Morning Mile started at the girls' school this week. For each lap the kids make around the disgusting, dew laden grassy mud track (we're currently trying to raise funds for a real rubber track that will be sah-weet if we can get our rears in gear and get the last of the dough saved up), they get a slightly used plastic straw as a counter. 4 laps make a mile, and you get a charm in the shape of a foot for your specialty morning mile necklace for every 5 miles that you run...20 laps. This year, the feet glow in the dark. And since the girls have to wake up an extra 30 minutes earlier just to make it to morning mile, I have concluded that glow-in-the-dark feet are the best alarm clocks around this neck of the woods.