Thursday, February 26, 2009

Running with the Little Girl

I got home from another tough, tough day at work, and the Little Girl was literally waiting at the front door pining to go on a run with me. This wasn't part of the plan but I saw she had crazy energy and decided to take her to the local track. Though she hasn't run in about a month, she starts running alongside of me and chit chatting about school. It was a great time and good bonding but I noticed she wasn't even breather hard. We cross mile 1 in 9:20; I ask her if she wants to stop and she says "no dad, I am good." So we continue to run and talk. Mile 2, she comes through in 9:15, again, barely breathing. I make her take a water break and three seconds later she's pulling me back to the track. She did sit one lap out but the last one she says "let's go dad" and full on sprints to the finish. I know I sound like an obnoxious parent but man; for a six year old to bust out a run like that out of nowhere -- pretty impressive.

4 comments:

df said...

oing to have to go find her a nice Marion Jones sticker book.

df said...

Make that "going."

Anonymous said...

so is it going to be swimming,running, gymnastics ,or ballet. maybe even little miss america ( but not that if i can prevent it.)

Nana said...

She sure has her Dad's genes. Someday she will be a star at whatever she puts her mind to. We are proud of both your children.