Yep, William’s first race was this past weekend. Well, technically he did the same race last year, but he was in a stroller the whole time. It was a biathlon and consisted of biking and running. We have one of those Radio Flyer bikes with tall handlebars on the back, so it makes it really easy for parents to push. William’s feet reach the pedals, but he can’t quite pedal completely on his own yet. Of course, at the race, he wanted to get on any bike besides his own…
For the “race,” he ended up riding a tricycle that was extra. I pushed him around the loop while he kept his feet on the pedals. The second lap was running and he crushed it.
He and I both loved every minute of it!
It was an adorable event, and while it was a smidge chilly, everyone still had a blast. Love Grown so kindly sponsored the snacks and provided individual cereals.
These “adventure cereals” are AMAZING for kids and adults alike! They’re made from navy, lentil, and garbanzo beans, but pack a ton of flavor and so much crunch. The bright packaging is fun, and of course, appeals to the tiny tots. Adults (me, especially!) approve of the flavor and the nutritional punch they provide! (They’re gluten-free and corn-free, too.)
Besides the race, the event had many other fun activities to keep the little ones busy, like ring toss, hopscotch, hula hooping, and more!
Kids were busy the whole time, and while there were scheduled activities, families could do their own thing if they wanted. A yoga instructor came for a short yoga session, and a soccer coach came to lead some drills. That was obviously William’s favorite part.
William first started organized soccer when he was 18 months old. Then, it was more about the kids having fun and learning how to follow directions. He was a little young for it as most of the other kids were closer to two years old. We did one eight-week session and then stopped for a break. Now, I’m thinking, it’s time to sign up again as William did such a great job following the directions and seriously loves anything with a soccer ball. He may only be two years old, but he can do step overs, toe touches, and dribble pretty well! (Yes, clearly I’m a proud mom thinking her kid rocks, but it’s true. I should capture some video to prove it, haha!)
All in all, it was a fabulous event! William and I both love being outside and being active, so this was perfect and made me even more excited for summer as we’ll spend the majority of our days outside!
Who has raced recently? How about your kids?