Will and Sarah had their first cross-country meet tonight. They did TERRIFIC!
Sarah ran 1 mile, and Will ran 1.5 miles. John and I were so proud of them both!
Sarah ran cross-country when she was in first grade and HATED it. During one meet, she literally laid down in the middle of the track (think Nestea plunge) and said she was so tired she couldn't possibly finish the race. We cheered and cheered for her and eventually she got up and finished the race. She refused to run after that, and we didn't force the issue. Imagine our surprise when she told us she wanted to run this fall. I gave her every imaginable "out" but she was insistent on running...and she did great tonight. Finished very strong. Good job, Sarah!
This is really Will's "sport". He loves it and has run every year since 2nd grade. It's usually cross-country in the fall, and track in the spring. He's a great runner! He had a choice tonight to run 1 or 1.5 miles and he chose the further distance. I was really proud of him because ALL of his friends chose the shorter distance, so he ran his race alone. I thought it was pretty neat though because all of his friends stayed for his race and cheered for him. They could have gone home after their run, but they stayed to root for Will.
This is funny...he laid down...on the track after his run. Probably for dramatic effect.
And this is the great thing about bedtime on nights that we have a meet...they're exhausted! They fall asleep within seconds of their head hitting the pillow. Or in Will's case, before he even makes it to his bed.
And lest you think I would leave out a photo of Abbey...