We started out with a first mile of 9:20 and my back was twinging some. After a small walk break at mile 1, mile 2 was slightly slower and my back was still a bit sore but not too bad. Melissa was getting tired for the last 2 miles and walked a bit more but she was a trooper and finished with a pace of a little over 10:15 per mile. Not too bad for 9 years old. I did pick up the pace a lot for the last 1/3 of a mile. I wanted to see how the back would feel going fast since I really want to run the 5K I am signed up for next Saturday. It did OK, not good, not bad.
The special part of the day today was the Father - Daughter Dance at the girl's school. This year I had the pleasure of taking all 3 princesses with me. They sure had fun running all around and dancing with their friends and having a few with me too. It is true, they grow up so fast!
Katelynn is on the left, Melissa in the middle, and Megan on the right.
The theme of the dance was Candyland. Megan had a lot fo fun.