I was already in the Halloween spirit with my students! I wore my mummy outfit and chased them a bit as we ran our progressive marathon.
It was Red Ribbon Week at school and this running club day was Scare Drugs Away (wear Halloween colors or clothing) so many of the students were dressed up, too!
This week’s running theme was running strong! I love that this students wrote about how she feels stronger since she didn’t have pain in her stomach.
I talked to my students about how running a marathon isn’t about sprinting or running fast the whole time. We discussed how running strong is powerful because we can’t all run fast, but we can all run strong.
This talk was for my students who are like me. They may not be natural runners but they can keep working on feeling strong. I told my students that although I am not fast, I keep on running and I walk when I have to but I keep going. I explained that strength can be measured in many ways. People feel strong with they are fast. People feel strong because they keep moving. People feel strong because they don’t give up. We can all feel strong in our own way.
I can tell that my students are getting stronger by their level of excitement when we run and how proud they are when they share how many laps they ran. 🙂
Your path, your pace, Tam