Slow Sweaty Strides
Some days, parenting can be so much fun. I get to have conversations with littles that go something like this….
I take the boys out for a nice little dinner and Strawberry references the nice couple near us…Ummm…okay.
I also get fabulous little art projects sent home. Nice elephant puppet, don’t mind if I do….
And then there’s days where I have to be responsible….ahem…school fundraisers….This week my kid’s school had an auction, and I have to say that I was so grateful by the support of the local running community who made some fabulous donations to make a Get Fit Basket for my kid’s PTA fundraiser (hey we gotta give ’em art and library books somehow).
First of all, Renegade Racing (who ran the Laguna Hills Half Marathon) donated 2 entries to the iTryathlon (for a mom and child) and 1 entry to the Renegade Trail Series Summer Run. They also threw in some water bottles, hats, and some sunglasses making the basket mega-awesome.
Nuun also donated a 4-pack tube and a water bottle to ensure proper hydration for these super fun summer events. Or, for the more lighthearted use, they can always test out some of Oual’s Nuun cocktails.
A super shout out to the local Snail’s Pace which also donated some water bottles, socks, and a watch.
All in all…it was a basket I was insanely jealous of and wish I could have bid on…but alas, life calls and I apparently have parental responsibilities, a vacation and a wedding interfering with the donated events, but there’s going to be one fun family having an active summer out there! We can always count of the running community to pull through when we need.
When did you last see some running generosity?
At Boston right before the race (and the other stuff) the man in front of me gave me 2 of his 4 wipes because they were out of toilet paper and mine was on the bus. It was such a touching (no pun intended) moment, because I would have probably paid handsomely for his loot to clean my booty.