The girl can rock (and run)

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The tifosi were out early this morning chalking up the finishing straight for their favorite runners at the elementary school fun run.

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Ellie got off to a good, measured start thanks to her friend Annemarie. Several other 4th-grade girls bolted way out ahead, but she and Annemarie paced themselves.

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Ellie made her move a little past this turn, just keeping up her pace as many of the girls started to fade after a quarter mile. She still had one girl to catch, who was clearly starting to wilt, but would sprint ahead whenever Ellie got near.

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Meanwhile, she was passing boys left and right (they started a minute earlier), and she finally passed the last girl for good around the back of the school. Then she was flying to the finish. I had to sprint all out to keep up with her in the finishing straight. She can run.

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Yes, that’s first place! Way to go girl!

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3 responses to “The girl can rock (and run)

  1. Wow, Ellie the fleet-footed girl! Congratulations on winning FIRST PLACE! How did Anne-Marie place?

  2. Great strategy, and congrats to Ellie 🙂 I don’t quite understand the rocks part of the title—do they carry rocks as a handycap?

  3. that is awesome! way to go

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