Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Milestone...First Mother Daughter Run

My five year old woke up this morning ready for action!  First she got me to join her and my three year old daughter for some Jillian Michael's kick butt workout.  I wasn't even out of my ugly pajamas yet.  Nor had I had breakfast, brushed my hair, or done anything with myself so be warned.  But the best thing is that she begged and begged for me to let her go on a run with me.  She has been asking for this for some time.  Today was the day!  I didn't think she'd make it very far but I couldn't get her to stop. We went at least 1.5 miles and  she just ran and ran (and at a good pace too).  However, like a dog might be, she was easily distracted.  She wanted to stop here and there to check out houses for sale, pretty lights, fun lawn decorations, etc.  "Mommy, I love running.  It is so much better than driving!!  The best thing is that you get to see so many cool things!"  Definitely a girl after my own heart.  Loved it and loved seeing the joy she had from JUST RUNNING FREE!  



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And the one you've all been waiting for....

Jillian in Jammies!  And I know you are so jealous of my fabulous and stylish pajama pants.  (disclaimer:  They were a gift.  Don't knock 'em until you've tried them. They may not be the most flattering but they are comfy!  I had not planned for a photo shoot): 



Happy New YEAR!!!!  2011 is going to ROCK!

Amanda

28 comments:

  1. How wonderful!!!!!!! Happy New Year to you!

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  2. Oh Gahhh-The jammies one rocks! I love the video!! You look great-so fun! My middle daughter is the same way with running. When I came back from my injury she went on many runs with me and I just loved being able to share that with her! Won't be long and they'll both be beating us....ha! I see you're wearing the Kinvaras. What do you think?

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  3. Jenn, you rock for noticing my shoes. I was totally going to include this as part of the post but you get the award for the most observant blog reader! First time in them and I am IN LOVE!!!! amazing feel to them. we shall see how they do on my 5 miler today.

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  4. I love that your daughter is so interested in running. I wish my friends showed the same enthusiasm.

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  5. Happy New Year! That is awesome she wants to run with you!! Cute pics!

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  6. There is no better way to start the year than a run with your kiddo! Love it! It's so awesome that your kids are excited about exercising - that says a lot about what a great role model you are. Happy New Year!

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  7. ahhhhh! i love it! you and your daughter are so cute! and i have a pair of pj's just like those :)

    so, i'm in the middle of reading "run less run faster" and so far i love it. my work schedule just changed so i'm pretty sure that i'm not going to be able to run the same mileage that i have in the past, so three days of running plus two days of cross training sounds perfect to me! i'll keep reading and do a full review soon :)

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  8. Hey, at least your daughters know how to dress to work out.

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  9. Happy New Year!! You and your girls are so cute. In my opinion, the funkier the pajama pants, the better. Glad you could go for a run with your daughter, how fun!

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  10. I love the pics, and you look great! I, too, am curious about the Kinvaras...Happy New Year!

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  11. Love the pants!! Comfort comes first in my book. Cutest little video ever. I love that you are such an amazing example to your daughters. They want to be JUST like you! Amazing:)

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  12. Great video! Elliana is going to be a runner like her momma!:)

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  13. Oh, my gosh...in pajamas, and you still look adorable! Isn't it the BEST feeling when your kids want to join you? Love it! :)

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  14. That's great she is so enthusiastic with running. Hopefully she will want to do it more!

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  15. Happy New Year to you! This post totally made me smile:) I love the pictures of you with the girls....priceless!

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  16. Great fun. Happy New Year! I hope 2011 is great for you.

    Love that pic of you and girl getting ready to run.

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  17. omg this is so cute. So fun that your daughter wants to run with you. Friends from my running club always ask me how in the world my dad got me to run with him because they all want their kids to want to run with them. I always tell them not to force it and they have to want to do it. So wonderful that your daughter already loves it :)

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  18. Love it! My kiddos want to Shred with me too and it is so cute. I just can cuss at the TV when they are with me. ha!

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  19. I can't wait until my daughter can run/exercise with me! She's 4 months now so that is in the FAR future. I did a bootcamp workout during her nap this morning.

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  20. Ha ha..that last picture of you and your girls is hilarious!!

    I think it's awesome that you went on a run with your daughter!! I cannot wait to do that with my boys!

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  21. Amanda so cute!!!! What a great start to 2011! How old does she need to be to run her 1st half? We ran with a 10 yr old for the Run Like Hell half...so 5 more years :)

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  22. What a SUPER example for your kiddos! They obviously are taking note of your healthy lifestyle!! :)

    I heart Jillian Michaels too!

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  23. i love it! the video is too cute - she is so excited!

    jillian can be annoying on tv sometimes and of course i dislike the diet pills, but her dvd's get my muscles burning so i'll keep doing them!

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  24. I love the workout!! Great bonding time with your girls!!

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  25. Mother-Daughter runs are so cute!!

    Next month, the day before my first Half, my mom and I will be having a Daughter-Mother walk. I say "Daughter" first since I am the one getting her to join me. And she has no desire to run, so we are just going to have fun walking together. I'm so excited for her to get to see what the whole race experience is like from the perspective of the racer versus the cheering section!

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  26. Yes! Yes! Yes! I did this with my daughter this past fall and we had the time.of.our.lives. Love seeing other mommy's actively getting their kids involved in health and fitness!

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