Thursday, October 27, 2011

i ran a marathon

Marathon-5x7

Earlier this year, a (fabulous) group of parents at my kids' school, hoping to keep their little ones on their feet and off the sofa, banded together to start an informal running club. It has caught on faster than free cupcakes! At least a third (if not half) of the school is now enrolled. Twice a week, the kids fly out the door, drop their backpacks by the entrance and begin their 1/2 mile forays around the block, supervised & cheered on by parents at frequent checkpoints. Some sprint in quest of the speedy finish, some jog with their teachers, some lope along in dreamland, some stroll with their friends, some walk backwards -- the main goal is just to get everyone moving. The other is to have completed one marathon by the end of the school year. But only 2 months into the school year, some kids have already completed their first marathon and are on to the second. Amazing what can be done when exercise is fun. I found the whole thing quite doodleworthy and made a poster for the ones who make it to the finish line. Also, as Rachel would say, it has been Etsy added with love.

10 comments:

cath c said...

that is fabulous!

rachel awes said...

funny thing, friend..
i am just back from a run
& reading your post...
my very body celebrates with you.
added with love. to you always.
xox

We Three 3 said...

what a great idea to get kids moving! Love your doodle:)

bohemiannie! art said...

WAY cool!

Bella Sinclair said...

WOOOOOO! Way to get the little ones (and big ones) moving! That is such a great idea, and whoa, am I impressed that some have already completed marathons. Good grief, I'm a slug!

Candied Fabrics said...

Oh, this is awesomely fabulous!

Andria said...

Maybe someday I'll "earn" one of these! I am trying to run for the first time in my life. I'm a long way from a marathon, but I've come a long way from the sofa! What a great program for the kids.

kristen said...

Oh all you beautiful people that do yoga and run and are artsy to boot! The inspiration will soon turn to perspiration for me (I hope) but so far I just lift weight every morning...(or sometimes it is just called "getting out of bed"! LOL
xokp

Judy H in NC said...

Maybe that's what I need, someone to cheer me on! And a marathon a 1/2 mile at a time is still a marathon. This is hopefully a habit that will continue throughout their lifes.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Popped by to tell you that I really enjoyed listening to your interview with Ricë over at Voodoo Café. Also enjoyed your very creative blog that is just a lot of fun.
Bravo!
best from Tunisia,
nadia