One of my "purposes" for running (see blog title!) is to set a positive example for my boys. I don't ever want them to dread exercise or struggle with their weight like I have most of my adult life.
Tonight, during bath time, I got some feedback on how this is going with the oldest Walton boy...
Me (overly dramatic, but very concerned): Riley!! What happened to your elbow? You have a scratch!
Riley (concerned, but no drama): I fell down and hurt it.
Me: Today? Did it happen at school?
Riley: Yes, ma'am (and he's learning manners - BONUS!).
Me: What happened?
Riley: I was running fast - LIKE YOU - and I fell down (emphasis added).
Seriously? My heart melted! I love that kid! I have no aspirations (or hope) of being a "fast" runner but as long as my boys think I'm fast, that's good enough.