Tag Archives: Cross Country

She has a Goal in her Head and on Her Arm

Her Time
Photo-A-Day #4550

It was a hot and sticky day today. The air felt like opening a dishwasher after it had just completed its cycle. that updraft of hot gross air thick enough to chew. Well, that was what it felt like to me. I do not do well with humidity. It is my least favorite thing in the weather department. Give me freezing cold temps any day. I can always warm up to comfortable. I can never get cool enough.

Well, the weather did not dampen the spirits of our little runner. Eva was all smiles as she showed up to her cross country meet. She had the time 10:10 written on her arm. This number is the goal that she was to strive for in today’s meet. Her previous race she came in at 10:17 and was trying to shave off seven seconds. She started strong and when she came by us in the stands she was running with a nice stride and a big wide smile on her face. She was having a good time. You would not have seen a smile on my face at a half mile. I am not a runner, never have been. Eva is starting on that path to running. She should start now and keep it going, it can only benefit her throughout life. I know how introspective she is and getting out there and running will help her work out those things that she has on her mind.

while she did not beat her previous time she kept going and did a great job, never stopped smiling. That is a win in my book

Her First Cross Country Meet

Cross Country
Photo-A-Day #4536

Eva had her first Cross Country Meet today. She was very excited to do this for the first time. She and her good friend Maryana are both on the team and they started their run holding hands with each other. I suspect that they tried to stay together though the whole race. They came in close together. They were at the absolute back of the pack to start but made up time during the run. Eva came in at 10 minutes 52 seconds. She told Allison later that the next time Allison suggests that they go for a run that she go. I think she enjoyed it but wants to train more to improve her time. I know that she can do it.

I was tempted to throw a red shirt on Andrew and tell him to run after the big kids just to run out some of his energy. The kid was making me nuts with all his antics. He just has a lot of energy and should get out doing some running. I guess he and I should do our own running so that he is ready when it comes time to do cross country.

Tonight Allison and I went to SMSH for Open House to meet the kid’s teachers and to see their rooms. Allison already knew everyone from working there. I met a few people. It was nice to see what they were doing in their classrooms.