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Something For Everyone at the Reno Running Fest September 8-9

Screen Shot 2018-08-15 at 6.49.56 AMI’m really not good at running. I’m seriously just not built for it, and I am a bit slow.

OK, I’m really slow.

But I’ve recently gotten into running again thanks to joining Orange Theory. Turns out I actually enjoy pushing myself when a coach tells me what to do. I also used to enjoy doing fun runs. Back before I kind of fell out of running for a few years.

I’ve been trying to get my daughter to run for ages. I even tried to do a 5K run with her when she was 6. She promised she could run the whole way. For the first ¼ mile, I was thrilled that I was running a 5K with my daughter. Then she bonked. And I ended up having to kick my then 3-year-old son out of the jogging stroller and put him piggyback so that I could push my 6-year-old the remainder of the 5K. It was brutal doing 5K with 30 pounds on my back and pushing 50 pounds. I vowed not to do another fun run with kids until they trained for it.

I’ve tried to talk my daughter into doing the Girls on The Run program at her school, but she was having none of it. But this summer, she got bored enough that she started asking to go to the gym with me. And turns out she’s a damn good runner. She has these crazy long legs and slim build that are a joy to watch when they hit their stride. She has been completely kicking my butt on the treadmill.

reno-running-festWhen I heard about the Reno Running Fest, I decided the time had come for the two of us to try another run. There really is something for everyone at this event on September 8-9. In fact, this super family friendly event has one-mile categories. Yay! I got pretty excited when I read about the categories of one-mile races, from age group to Elite Mile Heats (so not me), a Fun Mile Heat, and a Dog Mile Heat. There’s also a 50-yard dash called the Reno’s Main Drag Dash for kids 11 & under, which I’m pretty sure my son could rock despite his complete disinterest in running at this point.

If you’re a REAL runner, the 6th annual Reno 10 Miler and 50th Annual Journal Jog will be run simultaneously. See? Something for EVERYONE!

You can register before September 5 to get discounted entry fees, or if you’re a procrastinator, pay a bit more and register at packet pick up.

Whatever you do, come on out – there’s no better way to teach kids about the fitness lifestyle than surrounding them by a bunch of really happy runners!

 

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About Lynnette Bellin

Lynnette Bellin
Lynnette Bellin is the owner and site manager of the Reno Moms Blog. She is a married mother of a tween girl and a rambunctious little boy. Lynnette moved to Reno in 2001 after choosing to live in a place that she loved for its natural beauty. Lynnette has written four children's books, including The Kindness Ninja and a series of three books called Adeline’s Magical Moments Collection. She has been obsessed with blogging since 2002. She is also on the board of Think Kindness, a local non-profit that inspires measurable acts of kindness. Lynnette loves to experience the outdoor adventures in our area, including skiing, hiking, camping, and open water swimming. She is especially thrilled to have her kids starting to love the same hobbies, and spends a lot of time shuttling them to the pool, Lake Tahoe or the ski area depending on the season. Lynnette’s life is a blur of kid activities, mediating sibling arguments, making homemade meals, and hugs and kisses, mixed with days of working in content marketing.

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