Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Marathon?

Jacob burst through the door last night. "I'm going to run a marathon, Mom!" A who a what a where? A marathon?

I grabbed the paper that he was waving in my face and sat down to read it. He is, indeed, going to run 26.2 miles. Luckily, he can run 25 of those miles between tomorrow and March 30th. Then he'll run 1.2 miles on April 14th to round out his "marathon." The program is called Read, Right, and Run. It's part of the Spirit of St. Louis Marathon.

I've been saying for some time that Jake is well-suited for track. I suppose now is as good a time as any to start! I am not well-suited for track. But I figure if my 6 year old son can run a mile, then so can I. So ready... set... GO!


Jen said...

That's awesome! For both of you! So are you going to the run the whole 26.2 as well?

Yay Jake! Hopefully being active will continue with him when he's a teenager and adult.

Mary Witzl said...

I used to run. I think I could probably manage this now in 1-kim stretches, once a day. But what a thought, given all the rain.

Swimming, on the other hand, still comes easily, and my kids and I have done several marathon swims together. But good for you, for running, and good for your son, too.