On September 30th Mason ran in his 2nd race. His first was a toddler trot back in Charlotte when he was 3 ... it was only 40 yards so it wasn't too intense.
This year he opted to run the full one mile that the bigger kids were running. It made my running heart swell with pride. He recently began running at school once a week with a running club.
The kids run took place before the Run Nona 5k, and started at 5:30pm. There was an awesome kids zone with bounce houses and 'carnival games.' The boys loved it but it was super crowded and hot (duh its Orlando).
One of Mason's buddies, Jackson, ran the one miler also. They both did so well ... especially since minutes before the race it began to rain. It was a typical Florida torrential downpour! As parents we weren't worried about actually finishing ... we were worried they would slip and fall (something I know about all too well).
Less than 12 minutes later they came through the finish line and were so proud of their accomplishment. Mason is already asking when he can do his next race.