Debatable whether running a mile can be considered fun.
But, it is when you earn second place after a great finish. We talked about our tactics for the final eighth of a mile before he went out--sprint, knowing there is an end in site.
And that boy did it. He stayed up with the leader a little behind the entire race. Then right at the end burst forth.
And in a bad mommy moment I cheered for him causing the leader, who thought he was in a comfortable lead, to look behind his shoulder. They were neck-and-neck to the finish, but the leader hit the funnel to the finish line a step ahead of Nick. He was gracious in his second place showing, and we started planning our next race--his request, a 5K for he and I to run together.
Okay, but I don't think I can keep up with your 7 minute miles bud.
Elaine: We can wear our Halloween costumes to church next Wednesday! Oh, but it can't be anything scary or with a mask. I can wear mine!
Ben: Yeah, you can wear a costume, but it can't be scary and it can't have a mask. Well, the only thing a nine-year-old boy is going to wear is something scary with a mask. So they really just told us we can't wear our Halloween costumes to church next week.
When you have a wart removed these days, they inject something to just create a blister that lifts it off. I'm still uneasy about looking at these, but so much easier than having them frozen off when we were little.