Kami has also been training for cross country, which has been another big time commitment! She started in on that a couple of weeks after school let out, went easy a couple of weeks while she got one of her feet feeling better, and has been running stronger and longer since then. I wish that I had gotten a picture of her running with her cousin, Emma Gee. They went running all one week together, but Emma was going at 6:00 a.m. and Kami likes to go in the evening. Plus, Emma is an AMAZING runner and Kami was afraid that she would slow her down. Shawn's Uncle Kerry wrote up an individualized training program for Kami that she has been following and includes long runs, hill runs and interval runs at the track.
The little kids like going to the track, and the first day, Isabelle surprised me by running two miles without stopping! Not bad for an almost seven year old! I was impressed. This is what she looked like afterwards:
|Kami, Maddie, Isabelle, Nolan, and Eli|
I have been on almost every run with Kami - not running myself, but keeping an eye on her because I am one of those over-protective moms. Many times I have a car load of kids with me. I love this picture from my phone of all the kids starting out on a run with Kami and Eli when he was here:
Eli is such an AWESOME uncle! He ran every day with Kami and she absolutely loved it!