Sunday, September 20, 2015

Cross Country

Little Red enjoyed her track and field experience so much that she has decided to run cross country this fall. Labor Day weekend they had an early morning (7AM!) practice followed by a pancake breakfast and swimming pool time.

This was the first practice of hers that I have gone too. Usually I'm dropping her off so that I can get one of the other small people dropped off or picked up from soccer or dance. That Monday we had nothing else so I could stay.

I've mentioned before that I am not a runner. In fact, I've joked that if you see me running, you should run too because something must be chasing me. Mostly I didn't run because my knees would really hurt when I would run. Now that I've lost a good amount of weight, my knees don't hurt nearly as much. I've been doing a lot of walking, trying to get at least 10,000 steps a day.

Anyway, that day I figured I would walk the trail that the cross country kids were going to run. I knew I would be far behind them, but I was okay with that. Soccer Girl was going to stay behind the group with me because her knee has been bothering her lately ... or so we thought. She got bored staying at the back of the group and decided to run. I decided if she could run, then I could too.

I ended up doing a combination of jogging and walking and ended up going 5.5 miles and kept up with the back group of runners! I am so excited about how I am changing my health and my lifestyle.
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