I talked about the importance of exercise and nutrition. Zeke discussed 24 hour racing and how the boys need to properly treat and respect the girls. I even think he mentioned a paddle. Bruce talked about bikes and safety. Coach Davis manned the fourth station which showed a DVD of the 2009 TransRockies. Amazingly, the kids got into that and did not want to leave when their time was up.
The funniest question/discussion was with an 8 year old girl. It went like this:
- Girl: How old are you?
- Me: 41
- Girl: Oh my God, you are older that my mamaw! (Southern for grandmother).
- Me: Really?
- Girl: No offense.
- Me: None taken. (This whole time I was doing the math.)
If I was able to reach just a small percentage of these kids, my mission is accomplished. Hopefully, the next time one goes grocery shopping with their Mom, he/she will say, "You know Mom, the healthiest food is on the perimeter of the store." Or, "Dad, please come outside and play with me. Dr. Lowery says I need at least 60 minutes of outdoor activity per day." Or, "Pass the broccoli please."
I will be going to City Park next week. In the meantime, I need to pound the pavement pretty hard as I am still well short of my monetary goal.
In other news, I did get the Specialized grant for some bikes, helmets, and gloves to give as prizes for the Guess How Miles I Will Ride in 24 Hours contest. Thanks to the gracious donations from Citizen's National Bank, Athens Federal Bank, Southeast United Bank, and Jackson and Runyan C.P.A.'s, I will be able to purchase the remainder of the prizes needed. Thank you everyone!