Saturday, March 24, 2012

Two of My Favorite Things in One Day: Running and School!

Each year our school has a 5K/10K Walk and Run as well as a 1K Kids Fun Run.  Our PE teacher has a running club for the 3rd and 4th graders.  There were a total of 35 students who ran the 5K!  One of them was one of my 2nd graders!  Here's a picture of us before the run...still happy and motivated!
I'll tell you what. When your students know you have run a marathon, they sure do have high expectations for a 10K!!!  Haha.  The weather was a perfect 54 degrees with little wind.  We had a wonderful turn out, and the PTO made some great money for our school too.

This is definitely my favorite event at our school!  Fitness, fun, teacher friends, and students being active and learning about our selves outside of the classroom.

To top off the day, my sister ran her first 5K, and ROCKED it!  I am so proud of her!  Afterward she shared how glad she was to do it because it gave her the confidence to perform that way on her own.

What was your first race?  Were your thoughts as positive as my sister's? Leave a comment so we can all hear about our firsts (or the first one we plan on doing).


Rachel said...

I can't remember my first 5k, but do remember when I actually reached my goal time! It was such a feeling of accomplishment to know that can actually run that fast:)

mtompkins said...

I ran my first 5k in December. I was so proud of myself because I am soooo not a runner. I've been running more since then. I'm training for my first half-marathon in May. I've also been running in mud runs (races with obstacles and of course, mud pits!). Just did the Big Sur Mud Run today, a 5 miler. :)

WILD About First Grade!

Krista Mahan said...

Who is that beautiful little girl!?!? :)