I signed our entire family up for a charity chocolate run this morning. It was a stroller-friendly 5k that wasn’t timed, and had chocolate afterwards. In other words, it was the perfect race for our family! We picked up our race packets yesterday and received loads of handmade chocolates and coupons for more chocolate. YES!
I borrowed a friend’s BOB for Matthew to ride with Hottie and we bundled the kids up (double everything) before hitting the start line. Bryson was asleep by the first mile and Matthew was shouting to get out of the stroller at about the same time. Ha!
Matthew had a kids race afterwards and his medal was solid chocolate. Oh boy! He’s already asking to do another race! He’ll be disappointed next time that there are no chocolate dipped bananas, fancy hot cocoa, biscoff cookies, and chocolate medals afterwards!
Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do.
I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!
November 15, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Chocolate at the end of the 5K? I need to find one of those around here! And what a great way to get the kids involved in and excited about running. 🙂
November 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm
Love the bundled up piccies! Matthew is getting so grown up 😢😩 stay our baby’s little ones!
November 15, 2014 at 6:16 pm
November 15, 2014 at 6:18 pm
Argh ignore my last comment. Stupid phone.
I love this idea! Chocolate is a great motivator lol
My sister and her hubs recently ran a beer run in Toronto. You run from brewery to brewery, stopping for a pint at each if you choose 🙂
November 18, 2014 at 8:54 am
This sounds like the perfect event for your family! Heck, I might even run a race if I got chocolate at the end, ha!