Thursday, November 11, 2010


I need to post something quick just to step back into the blogosphere. Just a little something.

So here goes: I've got two new running pals! Dane and Aubrey love to run.

I should've seen this coming, since they're fun and active and they like to root for me when I get off my fanny to run, but they've taken their running to new levels just in the past months.

As I wrote earlier, they placed 2nd and 3rd overall for the Siskiyou Challenge One-Mile Fun Run. That was exciting -- I also think it's what gave them the bug.

Next, the school lap-a-thon fundraiser took place. Aubs ran 11 laps, which was high or average for girls in her third grade class. Good job, Aubs. Then Dane... Wait, he needs his own paragraph.

Dane ran 26 laps and set a school record! He just set out, on fire, and kept going -- for 6 -1/2 miles! (That's what 26 laps equals, in case it's been a while since you were on a track.) Dane reflected after school that day that it was weird to have people high-fiving him and smiling at him all day after that (a dose of fame?), and the next morning he crawled his weary body out of his room, moaning (without a hint of a smile) because his legs were so sore. He'd played an hour of soccer the night of the run, too.

So Dane and Aubs have got the running bug.

And Aubrey just won her first little competition -- at the Halloween Monster Dash.

Dane and Aubs and I decided to do the 5k (instead of the 1-mile). Aubs and I chose to stick together, but Dane took off like a rocket. He kept his pace (maybe a 9-minute mile?) and finished 62nd overall, 6th of 11 in his age group (10-12 years, I think).

Aubs and I kept a steady clip while holding hands -- she in Miss Piggy ears and nose, me in a curly purple wig and gown -- and happily crossed the finish line together averaging about a 12-minute mile. We got a phone call a couple days later, though, instructing Aubrey to come pick up her award: sunglasses, a free movie pass, and a certficate saying she'd won her division. Ages 0-8. :) Good job, Aubs.

Okay, post finished. I'm up and running.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking a 'time out' from reading and evaluating your students writings.
I'll be walking behind you runners - no running for me. I do admire how you're all running together - that's neat. Can Sharly keep up?
Go! Reynolds '4'! Go!

JJJ/ Grammy Jan Jan and Mom

Note the Reynolds '4', Mick, are you joining them?

anjie said...

Sharly can definitely keep up! She runs with me on my Sprint 20-minute workouts. However, she's not really allowed to do our fun runs with us. Boo-and-a-hoo.

Mick, I'm sure, would run if he could -- but that miniscus tear in his knee 15 years ago did him in. He's happy to stand in his Halloween cowgirl outfit and yip us on.

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO Iowa Street Reynolds Family! I just emailed you an interesting article from The new Yorker on the ever changing world of running excellence. Hope you enjoy it.


Jennie Englund said...

You guys have some good family stuff going on!

Anonymous said...

Way to go. All of you. I am so impressed.
Anj, reminds me of when you were in elementary school and used to run...can't remember the coach teacher's name, but he said you were a natural. Still at it!
It's wonderful Dane and Aubs are in to it. Whoohoo, you three (and Sharly).

Mom / Mema