My DD and I have just entered a 5k race on May 20th! She is coming to stay for 3 days tomorrow and we start our training together.
It started from a conversation we had last week, when she said, sadly, "I would love to be a runner". Her big sis (in age, not size!) is a marathon runner (who does her first triathlon today), and we tend to look at her in awe. Big sis is hugely supportive of us, and has helped us work out a plan for training so we should be able to run/walk or even run slowly the whole thing. She is seeing if she can juggle work and come and run it with us to support us. Hubby is supporting us all the way and will come and watch, and cheer us on. In fact the only family member who has ignored us is the teenage boy! But thats teenage boys I suppose!
Big sis says we must not use the word 'jog'. Having set out on our first training sessions, we are runners, even if we only run 10 metres. When I walked the dog yesterday I scoped out a route. The first route is about 2k. Then there is another obvious one that is only slightly longer, about 2.5, but if we did that twice it would be 5k wouldn't it!
I'll keep you posted on how it goes, please help us keep up to the mark!