Today was Miles for Music, and while there’s a lot to write about the event, I wanted to just post this one thing today (the rest to come).
Rebecca, my 5 year old, ran the 1 miler at this event, and I was lucky enough to get a friend to run with her (I was busy being bike lead for the 5k unfortunately). When I returned from the 5k I discovered that not only did she manage to run the whole mile without stopping, and she had to weave in and out of people at the start, but she also managed to finish in 8:25.
That is amazing to me. She loves to run, but she has only ever run for short stretches and then stopped (just running up and down the street etc.) – I know she’s pretty fast over those short stretches but I didn’t really expect her to be able to keep it going for that long (and if she did I expected to be looking at 10 or 12 minute miles).
Maybe it won’t be that long before she’ll be able to join me on my runs.