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. ;)