Since Staley has entered the world of running and seems to enjoy it, we let her experience the comraderie of her first 'race.' Last Friday, we went to Illinois Wesleyan University for the 'Kids Run for Fun' night with her cousins. Staley and Liam ran with the 1-2 year olds for 200 meters while Elliott used his boundless energy to propel himself 400 meters around the track. Liam and Elliott completed their race distances running, while Staley ran about 20 meters and then decided she'd rather be carried while watching the rest of the kids run. I guess the competetive streak isn't quite there yet.
Staley and Liam 'warming up' for their race.
Staley's first race number
And they're off...
Elliott (black t-shirt) and Erik (red t-shirt) running with the 3 year old group.
Staley checking out her trophy.