Thursday, March 25, 2010

Like Forrest Gump

Now you wouldn't believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was ever going somewhere, I was running!
Forrest Gump, 1994

My sister and I have been training for the Music City Marathon (just the HALF). And I use the word "training" loosely. Many of you who know me know that I like to run...but I have a habit of training for races that I don't actually run in. It's ok. In the meantime, I'm pretty healthy and not overweight - so I shall keep training when I feel like it and someday probably run one of those races.

The more entertaining part of this is that Brother's elementary school has organized a group of kids who are running a mile per day until the day before the marathon and then kids from all over get together to run the last mile of 26 miles and therefore have run a marathon. Did I explain that right? Anyway - the running started this week and my little dude is into it. He ran 2 miles the first day and then 3 miles the next day. Well, not to be left out - Little Bitty joined in yesterday and did 1.5 miles. They are both so cute running the laps. Little Bitty made sure to pack a bag of snacks and juice boxes for them yesterday. The girl doesn't go long without a snack so she knew she better prepare for this run.

I'm very proud of my active little offspring. I wish kids all over our country would participate in this. It's so great to see them outside - just running. It promotes good health, goal setting, social interaction, and I'm hoping at some point they'll be so tired that they'll go to bed on time. ;)


Blake said...

Don't forget the part about how LB stopped running several times to repair/replace the small flags marking the running track so all the other kids would know where they were supposed to run. She's so thoughtful (and not at all about to let any of those kids get credit for not running the proper designated route).

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!!! Keep running guys!!!
Love U!!! Miss you more!!
Cousin Marci

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful fun thing to do with other kids without the pressure of competition; just good clean fun with a goal. Good for them!! Proud of both of them!
Love you!! Grammy