Saturday, January 7, 2012

Running Lessons

The Five S's of sports training are: Stamina, Speed, Strength, Skill and Spirit;
 but the greatest of these is Spirit.
~~Ken Doherty

Lesson One:
 Get ready. Dress for the occasion.
Lesson Two:
Stand in line and wait your turn.
This is 20-month-old Landon, ready for a 1-3-year-old 100-meter kids' race.

Lesson Three:
When they count down from 3, to 2, to 1, and say "GO!" you can go!!!
It's fun to run!

Lesson Four:
 My mom doesn't need to carry me.
I can do it myself!

Lesson Five:
 Sometimes I fall down... hurts, but I can get back up...

...and go again!

Lesson Six:
I finish what I start.

Lesson Seven:
When Mom likes what I do, we do high-fives!

...and Dad rides me on his shoulders.

You have a choice.
You can throw in the towel,
or use it to wipe the sweat off your face.


Anonymous said...

It looks like you've been having lots of family fun-time recently!

S. Etole said...

Lots of good lessons to learn at an early age.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

How adorable! Marathoner in the making. Me thinks!

RuneE said...

He had The Spirit! If you have that, you can go far.


Good rules for life, Becky.

This is an adorable post.


Nancy said...

Oh good. I was afraid this post was going to be about teaching me to run. And that wouldn't be pretty. I much preferred the adorable pics :)

Jane said...

Such great lessons learned here...
How much fun! and you caught the spirit in your photos!!!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Aw, how sweet was that. I guess I am nearing the time of becoming a grandparent in the next few years. Seems odd. Seems like mine were just born.

Enjoyed this.

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Becky.
Thanks for your comment on my blog.
Beautiful pictures you show ..... I choose to wipe smith on not throwing the towel ..... NEVER GIVE UP!
We have no real winter in Denmark - but have had a couple of days where there are fallen "a little" snow, but nothing has been lying.
Tomorrow fell again "a little" snow - but it is thawed again .....
Puts the ball into the maybe tomorrow with today's snowfall.
Wishing you a very good day.
Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Helllooowww there you ;-)))))))
Fun to see you're still able to find me (hanging on the very very edge of the earth).
Pffff....I've been waaaay to busy.
And I hope I can keep up with this little bloke. Great shots of this cutiepie.

And your previous post....wowow I'd better not let Mac see all those Tooth! He'll come fly over to get some too. Boy what fun.

So for now my friend. Have a great day and talk soon.
Soft hugs Dagmar
X (smack) send you in a kiss too.

tammy j said...

oh good grief!
he went from baby to toddler too soon! he's adorable. what is it about little tow-headed people? they are like miniature angels.
one of my favorite pics is of him asleep. you can see the faint blue-ish tinge on his eyelids and he had silky angel hair even then.
i admire your family for its running spirit! i admire from the sidelines. lol.
tammy j

Debbie said...

How sweet, Becky! Looks like everyone had a fun day of running.
Great post!

Donna said...

The most adorable marathoner I have ever seen!! Good for him, Becky!!

Leslie said...

what a darling little man... looks like you all are having fun!

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ELK said...

what a fabulous collection of great moments here..i so enjoyed this !!

Cobalt Violet said...

Great post! What a cutie-pie!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Aww, so cute! Happy new year to you and yours :)

Pooch Purple Reign said...

such a cutie !!
happy 2012 becky !
~laura xx