Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Week 3

Free speed!

The girls and I had a really good run Monday. It is easy to see their endurance increasing. Slowly we are decreasing walking time which increases running time. Changing the route every other run adds variation which makes the runs easier too. The girls ability all seems to be fairly similar. All are giving a really good effort to do what we ask them to do. Giving them little catch phrases here and there seems to be fun for them too. For every hill we run down we all say "free speed". Always run down a hill instead of walk, even if you're tired. They also like warm up "butt kicks".

After the run we talked a bit about healthy relationships with ourselves. They answered questions in their journals about their support systems at home, things that make them happy and things that scare them. Everybody participated even though they weren't required to. The word game that we do as soon as we finish the run is a popular activity. Most of the descriptive words about running now are about how good they feel and less about how exhausted they are.

I hope to see some family members out at our run next week. I think that it is important for girls to see their parents being active.

Until next time.

1 comment:

  1. The local nutritionist from the Norman Regional Health Authority will be joining us on March 24. She will be giving the parents and runners some tips on healthy eating. Hope to see you all there.