Monday, May 14, 2012

Gold Medal

Bright and early on Saturday morning, Chad and Megan ran a 5K.  It was a chilly 39 degrees at starting time, but they warmed up nicely during their run.  They stayed together until near the end, when Chad's knee started to bother him, because he was running with a much shorter stride than normal (Megan's legs are not as long as his...yet!).  Needing to stretch that knee out, he ran on ahead for a bit, then ran back and finished with Megan.  I think it's very sweet that he sacrifices his own running time, and possible win, to stay with her so she doesn't have to run alone.  When the results were announced, Megan had won the gold medal for her division. Way to go!  After the race, they had breakfast together.  It was a special daddy and daughter time for them.

This was the first in a series of five races throughout the summer, ranging from 2 to 4 miles in length, and I wish them both continued success!

Chad and Megan, wearing their race shirts, and Megan with her medal.