Another Runner in the Family?

My son has joined his middle school's Cross Country team. A case of positive peer pressure, he started going to practices because friends George and Brady were going. I thought he would complain about how hard the running was, how boring things were. Kudos to the coaches who make running interesting - heaven knows I wouldn't be able to - I would just tell them to go out and run!

I didn't realize there were so many Cross Country meets - they average two per week, with practices every day after school. That's a lot of running!

OK, they only run one or two miles, but for a 12 year old, that's a long distance (translation - when I was 12, I doubt I could run a half mile).

Saturday morning was the first meet I was able to attend.
Warm Up

Unfortunately, I had to leave to take Erica to a horse riding lesson before it was the 6th grade boys' heat. But I watched the boys goof off and cheer on their teammates.

Passing Time

I hope the boys stick with it. Running is a fabulous way to stay fit and strong. Being a part of a team while maintaining some autonomy has its benefits, too.

Becky  – (August 29, 2011 at 9:23 PM)  

WooHoo! I'm entering my 9th year as a Cross Country Mom. I wish they would have had the option for middle school, but they had to wait until high school. Usually they have 2 meets per week.
Good luck to Brian!

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