C has been participating in track and field this season. I haven't seen evidence of this, but what he told us was that participating in track is mandatory to be able to do athletics next year. Well, he loves football and wants to do that next fall, so, of course he has been attending track practices and meets. If he does well in practice, he gets selected to participate in the events. He was selected every week. He ran the mile and the mile and a half.
This was a couple of weeks ago. It was my first time seeing him run. My parents had flown in that morning, so they got to be there too!
The rest of these pictures are from the next week (April 3, 2014).
When we got to this track meet, they did things a little bit differently. The first ran the 7th grade girls. Then, they ran the 8th grade girls. It takes a long time to organize these races and then run six laps each. Thank goodness 7th grade boys was next!
While we were waiting, J decided it was hot. He found the only shade he could find.
It started to rain huge drops as we left the track. They called off the entire rest of the meet. Good thing, too. It dumped and hailed and not too far away from us, there were tornados. It was a nasty Texas spring storm. It was hard to see driving home, but we all made it safe and sound. It still is crazy to me that they called the meet when it was bright and sunny with hardly any ominous clouds at all and they were way in the distance and then ran when it was dark and stormy and soon to be nasty. All in all, we waited over two hours to see C's race. It was worth it, though. I love watching my kids doing the things they love and I always want them to know that no matter what they are participating in, they can look over and see Mom cheering and probably wielding a camera. :)
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