Ayden Jane is on Wednesday of week 2 for this training program. That puts her on target to run her first 5k at the One Small Step race in Spartanburg! She has taken on the challenge with our friend Gwyn (mom to Ellie). They are checking in with each other after completing training.
Ayden Jane is really excited for this and I am not sure how much of the running she can do, but so far she is determined.
Tonight we learned the valuable lesson that it is better to run before supper rather than after. She had a big supper - well, too much soup and likely a bit of pool water after swim team. Definitely had the sloshing, big belly working. She pushed through it though because Mrs. Gwyn had sent her a picture earlier in the day and AJ will not be out done!
During the walking part Ayden Jane asked me about raising money with the run. It was sweet as she wanted to know why people donate money because she is running. Or why do they want to help find answers to Prader Willi Syndrome. Mostly, she likes to hear that people send money because they love her.
I am going to let her get another week into the training before doing much else to promote the fund raising part but how can you resist a kid who wants to take on big challenges (on top of all she already does) to help raise funds for researchers and incredible doctors like Dr. Miller who believe in her and her friends.
Here is the link to her fundraising page. We will have to come up with some way to show her all those people who are rooting for her - like the paper chain she made last time. Let me know if you have any ideas!