Monday, September 17, 2007

I Believe I Promised You Some Pictures

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...

7 comments:

Diane J. said...

Great job to the young'uns!

Will looks like you, and Abbey looks like her Daddy. :-)

Love and hugs,

Diane

Susan said...

That is great! What a neat experience for your kids. Your kids are really adorable.

Was in cross country in High School. I have been tinkering with the idea of picking up my running shoes again.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Great pictures! I have a whole set of nieces and nephews who were runners, including cross-country. These bring back fond memories :) Glad they've found something they like and is good for them (and makes them really tired!) :)

Have a great day!

Julie said...

Your kids are beautiful and so cool that they run. I ran track and field in high school but hated the distance. I was more into speed. I ran the 100m, 200m and the 4x100 relay. Long jump too. I was definitely not made for the long distance stuff :-)

Stephanie said...

Anything that tires kids out is good. = )

Sounds like a fun event for the whole family.

JennaG said...

I know you are so proud of their sweet accomplishments! Sounds like a fun day. I'm envying your snow on Pike's Peak too, by the way.

Debra said...

great photos...

i love the one where he is layed out from being so tired...