Monday, June 7, 2010

There she goes...



Our oldest daughter loves to run errands. And by this, I do mean run, as she is only eleven and can't yet drive! ;) But as one of my closest friends lives right next door, she often runs cookies over, or maybe a few things I picked up for my friend at the store. (We shop for each other often!)

This year, our daughter discovered a love for running, and that she had a gift for it as well. At her elementary school, they have running day twice weekly, for about 15 minutes after lunch~ the kids run as many laps as they want, and receive dots on their hand for each lap. The teachers then record their laps, and this year our daughter ran 43 miles, most of the laps run during just the last trimester! (She totaled well over 200 laps!)




And because our school received a Nike grant this year, she won a free pair of running shoes as the top 5th grade female runner. She was very excited! :) She wanted to put them on right afterward!




And now she isn't dreading the transition to middle school as much anymore. They have a track team, and she is considering joining. But I see that whether she does it in middle school or chooses to wait until high school, running (and finding she is good at it!) has been such a confidence booster for her!

Because when you are eleven and growing up~ or even an adult for that matter~ it is important to have something you are good at, that you love doing! Don't you think? :)






8 comments:

Amber M. said...

WAY TO GO, girl!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

What a great post! Congrats to your daughter!

I ran at that age too~ The two things that helped me with confidence was reading and running...I did alot of both!

I mostly read now-Ha Ha!

Love,
Me

Amy S. said...

That's wonderful that she found something she's really good at and something that she loves! Good for her!
I'm off this Friday if you want to meet for lunch. :)

Tracey said...

That's wonderful! Congratulations to your daughter....xxx

Southern Belle said...

How neat. Tell my niece I am so PROUD of her. Run, Rose, Run!

Liz said...

That is just awesome! Congrats to her!

Kelli at Lovely Vintage Cottage Life said...

THat is so great Jenni! Good for her. My daughter has found her love in Basketball. Great story. Have a wonderful day :)

Jenny said...

Wow! What an accomplishment! You must be mighty proud!