Friday, February 1, 2008

Running Again

Yesterday we started our running program again. It was over 20 degrees (barely) and not too windy, so the criteria was met in order for us to be able to go for a run.

We've been running at the track a block down the street since September. Well, not really. We started in September, but have only gone a half dozen times since then, and not at all yet this year. But we're starting again. Finally.

I got the idea from a book by Glenn Doman, all about physical excellence in little kids.

The idea is that, little kids think running is a means of transportation, and we adults spend most of our time chasing them down trying to convince them it isn't so. But rather why not encourage and facilitate it so that their natural drive to run can be turned into something fun, healthy, and in general a lifelong benefit to them by giving them the opportunity to develop this ability?

So we've been going for our runs. Of course, that would be HIS running, which at this point translates into a brisk walk for me. And right now we walk half the time. But the track is 3/4 mile, and our goal is to be able to jog straight through around the whole thing by the end of April. We'll see. I just follow his lead, and encourage him, and goof around with him, and have an awful lot of fun in the meantime. Maybe we'll be doing the whole thing by the end of April, maybe we won't. Right now we're just having a lot of fun and racing between trees or benches, then walking, then racing again.

And he loves it, and is getting exercise, and developing a lifelong love of physical activity. And what better way could we invest our time in than that?

"The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe."
Proverbs 18:10

Hunter is 2 years, 10 months old

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