The Short Version
Riley RAN a mile tonight.
The Long Version
Her incentive was a monster cookie from Publix. Gotta love extrinsic motivation. She even got dressed in a tank top for the occasion. We headed to the track after Kid-Watch and playground time at the YMCA. We had to wait for Shawn to get done playing hockey. Then he watched the littles while Riley and I took off for the first two laps. She ran the majority of the time with a couple ten-second walking breaks. But she never stopped moving. And she never complained. She just kept on trucking. We held hands for part of our laps. I told her a He-Man and She-Ra story for another part. Then Shawn took over. He even carried Adrian while jogging with her for half a lap. Sidney and I cheered. Riley finished with a sprint to the finish. She did awesome! Adrian and Sidney let her ride the stroller back to the car. Tomorrow, we will head to Publix.
I think I will offer a monster cookie to myself if I pass my translation exam in Spanish at the end of the summer. I need some motivation to keep studying.
So, so proud of my little runner.
PS Sidney is cutting a tooth! Her first one. That news seemed to fit this post, too.