When I look back over the pictures from the first week of the running challenge I see joy. In some images it is more apparent than others and is clearly seen on the child’s face and in their body language. In other photos their faces and bodies are focused and deeply engaged in the movement of running. The joy is still there. I see it after they are done and realize they have gone further or faster than they thought they could. I see it when the tension they brought to class fades and they are completely engaged in the moment, in tune with their body and with nature. I am excited for the students to take on this challenge over the next 10 weeks.