So not happening!
I cut them some slack since this whole "night owl" thing is genetic, and rescheduled their first training run for this evening after Karate.
This is how it went:
First 200m - everyone is running along at a nice easy pace.
Next 100m - walk because Levi's side is hurting.
Next 200m - jog very slowly because Gracie is busy watching her ponytail swing back and forth.
Next 200m - Levi and I leave Gracie and Daddy behind because Gracie has decided hopping and skipping are preferable to running.
Next 300m - "Look at that Mom! I think it's a fox!" What is that, Mom? "Have we gone a mile yet? "Can we walk? My side is hurting!"
This is when I decided it was time to turn around and go back.
I guess this was a success. We "ran" a mile and a half, the children had fun, and Brian got to hear an entire recap of "the Tortoise and the Hare".
How about you out there in cyber-land. Anyone have experience running with children?
Festival of Lights 1 mile Fun Run - December 2012