Saturday, April 10, 2010

Never underestimate the power of a penguin

When I was in Jr. High we had to run a mile every Friday. This was honestly the bane of my existence. Running and I are not friends, we never have been and I highly doubt that relationship will ever change. Because I never finished in the required time I got a C in PE. Shameful, I know. I now have a child who will soon be entering the middle school world, and I want to conquer this challenge as well as give her some practice so I came up with a deal for my children. There is a website called club penguin that they are currently obsessed with, but they need a membership to access the best of the games. So I told them when they could run an entire mile I would buy them a six month membership. I figured they would be excellent at motivating me, and the prize I offered was exactly what they wanted. I also figured we would have to do a few training sessions before I would have to pay up. I was wrong. Kaylee, Ashton & Aiden all ran the entire mile. Aiden even finished 1/2 a lap in front of me! So now I have to pay up much sooner than I expected, and think of more motivators so they will still want to go to the track with me.
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