Ready, Set, Go!

We’re determined not to overbook our Jelly Bean.

We make sure she eats her meals at home, has lots of time to play, and doesn’t get overstressed.  She is at a school that doesn’t assign homework in first grade, so she has plenty of time for just being a kid.

However, we jumped at the chance to sign her up for piano lessons in the fall, and this was something she caught onto very quickly.  It seems that she takes after her mother’s side of the family:

And today, Beanie discovered a new hobby.

Daddy was very excited when the flier came home from school, about the “Stampede” race at the school carnival.  Everyone on Rob’s side of the family runs, and Rob still enters 5K’s. 

And so today was the big day…

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Time for some stretching…

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Soon it was time to line up…

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More stretching…

And then they’re off!  Beanie quickly pulled away from the pack (and left Daddy in the dust!)

Beanie stayed well ahead of the pack and ran most of the half mile around the school.  And she finished well ahead of the other first graders!

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Time for some orange juice while she waited for everyone else to finish…

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And then the Bean received her first medal!

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It was a tiring race, but she did save some energy for jumping around…

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And of course the day wouldn’t have been complete without getting a green star painted in her hair!

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Beanie is very proud of herself and can’t stop talking about her medal and how she “beat most of the kids.”  She is a competitive little buddy!  We found some racing shoes for her at Goodwill, and she and Daddy are going to start training at the gym.

6 thoughts on “Ready, Set, Go!

  1. How amazing to see what The Beanie has inherited from each of you. These accomplishments will be so helpful to her as she faces other challenges in life.

    • She went running with Daddy today, before her fitness class at the gym. She’s really into it! Which is a really good thing, since she had a lot of large-motor issues when she was younger.

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