When I'm not over thinking my own pursuits I like to over think my daughter's pursuits. Okay, maybe not, well maybe a little. For the second year in a row I am coaching a group of girls through the Mini-Mermaid Running Club a program that was founded by those great women over at Mermaid Series. The program is geared for girls in the 2nd - 5th grades, we aim to instill a love of running as well as to learn to love themselves. At the end of the 6 week program we run the Mermaid Series 5k in San Francisco. I originally did this program last year because my daughter loves to run but being in the first grade there just weren't many options for her. I started a team on a trial basis with 6 first graders to see how it went. Well it was such a great and positive experience for everyone that I'm back doing it again this year.
We just passed the halfway mark of our program with our practice race. Basically I set up the day to be as similar to race day as possible. This means I brought music, snacks, race bibs, created an aid station and we had a dance party after the race. Being at the halfway point meant the girls had to run 1.5 miles or 6 laps around our track.
|TriSports sent us a bunch of goodies for the girls!|
|My 4 year old Mini-Mini Mermaid running her heart out|
|She never wants to be out down by the older girls|
|Our aid station thanks to TriSports|
|All of the girls ended up running an extra lap to make sure our Mini-Mini achieved all of her 6 laps|