Growing, Not Dying

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Thursday, June 26, 2008


The combination of nice weather and kids home have served to moved my exercise routine down to the local middle school track. My partner and I don't always match pace and since I don't like walking alone much I often call one of the kids to do a lap with me. T, at 7, has proven to be an insightful coach.

He jogs along side me trying to get me to speed up. "Come on, Mom. You got to go faster if you want to get to your top level. Too many people think they are happy being at a low level but for you it's top 'cause you want to be your best, not all lazy and stuff."

We mark our laps in the dirt each time we pass the stairs leading to the basketball court. I told him my goal was to get to 8 laps. He said 10. Yesterday I did 6. Today 7. He shook his head in disappointment. He looked at me. "That's okay. You did your best. You can do 8 tomorrow, then 10 next time. Then you can start going faster."

Sure thing, Coach.


Blogger mmm.chocolate said...

Wow! I need him to come get me movin' along!

Thu Jun 26, 09:58:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Cindy said...

He is adorable! How great for you to have such an encourager!!!!

Thu Jun 26, 10:07:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Marcos said...

*grins* Quite the little motivator you have going there. :-) That's wonderful!

Mon Jun 30, 02:59:00 PM MDT  

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