Yesterday, Run SMART Kids kicked off at PS 77, Lower Lab School – our fourth school in New York City! We’re working with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students there.
One of the best parts of the first day was how confident the kids were about how many gym laps they could run without stopping. Some said up to forty which was pretty cool. But a few learned quickly they’ll have to pace themselves a little better if they want to reach their goal by the end of the program.
Another encouraging sign were the answers we got on the questionnaires for, “Name one running goal you’d like to reach by the end of the running program.” I thought these were great:
– “To run more often”
– “To run faster”
– “Be able to run for longer periods of time” (most popular answer)
– “Be able to run a lot on a daily basis”
– “Run at least 30 laps”
– “Win at least three running races”
– “Run six miles”