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|Not nearly as fun or easy as it looks.|
Tuesday was a big day for Jules. He's been begging and begging and I finally gave in. We did our first run together. We're doing week one of the Learn to Run Program through the Running Room. This is the same program I teach new runners. We did 7 sets of walk 2 minutes, run 1 minute. Julien was adorable. While we were walking he'd ask, "Can I skip during this part?" "Can I walk like Mario and Luigi?" "Mommy, lets walk like apes!" It was the most fun I've ever had teaching a new runner.
He was a real trooper and did awesome! We went about 1.5K and he was so proud of himself when we finished our practice run. He's bugged me yesterday and today to practice again. I promised we'd go again tomorrow. He shouldn't run more than 3X per week. I'm going to do each interval for 2 weeks before moving on. So his Learn to Run Program will take the same amount of time as my marathon training. He'll be running a good couple of kilometers by then. Just in time to run the Road2Hope kids race on November 2nd, the day before my full marathon. Between running, soccer, swimming and day camp, he's having a pretty active summer.
|Jules and I ready to head out for our first run.|
He's so proud of his "real" running shoes (they have laces, not velcro).
|Just back from our first run. Funny face and a little sweaty.|