As an after school activity, Eli joined the 4th and 5th grade Junior Cross Country Team at his International School in Addis Ababa. Fourteen practices later, he continues to improve and get stronger. Last Thursday he ran a 1 mile time trial in 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
On Saturday he had his first "fun run" at another international school and ran a 1K in 4 minutes and 5 seconds. He placed third for the elementary runners with a course that was quite hilly. He is only in 4th grade, but shows a love for running. Way to go Eli!
p.s. After the race, he wanted the pain to stop in his legs. hee, hee, hee How I wish I could take the pain away. I know (very well) that running hurts sometimes or better yet most of the time! Yikes!