Cruising with the Kids – catchup post.


Several runs under the belt this week.. Not saying I’m back on steady running – but I am making another attempt!  (I have really had issues reaching that level after the Marathon)  After running on the beach on Sunday, My son asked to go out for a run and start our training on Weds.  He wants to make sure he is ready for the Bridge Run in November.  As we headed down our road, a neighbor kid, in fourth grade, asked to join us.  After reassuring us he understood we were going to do 2 miles (and getting parental permission) – we headed out!

Bryce, my son (in case you had forgotten his name), did really well.  He was encouraging Aiden (not my son) and trying to help give him advise on his running style.   I was so proud of him – with his wanting to help like that.

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It did turn out that 2 miles may have been a bit far for Aiden’s first run – even with walking breaks.  He did VERY well though!

We completed the two miles with very minimal whining and complaining!

My daughter has decided she would like to join us on the bridge run (need to get her signed up!) – so last night was her night!  Now, she hasn’t done any training so we are starting with an easier walk/run combo to build up her stamina.  We ran for 5 minutes, then alternated 2.5 minutes of walking and 2.5 minutes of running.  It seemed to be a good rotation for her.  WE completed a mile and didn’t hit the point that there was any whining necessary!  Our plan is to go with a mile, until she can run the entire way – and then we will start to increase the distance.

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Trying to figure out the timing for Elspeth and Bryce to train with me AND working on improving my own times – is going to be interesting. I have faith we can pull it off however!

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I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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