By Colleen, age 12
Tomorrow is the annual Loon Lake 4th of July 5.5k race. The course is a hilly loop around Loon Lake. I went up there to train on Thursday, not remembering how many hills there were. I was able to run two full miles before a pain in my leg forced me to start walking. I eventually stopped when Mom and Aunt Traci came to check on me in my cousins’ grandma’s golf cart after their run. My leg still kind of hurts, but I am confident I can complete the race tomorrow.
Before going to Loon Lake, Mom and I went to Dick’s to get me new running shoes. My old cross country shoes had gotten pretty beat up. I forgot what it was like to run in shoes that still had the fabric attached!
Can’t wait til tomorrow!