How Many Laps Can A Six Year-Old Run? Wanna Bet?


American kids are getting fat. They never move. They play video games. They watch TV. School lunches are Hot Cheetos and Mountain Dew.

Or so we’re told.

Visit our six year-old Lucinda’s school between 7:30 and 8:30 in the morning and you’ll find more kids than you can easily count running laps around their school track. Fourteen times around is one mile and every time the kids complete a mile they get a little plastic foot to add to their bracelet or necklace. Lucinda has nearly twenty feet since she started kindergarten — it’s barely November and she’s already run nearly twenty miles before school. See the photo of her showing off a few of her feet trinkets above. She’s averaging 3-4 miles per week. How many are you averaging these days? 😉 I’ve run many of these with her myself, as have some of the other parents. It’s inspiring.

Next Friday, November 16th, the school is hosting a Jogathon fundraiser. This is where you, the generous friend, family, or otherwise supporter, pledge some amount of money based on the number of laps the kids run. Can you give? If so, just fill out this Google form to pledge your support.

As a sweetener, Lucinda and I are going to cook a four course meal (appetizer, salad, main, and dessert) for the most generous pledge. Our house or yours, your choice. You will remain anonymous unless you tell me otherwise. Don’t be shy.

Thanks for supporting Lucinda’s school and kids getting their fit on.


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