Last month I blogged about my 9 year old daughter's goal to run 3 miles and how we were working up to it, running a little farther each weekend.
Well, on Saturday she did it!
She ran 3 miles!!
And a pretty good time, too -- 30 minutes 46 seconds, so averaging 10 min. and 15 sec. per mile.
I'm so proud of my daughter, she is a person who not only sets high goals for herself but works hard to achieve her goals! I can't wait to see how God is going to use her drive for His glory!
Based on how far we'd run the weekend the before, we thought she'd achieve her goal this weekend, so my husband and our other 3 kids came to the park and were there to cheer her on as she finished the last bit of the 3rd mile. It was very special! What I also loved was that as we ran around the 3 mile running loop, other runners, strangers to us who didn't even know she was trying to run 3 miles for the 1st time, were encouraging my girl, telling her things like, "Good Job!" and "You go, girl!"
Here we are after the run (she looks a whole lot better than I do!), right before we celebrated with chocolate shakes: