By Colleen, age 10
First of all, hope you had a happy 4th of July.
To be honest, I haven’t run much since the 5K-a-day challenge ended. And I just figured out why. I need a challenge to stay interested, a test of my strength. Even though I have some races coming up, I just can’t bring myself to train as much as I need to do.
Now I’ve got a new challenge that I think will help me in training. My new challenge is that every 10 miles I run I get a prize. Every 5 miles, I get a container of fruit that belongs just to me — that I don’t have to share with my brother and sisters.
I like this more than a weight loss contest because whenever I want a prize, I just run more. This way I feel like I have more control than in a weight loss contest, where I just hope the scale will say what I want it to.