I had to cut Tuesday’s speed work short. My 7-year-old had to test for her next tae kwon do belt, so I took her that evening and watched her showcase her forms, one-step sparring, Korean vocabulary, and the big finale: breaking a board with her hand (Until now, she’s broken them with her foot). She rocked.
Next up, my 3-year-old had her first tennis lesson. My husband took her to that, but I really wish I could have seen her in action. While I’ve bragged recently about the Bean’s running and tae kwon do, my youngest seems to be the natural athlete of the house. She’s just finished up soccer and can kick like a champ, already at age 3. We decided to give tennis a try after our neighbor convinced us she’s a natural — holding the racket and striking every ball he tossed at her — on several occasions, mind you.
These girls. My girls. They keep us busy. They have endless, sometimes exhausting, energy but they just amaze me. I know my training is keeping me more distracted than I’d like to be right now, but I still get these moments when I’m just bowled over by them.
Life is good.
…and so is the training this week. My runs have felt good and I’m up for my last long run — a Saturday 12-miler — this weekend. After that, it’s fairly smooth sailing until race day. And, I’m looking forward to seeing my blog partners.
Oh, and Happy Halloween. I just realized that would have been the obvious thing to blog about. Maybe next year.