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Friday, October 5, 2007

Teach them in the way they should go

"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." --Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

Quite possibly overstating getting the kids to enjoy and participate in their annual Jog-a-thon but hey, I think running is important :-)

Both Cole and Leah ran their little hearts and lungs out in the Mary Woodward annual running event to raise money for the school. The event was for a total of 30 minutes and the kids ran around an oval marked out in the school's playing field.

Trisha volunteered and marked off the kids as they completed each lap. I had the opportunity to run with and pace our kids.
We started out slow and measured. Cole and Leah did amazing. Most of the other kids raced past on the first few laps. But then slowly, steadily we started to pass people. And then more people. Soon it seemed almost everyone was walking except us. Not that there was anything wrong with walk breaks...we took breaks to reduce a cramp or take a water break. BUT we always kept moving. It was great to see all of the school out exercising.

Cole has also been making great strides in his soccer endeavors: learning the skills, sportsmanship and how to have fun while working the body hard. Leah's gymnastics continues to make her strong physically and mentally.

I am really proud of both of them and their accomplishment of running steadily for 30 minutes and logging 24 laps. Yes, both kids did the same number of laps. sibling rivalry there :-)

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