I just ran 5km with my 8 year old Wonder Girl. She is a natural born athlete. She has also taken my running course, played soccer all summer and just completed another running program this past August. I on the other hand, have run twice since July 1st. Before that I ran 4 times in the month of June. We thought we should run 5k to see how it feels BEFORE we run it in the race on Saturday.
She did great. I stayed right by her and was happy for the slower pace.
My legs hurt.....A lot.
I need to run more or she will embarrass me in a couple of years.
I would be O.K with that. In fact I just may bubble over with pride even more than I am right now.
Our new homeschool schedule makes time for stuff like this and I'm thrilled at the changes. I MUST run for my stress levels and happiness and it does not bother me one bit that I 'need' to share MY alone time with her. Running makes me alive and I love that I can share it with my girl.