She's training for her first triathlon.
We had to TRI again. ;)
Before this next run a few things changed:
- Baby girl got new shoes
- She changed from pants to shorts
- We ran early in the morning to avoid the heat
- We agreed on a 2 min/30 sec walk/run interval (Jeff Galloway would be proud!)
No biking today, so "we" (really me with a super encouraging voice) decided to do a full mile instead of half a mile.
We started off and she was on fire. After the first run segment she announced that we could probably do a 45 sec run. My heart skipped a beat. I decided to stick with the 30 sec run this time and told her we could try 45 seconds next time.
1/2 mile mark. Everyone is feeling strong. She set the pace. We were 10:30 min in to the run. Turn around point- HURRAY!
The second half of the run was a roaring success. The pivotal conversation was this:
Sissy: "Mommy, I know that even if I'm last that I will still win. Do you know why?"
Me: (GRINNING from ear to ear) Why Honey?
Sissy: "You have a magnet on the fridge it says something like 'The miracle isn't that I finished, but that I started'. That means that just doing it is winning. Right?"
We finished in 18:30. We had a negative split! We noticed that we both have pink Nike shoes. We made plans to get matching laces. We ran a mile. We rock!