I wasn't even sure b would want to take part, but he did. He is really coming out of his shell lately, and joining in with things socially.
He got some water and was having fun with his friends in no time. This was the first year that he ran by himself. He is growing too fast!
He did a combo of skipping and running for about a quarter of the way and then he started slowing down. He started saying, "Shew! I am tired!" I kept encouraging him to keep going, and we ran/walked on. After a big hill he was panting and as his chest was heaving he said, "Oh Mommy! I think my heart is breaking!" I assured him that his heart was fine, and we kept going, with me pulling him along by his hand. We finished 16:05 - ha! He was proud to get his string bag for participating and wore it proudly.
The 1st place winners received a turkey. It was cute, as the majority of the Kindergarteners thought the prize for winning was a real live turkey. I heard them asking where the turkey was and discussing what they would do with it, if they got to bring it home.
Every year I have planned to be physically fit for the Turkey Trot, so that I can run proudly along with my boys. Haven't been ready yet! I never wanted to be the "old out of shape Mom" that I have become. Oh well, there is always next year, right??