Thursday, September 4, 2008

...Your Kids Can Run a Marathon...A 1/2 mile at a time!

My son Super loves to run. But not everyone does. My son Tutone is more of a sprinter than a runner. But whether you run, sprint, jog, or walk, getting out there every day and exercising is important. Sometimes our kids (and we) just need a little motivation.

So check this out. Marathon Kids is a fitness program that encourages kids to run/walk 26.2 miles in 6 months. Marathon Kids also encourages you to vow to eat 5 fruits and vegetables for 26.2 days out of the month, a rather clever play on the marathon theme.

They have "kick off" events in 7 communities across the country. But even if they are not in your area yet, there is no reason for you not to participate with your kids!

What are you waiting for? Don't let your child become one of the millions of Americans who have to learn later in life what it means to eat right and live a healthy lifestyle!

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