Running Club News

January 2016

New Year's Resolutions

It's that time of year when everyone is talking about their New Year's Resolution. Students will be learning about setting SMART goals during guidance. When making a goal, it needs to be more specific than "I will behave better" or "I will read more." The goal should be a specific action or event and should be measurable. Make sure the goal is achievable and realistic based on current performance. Finally, set a time frame to complete the goal.

An online article from The American Academy of Pediatrics (12/8/14), titled Healthy New Year's Resolutions for Kids has some great suggestions. Some goals for elementary aged students include: "I will drink reduced-fat milk and water every day and drink soda and fruit drinks only at special times." "I will never encourage or watch bullying and will tell an adult when I see it happen."

You can even set the same goal for every member in your family such as "I will walk or run three times a week for 30 minutes." "I will eat two servings of fruits and vegetables every day." Make sure you state each goal as a positive statement, avoiding the words not or don't. Write your goals down and post them for everyone to see as a reminder. This also helps to keep each other accountable.

Running Club Dates (3:30 - 4:40)

January 6

January 13

February 3

February 10

March 2

March 9

April 6

April 13

I may make it weekly in March and April to get the students ready for our Millbridge 5K on:

Saturday, April 30

Running in the Cold Weather

With the weather colder now, please make sure your child dresses in layers. If the temperature is above 40, we will go outside. They should bring a hat or wrap for their ears to stay warm. If they run the majority of the time, the body will heat up and it will feel 10 - 15 degrees warmer than the actual temperature. If they are a walker, they may want heavier layers and should be wearing gloves. We will be warming up inside before we go outside. If the temperature does drop below 40 on a running club day, we will have indoor centers.

Millbridge 5K

Saturday, April 30th, 9am

155 Ed Deal Road

China Grove, NC

Mark your calendar for our annual 5K!