Thursday, May 28, 2015

Race Update

So many people supporting Ayden Jane - she feels the love and support!! She gets so excited with the shirt filling up. She grins and jumps up and down. It's adorable. The money, well she doesn't really get the values too much but is happy that she is doing something to help find answers for herself and all her friends. I think in the end, it is just so great for her to be able to feel like she is taking charge of the syndrome in some way and know that lots of people are willing to help.

Ayden Jane is still into the running. She has run 17 minutes consecutive and will be at 20 by the end of the week. She has been great about going and I pretty much just let her run as slow as she wants... I figure it's as much about the commitment of time and effort as it is about racing.

No idea how race day will actually go. Her pace is painfully slow so the 30 minute run our training program works up to is only going to cover the first couple miles. I am sure typically, those who have followed the plan are not finishing the entire race in 30 minutes, (it is couch to 5k) but that race day excitement gets them through the extra 5-10 minutes necessary. Hoping for the best.

What I do know is that we are going to make crossing that finish line a BIG deal. She has stuck to a program of running for 8 weeks already and that's an achievement!!

Since it is hot here in South Carolina, we wait until evening to run. The only problem with that is often the running comes after a fun filled day of boogie boarding, playing in the ocean and swimming in the pool. She has been sun drained and literally spent hours in the water and still drug her little body out to run.

Here is the link again if you are interested in adding your name to her list of supporters! She has the entire front of her shirt totally available!!

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