some are also as young as 6, impressive! Mommies, keep up the good work! Aren’t you inspired by these amazing women and their super fast kids? It seems like a great way to spend Mother’s Day to me! How was your Mother’s Day?