Did you know that when you complete two running races it bumps you into the “official” runner category? At least that’s what I’m calling myself these days! I ran my second annual kids race which was a long and grueling half mile. I started out strong and just as I was beginning to hit the wall a bicycle rode by on the road next to the course and that was the distraction that I needed to keep going. Well, that and Mommy telling me that there were hot dogs at the end after they did their run too.
Half a mile, no problem.
(The girl next to me was the overall winner.)
Even though I still was pretty close to bringing up the rear I think I made some improvements this year to my running form. I ran almost the whole way, needing only to stop and walk for a short while, and there were three people who finished behind me. I think that’s progress when you are still one of the youngest to compete. I have to get my kudos somewhere because all the bigger kids seem to win the trophies for the 6 and under division.