Friday, March 18, 2011

5 years old, 5 kilometers (video)

A couple of months ago, Chickie and I went out for a 5 km (3.1 mile) run. I was pushing Zoodle in the double jogging stroller. Honestly, I pushed Chickie too hard. In the middle, she was exhausted and frustrated, so she rode in the stroller for about half a mile. And at the end, she said she never wanted to go that far again.

Fast forward to yesterday. Chickie informed me she wanted to try that long run again. See, challenging runs are kind of like natural childbirth. You may say it's the last time right after you finish, but then the pain memories fade, and the miracle remains, and you realize that not only was it worth it; you might want to experience it again. So apparently Chickie's pain amnesia had enough time to set in, and she was ready to try again!

This time, she completed the entire 3.1 miles! I am so proud of her! We utilized a 2 minute run/1 minute walk strategy (with some extra walking times thrown in here and there.) It was really challenging for her, but she stuck with it. (And while the pace was twice as slow as my usual 5K pace, I was pushing Zoodle in the jogging stroller, so I got a pretty good workout too.)

When we finished, a neighborhood kid looked at Chickie and commented, "She looks tired!" Well, she wasn't the only one....

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Once Zoodle was settled in his room, I interviewed Chickie about her long run. Enjoy!

7 comments:

Tia said...

That is awesome! Go chickie!!

Melinda said...

Way to go Chickie! You should be very proud of yourself. You ran a lot farther than I could have!

Toni said...

Way to go, Chickie!! WAY better than I could have done!

The Kiddo really enjoyed the interview too. His words: "That was great!"

Z said...

Lol!

Call Me Cate said...

Very impressive, Chickie! Now we just need to work on Zoodle and you can ditch the stroller completely!

Eternal Lizdom said...

"You wanna do it again?"

"Naaah"

I feel HER!!!!

Great job mom and Chickie and way to snooze in the cool Spiderman T, Zoodle!

SurvivorBlessing said...

Very impressive. Coqui actually watched the video of Chickie and said that he wanted to go run also. Now I am sure if I ask him again in two days, he thinks differently, but maybe one day, Chickie will be enough of an influence for him to actually go out with me....

Go Chickie Go!