Tri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the Run

At the end of the race, Audrey said to her dad, “The best part of the day was getting ready. The worst part was the running.”

We laughed not only because running was the main event, but also because we know Audrey truly enjoyed the whole experience with Girls on the Run.

Audrey, Michael and I decided to take a year off from competition dance and instead try a different activity; we wanted something that instills confidence and encourages personal growth. We chose Girls on the Run.

For three months, Audrey met with her school team two days a week. She came home disappointed after her second day because she was the slowest runner of the group. We talked with her about setting – and beating – personal goals rather than comparing herself to others. I was certain our advice fell on deaf ears, but Audrey was soon happily reporting her progress each week. The grand finale of GOTR is a 5k race; each girl chooses a running buddy. Audrey asked Abby, a high school senior who is beautiful inside and out. She was the girls’ nanny last summer and now has a bond with them that we hope lasts a lifetime.

As for Audrey and running…she intends to do GOTR in the Spring, too. We’ll just need to remind her that it involves running.

(BTW, yes, she’s wearing a cape)

Tri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the RunTri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the RunTri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the RunTri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the RunTri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the RunTri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the RunTri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the RunTri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the RunTri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the RunTri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the RunTri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the RunTri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the RunTri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the RunTri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the RunTri-Cities Documentary Family Photographer | Audrey & Girls on the Run