When Suncoast Running offered a children’s running class, I enrolled the girls. Over 6 weeks, Coach Lynn would teach the kids how to run a mile by demonstrating how to pace and the difference between a fast pace and an easy pace.
For the last class, the kids ran a ½ mile race…
and all the young participants received a medal.
The running class and the medals prepared the girls for the Gasparilla Jr. Race the following weekend. Based on their age groups, Emmalynn ran 1/8 of a mile and Allana ran one mile.
Both girls applied what they had learned in their running class and paced themselves beautifully. Coach Lynn would have been proud because Allan and I were definitely proud of our girls.
But I think Emmalynn and Allana were the proudest of their achievements.