This morning, my daughter asked me if we could go for a run together this week-end. "Of course," I said, "I would love to." Out of curiosity, I asked her what she liked most about running. She said, "when you run, you can go wherever you want." So true. When you run, I thought, you can not only go anywhere on the map, but you can mentally take yourself to so many different places and across so many levels. I didn't explain this second part to her as she's only seven, but I loved using her quote as another way to explain how I feel about running. So, then I asked her where she wanted to go with me for our run. She smiled and said, "Dunkin Donuts?" Umm. Ok. That's not really what I was thinking, but why not? We'll be getting out there, enjoying the fresh air, moving our legs, and, most importantly, spending time together. Is it healthy to stop mid-run and eat a munchkin? Not really. But all those other things are so much more important that I say, to hell with it; at least for this particular run. I want my daughter to love running. And eventually, I want her to realize that when she's out there on the the road she can go wherever she wants both physically and mentally.
Listen to this:
Where The Kids Are - Blondfire