|playing with mommy's trophy|
It amazed me how much their running styles fit their personalities. Will goes full force in life and does everything with an abundance of confidence and passion. With his running, he sprints (and he is FAST!) and then comes to a screeching halt after a couple of minutes and says "THAT was AWESOME. I AM SO AWESOME!" No shortage of ego in this guy. He cracks himself up the whole way.
Abby is much more conservative and calculating with everything she does. She is careful and thoughtful and talks things through at great length. If you have a conversation with Abby, be prepared to talk with her for a while. She is funny and sweet and has A LOT to say, always. With her running, the whole time she was moving she was observing herself. Not really complaining (I'm sure that will come at some point during our training!), but noticing and commenting on everything. She takes it all in and likes to share everything that is on her mind. She also continually reminded her brother that he needs to PACE HIMSELF or he will get too tired. She had it all figured out.
I love sharing my joy for running with my two big kids. I love that they are inspired to exercise and to do their best and do it together. One of the MANY reasons that running is so important to me is because of the message it sends my children. About caring for our bodies and souls and making time for ourselves. About doing our best, only competing with ourselves. I'm not hoping they will be track stars or cross country runners necessarily, though that would be great. What I'm hoping is that they will always get great joy out moving their bodies and being healthy. I can't wait for our next training run together. Now, I just need to find a race for us :o)