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Run for fun

November 25th, 2012

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Fun times for Madeline Grace and Ellison - the two smiley faces in the background.
Fun times for Madeline Grace and Ellison - the two smiley faces in the background.

Thanksgiving in Tucson means: family, food, fun, and the Thanksgiving Cross-Country Classic.

This year my sister Jennifer’s family was in town for the festivities and arrived late Wednesday night.  Jennifer’s 9-year-old daughter, Ellison, despite her comment, “I don’t run,”  wanted to run with our daughter, Madeline and was much less daunted by the prospect of 1.5 hilly, muddy, miles than her mother.

So run they did.  And as the pictures indicate - a fun time was had by both girls.

Running is the original play, the original fun, and it’s making a comeback.  Don’t let the description “running race” or a relative lack of training discourage you from participating.  As long as it’s relatively short, your kids will be fine.  And it’s hard to find a better catalyst for fun times than a starting line and lots of “friends.” 

So check your local events bulletin board and sign yourself and your kids up. 

Who knows - maybe the experience will lead to a desire to make running a more frequent occurrence - for you and your kids.

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