My 15-year-old is the new runner in the family.
He used to run with me, but even before I got pregnant, I just started holding him up.
At the same time, he still hasn't beaten my best 5K time, which is odd. It's clearly not because he can't. I think it's more a matter of miscalculation. I don't have anywhere near his athleticism, but it's a matter of strategy as well.
I'm hoping he'll annihilate my time soon.
I think there's a good chance he will; some of his problem is that he was concerned with how his heart behaved after sprints. So, one of my doctor errands this month was to take him to get a treadmill test.
The results were outstanding. Everything is normal. In fact, according to our family doctor, he's in excellent condition: "You must run," the doc said.
3 days ago