The family went over to Road Runner Sports in Westminster last night for the fun run. This was geared towards kids and was sponsored by Kid Runner, Mountain Girl Fitness, and The Great Pumpkin Run. They also had face painting and a couple of other booths.
About 25 people were in attendance. My 8 year old had to be carried for a little while because her stomach/chest hurt, but after she settled in and caught her second wind she did great the last 1.5 miles. My 8 year old took off like a bolt of lightning without warming up for the first 400 yards. My 6 year old ran/walked the entire 2 mile course and did not worry once about her broken arm. I let my wife run her own pace as well as possible and I dropped back to run with whichever kid was falling behind. As a family we were in last place, but still finished in about 25 minutes.
Road Runner Sports always puts on great events and this was no different. They had pizza, beer and water inside the store. We even won an entry to the Great Pumpkin Haul, but I am on the fence in regards to competing in an obstacle race in late October.
The Kid Runner is kind of a cool evolution of running with your kids. As opposed to a stroller, you put on a weight belt style harness that pulls a chariot that your kid rides in. It is built for one and has huge wheels to tackle all kinds of terrain. It also has quick release everything so that it can be stowed in the car. At $700, it seems crazy expensive, but if running is your thing, this would make a smart investment.
Finally I tried on the new Reebok Nano 5 and the Inov8 F-Lite 195 cross trainers. I like the Nano 5, but feel like the Nano 4 is more comfortable. The Inov8 are incredibly comfortable and amazingly light. They will probably be my next shoe purchase.