Thursday, 28 January 2010
cross country running
Waif has been asked to be in the cross country team at school and is very keen to run; only 5 girls in her year have been invited.
I have told her that she needs first to have put on weight this week - 500g minimum - and for the Maudsley to confirm that it will not actually damage her heart. She doesn't yet know how far the race is or when. She has promised to eat "loads extra" if she is allowed to compete. She is a very natural runner so it could boost her confidence a lot to be allowed to enter but I don't want her getting into the obsessive exercise category or it causing her to put on weight more slowly than she would otherwise.
It's a tricky call.