As we watched the episodes, they started off saying things like "I can't run" and "I'm not a runner." I actually said "I know that feeling" out loud and remembered my very first running post here. I was a little nervous to announce it to the internet because it meant it was really going to happen- I was training for a 10K. (and if you go back and read that post- please read the last comment from Heather- I LOVE reading that comment and then thinking about the fact that she completed a half Ironman!)
Watching the kids go from non-runners to runners was really kind of awesome. Not only do you get to watch them train through the winter (because MAN do I feel that pain) but it is fun to see their stories. We all have our issues- family issues, self esteem issues, bad attitude issues (and we're talking 12 and 13 year olds, so there is plenty of attitude)- whether we are 13 or 30. We all have things that get in our way and that we overcome.
The Canadian music soundtrack, the familiar locale (Ottawa friends- be on the lookout for places you recognize), and the running theme, all add up to a really good watch. Seeing the kids accomplish their first race reminded me so much of completing my first race. And it made me wish that I had finished that first race at 13 instead of at 26! All the running I could have done! :)
If you're in Canada, you can definitely watch the full episodes at the CBC Run Run Revolution website. If you're somewhere else- give it a try anyway. Maybe the CBC will let you watch online too.
Have you seen Run Run Revolution? If so- what did you think? Have you ever been part of a running program for kids?