He's now a racer

Nearly 3 years ago, I wrote about the "future runner" on his way into our lives and posted this photo from my wife's ultrasound:

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And then a few months later there was another "future runner" post, which had the real foot prints from the little man:

Then just a few days into Conner's life, I took this photo of him in my favorite running visor:

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Fast forward nearly 2 and a half years and you have this, his first race, a quarter-mile fun run:

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The important thing about my son's first race is that he had fun and was really looking forward to it. When my wife signed him up nearly three weeks ago he was ready to go right away. Conner loves running and really enjoys getting outside for a walk nearly every day, which often turns into a run. I know how important it is for healthy habits like this to begin now and I'm really looking forward to seeing what he wants to do running wise down the road.

Before I get too ahead of myself, though, I'm enjoying soaking up this moment. I'm so proud of him both as a father and as a runner.

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