Cabool Healthy Schools Healthy Communities has started a walking club called Morning Miles, open to children and adults.
Begun in February, the program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 to 7:30 a.m. at the high school gym and walks the upper level track. Participants are free to walk or run at their own paces and are encouraged to keep track of their laps. It takes 13 laps to equal a mile. Youngsters enjoy adding a rubber armband after each lap to help them tally their progress.
At the close of the morning’s walk, elementary school students are walked to their building to have breakfast while middle school students participating can catch a bus at the elementary school to get them to class.
On Tuesday morning this week, one of the first participants in the door was Danny Maness. He said he usually does his walking every day in the park, but with the cold, rainy weather that morning he stopped in at the gym instead, then headed to Jodi Darter’s kindergarten classroom where he is the class grandpa.
Morning Miles is open to all interested persons. There is no fee. Among those participating Tuesday morning were several children with their parents or grandparents and a lot of friendly chatter and good-natured competition.
News Article By: The Cabool Enterprise