After Katie and I ran in the Kirby Derby last year, our son said that next year he wanted to run the 5k. I was a little leery of the idea. I didn't know if he understood the commitment that it would take to run that far. We suggested that he could run part of the race with us and he said, "No, I want to run the whole thing." We told him that it would require a lot of work and effort; that he would have to train to run that far. And over the entire Fall and into this Spring he has stuck with the training, running several training runs and calculating his total miles. A couple of times, on really hot days or lengthy runs, he would really struggle and I began to wonder if it was healthy to have a 6 year old running 3.1 miles. But he stuck with the training and often talked the race. Finally last Saturday, Bubba ran his very first 5k!
We had t-shirts made for the event. the whole family was going to participate in support of Bubba.