Skoshi A and Special K are joining me on the Little Flowers Virtual Fun Run hosted by my buddy Katie in October and so they are training to run a 5K. I'm bribing them a little to motivate them. Apparently, Wingnut Jr. likes the bribing idea and he's got something in mind. Funny, when I suggested running a 1/2 mile to him several months ago he fussed and whined and I really began to believe 1/2 a mile was too far. Boy was I ever wrong. Yesterday, at the mere suggestion of a prize, the boy ran an entire mile without stopping or whining, and he still looked fresh. I think he really could have gone quite a bit further. I'm beginning to believe kids are truly natural athletes and all it takes is a little motivation to prove it. Unfortunately, we live in a very sedentary culture and it is so easy to lose any natural fitness we possess.
Lil' Lamb could not be left out. After playing on the playground for a spell, he noticed his siblings making their way around the track. He began to run after them, pumping his little left arm. Poor little man tripped and face planted after only 1/2 a lap, but oh what an 1/8 of a mile that was!