Sunday, May 08, 2011

In Training

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mommies out there. I spent today in training with my mom.

Today marked a first for me. I went for a run with Mommy. I've been asking for awhile, you see. Most of the time, okay, ALL of the time, except for today, the answer has been no.

Today, I hit the jackpot.

Mommy told me to throw on some running clothes and lace up my sneakers because today was the day.

Well, I don't REALLY have running clothes. But we made do with the clothes I had. I picked it out all by myself. It was important to look as much like Mommy as I could. And, as far as lacing up the sneakers go, my Nike's are all velcro. So, no lacing required.

But, in a few short minutes I was ready to go. I reminded Mommy that we need to stretch before we run. So stretch we did.

And then...


I soon realized, however, that running is hard work. So, I had to stop. And, I advised us to stretch, again. So, hands and feet on the concrete, we stretched. And then we walked. And then we stretched. And then we ran. . .for 3 paces. And then we walked. And then we stretched. And stretched. And stretched. It seems I have quite the knack for stretching. And, it's a lot easier than the actual running. So, why not looked like an experienced runner while actually not having to put forth much of the effort? I even showed Mommy the stretches we do in dance class. As Miss Anna calls these stretches, "a good hurt." I reminded Mommy of that as we stretched.

Overall, my first run was a success. Mommy and I talked about flowers, trees, bugs, sitting in clouds, telling lies (of course we should never do this), and I showcased my new song for her about Jesus.

I can't wait for our next "run."


Jess said...

what a precious Mother's Day memory!!!

LB said...

So cute. I love it!!! She totally looks like a little runner!

Bethany said...

Oh my gosh, that's adorable! Maybe one day Luke will want to run with me, too. :)

Mary said...

So cute and sweet!!!