I manage a country homestead and the lives of my 4 babies ages 10,8,5 and 3. I LOVE TO RUN and NEED to keep healthy and fit for my SANITY!! Seriously....All problems are solved when I am running.

Making MY health a priority allows me to be the mother and wife that I need to be for them.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

First Lesson of Homeschooling...Learning to Share

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.


sam said...

Wow now I don't feel so bad for not running all summer. My 9 year old is starting cross country tomorrow at school I can't wait to practice with her! Thanks for sharing this post :)

Anonymous said...

That is awesome!!