Facebook has a Running page I follow. This week, it came up with a Run a Mile a Day in March. I thought that sounded easy enough, and so I "joined" the group. And I "invited" lots of family and friends to do the same.
This morning, my niece Amy decided to take it a step further (and she accuses me of being an overachiever!!) and she created a Family March Running event, and sent it out to Aunties, Uncles, Cousins, and family friends.
As I say, we are nothing if not competitive.
The deal is to run one mile each day. Yesterday I ran 2 miles. Today, that Spouse o' Mine and I ran 5 miles. Let me clarify: that run had some walk going on in it. Just to be CRYSTAL CLEAR.
Some of the young bucks of the family have gone online, lamenting their 7-minute miles and such. Pooh-pooh. My two miles were thus: a twelve-minute mile out and a thirteen-minute back. This afternoon, I think my miles averaged fourteen or fifteen minutes.
But the fun of the deal is just that: we are having fun. Family fun, even though we live hundreds and perhaps thousands of miles from each other. That song in your head? "We Are Family..."