By Colleen, age 10
Last Friday was the Ossian Elementary Bear Crawl. That is an event where we walk laps on the track behind the school. Our school mascot is a Bear, so that’s how they came up with the name. Each lap is 1.25 miles. Fifth grade does two laps, while other grades stick to one.
Here’s the awesome thing about it: On the second lap I finished 9th out of the hundred kids in my grade! (Technically I finished 11th , but the two kids in front of me cheated by cutting across the grass, so I’d say I came in ninth.)
It was a fundraiser, not a race, but I still wanted to get some good exercise so I mixed jogging and walking. A lot of kids my age don’t know how to run, if you know what I mean. Some kids just sprint, then they can’t run anymore. Only a handful know how to pace themselves. (Having mom there helped, too!)