Congrats Little Miss Runner's Legs!
My little niece (age 7) was in a race this weekend. She asked her parents to be in it because she wanted to run it. It was a mile long! I think she was crazy (I mean courageous, bless her heart!). I remember being in elementary school and having to run the 300 yard thingy - I almost threw up. I was always with the kids in the back walking and the teacher would be screaming, "Come on, come on, run in, run in." But I couldn't. As I recall, this was third grade. And here Little Miss Runner's Legs had decided to run a mile long race in first grade mind you. (I am calling her "Miss Runner's Legs" because her mom wants her to remain annonymous, and her mom says she has runner's legs like her dad.) When I heard this weekend that she had signed up to run, I didn't think she would make it to the end. After all, what seven year old has any concept of a mile? But she made it all the way. And she was beaming because she "won an award and a t-shirt". Never mind that all the other kids that finished "won" also. She was very proud of herself. And she should be too!