This morning my seven year old came downstairs with a big smile on her face. Our short conversation made me realize how unbelievably lucky I am; as a mother, as a runner, and as someone who gets to be both at the same time.
R: Hey mom, yesterday I ran for 8 minutes straight during P.E.
Me: You, did? That is awesome.
R: Well, I did have to take two short breaks to catch my breath, but otherwise I did the whole thing.
Me: Eight minutes is a long time. You should be really proud of yourself. Where did you do the run?
R: Oh, our class did it together in the gym.
Me: What fun. How did it make you feel?
R: I felt like I was flying; like a superhero.
Me: Ah. I know exactly what you mean.
And then off we flew.
Listen to these:
Superman - R.E.M.
Powerman - The Kinks
I Was Zapped By the Lucky Super Rainbow - Flaming Lips