Friday, March 18, 2011
A Running Plan
Then something miraculous happened: My 3 year old son spoke. No he is not a mute! We were at the kids PE gymnastics class and he noticed the running shoes of the woman sitting beside us. I knew she was a runner. We've talked a few times about this or that--really nice lady. But my son said to me "Mom, she has shoes just like yours!" they were nothing at all like mine. Hers are blue, mine are pink. Hers are Nike, mine are Saucony. So I say to my son "yes, sweetie, they are similar, but they are different brands. Mine have a Saucony symbol and hers have a Nike symbol. See?" So she turns and smiles at him and says wryly "It's ok if your mom wears Sauconys" "Ha ha. I say. I'm not even a runner! I've tried but I always fail" Turns out she's teaching a "Run for God" class and asks me if I have a plan. What? a plan?? I didn't even know there was such a thing. WOW! Now, I'm not going to be taking her class; I can't spare 3 nights a week away from my family. But I have a treadmill and what I did do was go online when I got home, as she suggested, and print out one of the several running plans that I found. Now I have a plan.... and I'm ready to run! YES!