My husband is never off on Wednesday because that's when his Boss is off, but today he just happened to be off. To Lyssa's joy and delight, her daddy was going to do the McBride Mile with her. So, to the school we went.
Now, I'm the first one to admit that I don't actually know the reason for the "McBride Mile" and why the school has parents involved, but I know as a motivation it really helped Lyssa today. I like that it encourages parents and kids to run together, to exercise together, to compete against each other, and to stay active. I am hoping to be able to do the McBride Mile with Lyssa next year, since it will be her last year at McBride. Her time may not be 8 minutes like some, but she did her best and ran with her Daddy. She also shaved almost 9 minutes off last years "walking" time.
|Lyssa entering the stadium|
|Walking out to the starting point|
|and they are off|
|Here they coming walking|
Her daddy is SO good with motivation and he had her doing intervals of 45 seconds of running and 15 seconds of walking.
|She thought she would show out for the camera |
and leave Daddy in the dust
|The home stretch|
|with a finishing time of 11:27, I'm very proud|
|Baby AJ is ready to go|