Saturday, June 16, 2012
There is a local 5k fun run coming up in July. I thought what a great way to get the grandkids involved in a fitness routine. So, I am going to start training with my granddaughter to run a 5k. She keeps asking, "What if I am the only kid to win?" I keep telling her that there will be other children running and it does not matter if she takes first place, what matters is that she crosses the finnish line. The last race we did as a family, the prizes were given out by drawing, so she has a memory that she won a prize.
There is a 1k fun run at the race event I am doing next week, I am trying to get my daughter to sign up the 2 year old because he loves to run down to the tower and back with me and that is almost the same distance and we run up a hill on the way back. So, I think he can do it, but he might get a little shy because of the crowd.
I love watching him run and seeing how his form is naturally developing. And my granddaughter, age 10, has a desire to leave me behind in the dust because every time we talk about doing a race, she asks me, "What if I pass you?" I tell her to make sure she follows the race route and wait for me at the finish line.