Today I saw myself in the storm-filled eyes of my 9-year-old. He was feeling the weight of everything and couldn’t self-regulate. As I came to a parenting dead end, I surprised myself (and him) as I sternly said, “we’re going for a run.” Through tears and verbal protest, he changed into his workout gear, and we headed out the door. He didn’t stop. He didn’t want to stop. But a little over a mile in (!), I noticed a shift in the way he carried his body and softening on his face. Slowly, he was able to emerge from his rage. We slowed to a walk as he grabbed my hand, and we took some time to talk through everything that was on his mind. And then we ran home. 3.2 miles - his first run. He came back a changed boy and just a few minutes ago, asked if maybe we could do that again sometime. I’m smiling ear to ear. I am SO grateful for this gift that we are so privileged to take advantage of. I ❤ Running.
ALL RUNS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL
- A feel good running experience for every body
- Treadmill-based interval and strength training classes in a supportive, light flashing, music bumping, “we’re in this together” environment. Work up a sweat, take down some distance, make some friends and surprise yourself while the minutes and miles fly by.
- No Experience Required. All Levels and Walkers Welcome.