By Colleen, age 11
Since Mom and Ben are both injured weaklings right now, Aunt Traci offered to be my running coach to help me get ready for cross country.
At first I was scared she would be too tough on me. Wednesday we did 2 miles together after Mom did something to her hamstring. She wasn’t actually too hard on me, but I set higher goals for myself because I didn’t want to disappoint her. I didn’t get a pr but I did run pretty hard at times and it was a good run.
Yesterday Mom still couldn’t run and when she woke me up she said, “Guess what, you are doing 4 miles with Traci today.” I wish she wouldn’t have told me ahead of time because I worried about it all morning. I was afraid Aunt Traci would “crack the whip” on me. It was pretty hard, but I was surprised that I could go the distance and do it about the same pace as my 2-mile runs. I still walked some, but not too much.
Aunt Traci is fun to talk to during our runs. Also, she and I decided to text each other when we do planks at night. I think Mom is starting to be jealous that her two favorite running partners are running without her!