Last Friday night I made it home by 1 am. I know now that I am no longer a 'spring chicken'; my recovery took all weekend.
I was out with The Mr. watching our kids run in the State Track Meet. It was so exciting! On Thursday, the Girl Who Swims, and Runs, ran the 3000 m race at State. She's only a sophomore and she, and her teammate, qualified for State! We were pretty proud and excited at the Districts meet when she came in 2nd behind her teammate - knowing it was the time and place she needed to go on. So anyway, all season the meets have been either held in the rain, or hail, or cold. Until State. It was warm, really warm, and I'm pretty sure my girl was not used to it. She didn't have a great time, but she didn't come in last either!
The next day more excitement came our way. We headed back to Eugene ... the only two days I ever want to go there ... to watch The Boy race. His was the first race, the 4x100 relay. At Districts he also ran the 100 m and the 400 m, but placed 3rd, just missing the chance to run State in those. We were anticipating the relay teams to take 1st place ... they are fast! And they kept us on the edge of our seat the whole race! The Boy was the anchor leg for the 4x100, and he really moved. He was in first place, we were going wild, and then out of nowhere (it seemed to us) another kid passed him and took first at the last second ....
|The Boy with the paparazzi|