Andrew came home from school several weeks ago, excited about an opportunity to participate in a running group during lunch recess. All who were willing (which, of course, included Andrew, who would never pass by a good challenge!) trained with the gym teacher each day. Every afternoon, I would get a report on the day's training. First, I heard all about his aching muscles! Then, I started hearing about how he had managed to get a few more laps in than the day before. Finally, he brought home a paper from the school detailing a regional cross country meet for elementary students--a real race! Imagine his excitement!
Today was the big day! Andrew ran his mile with determination, finishing in the top 20 of his age bracket with a time of 7:22.5. Not too bad for his first race! (I think there might be more...)