As we were sitting in the car this morning, waiting for 7:45 to get here so Kaitlyn could start her school day, we got to talking about our running schedule. Since Kaitlyn is my running buddy, I have to make sure to enter her into a few events that I am running.
We are both most excited about the YMCA Trick or Trot coming up in October. It is a night race on a Friday night, so that will be a lot of fun. Kaitlyn is insistent that she wears a costume for the run, and if that makes her happy, I am all for it. Then, she gave me a dose of bad news. She does not want to run with me.
It turns out that she feels like I slow her down some. I offered to run with her, but not hold her hand during the run, and she was not buying. She just knows that I will lose sight of her because she runs so fast. I tried to convince her that I could probably keep up, but nothing seemed to work. Until I reminded her that it was in the dark. Then, she seemed a little more accepting of the fact of having her slow dad run by her.
For the record, I may not be a Usain Bolt speed demon, but I think I can keep up with Kaitlyn! At least I can keep up with her for now; that is likely to change in the coming years.