In preparation for cross-country in the fall, Madeline and I headed out on several runs this month to get her body ready for running with the Kokopelli run club. Her goal was to be able to run 1-1.5 miles without stopping. We spent a few different times working up to that. She amazed me with her incredible endurance at such a young age. I could see that she had fight in her just like Emma. At the end of our training sessions this month we decided that we would wait one more year before starting with Kokopelli. One more year would give her more time to grow and mature before handling the rigors of more intense running. The goal, after all, is for running to be fun.