Saturday, November 10, 2012

Proud mom!

Today Josh is in Eagle, Idaho with two of our sons, Ryan (9th grade) and Shane (7th grade), and our high school's cross country team at the Nike Cross Northwest Regional meet. They have had a fun overnight trip with an ice cream social and t-shirt swap with the other teams/runners and then today is race day!

Ryan ran a PR in the high school JV 5k race, with a time of 20:55. He has made so much progress since he shocked us all when he came home and announced at the beginning of seventh grade that he had joined the cross country team (he had never shown any interest in running) and I am so proud of him. He has the best attitude about running, school, and LIFE in general.

And Shane WON the 7th and 8th grade 3k race! This is a race with the best kids in the region (it was a field of about 100 runners) and he won without anyone even close to him in a time of 10:20 (which is a 5:32 average pace on a cross country course. He just turned 13 years old.) Amazing! He still has another school year after this year before he can compete at the high school level (although he works out with the high school team fairly often) so we are going to have to keep him challenged. He loves running and loves racing and is so much fun to watch.

Here is a video of Shane winning
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And here is Shane on the medal stand (he is on the top, right hand side of the pic)

Here is Ryan warming back up after his awesome race! It's COLD in Idaho (although they don't have the 6+ inches of snow that we now do).
It is so rewarding to see my kids participate and succeed in things that they enjoy. I know the joy, satisfaction, and rewards that running gives, and it is a blast to support these two in their running adventures (and Ben and Sadies as well!)

Josh and I are holding our annual community 5k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning again this year and all of my kids are excited to either help out or run it. Can't wait!

Thanks for letting me brag a little on my boys and share my proud mom day. :)

10 comments:

Carissa @ Sole Sisters Running said...

How exciting! Congrats to your boys! My oldest is only 8 so he's too young to compete in cross country but I love watching him enjoy running. There was a walk a thon at school last month and he ran 12 miles in the cold rain! :)

Mommy Run Fast said...

Wow, that's fantastic! Definitely some good running genes in your family, and you never even knew it til you started running. :) Your turket trot 5k sounds so fun, too. I love that the whole family can get involved!

Sweat Is My Sanity said...

Congrats to your son...that's so great. He's super fast...wonder where he gets it? ;) My 14 year old is doing XC and loving it. He's more of a short distance runner but he's getting better and has a fab attitude. It's SO great watching our kids isn't it? xo, Jess

Raina said...

Those are certainly some amazing young men!! I bet i know who they draw their inspiration from :)

Hope you guys have a great time with the Turkey trot. Will you also be running in it?

Jen@runfortheboys said...

Love this!!! Way to go Shane and Ryan :-) Nothing like seeing your kids succeed at something they work hard at...great life lessons they are learning.

christa said...

Your boys are awesome, like their mom, brag away!

robinbb said...

Congrats to Ryan and Shane!!!!

Terzah said...

Congrats to your boys! How awesome is that?

coach dion said...

It's your blog, we want to read about what happen's in your running world, and if the boys are running tell us...

Maybe you should set one of them a bit of writing homework and get them to write a blog about their race for you...

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Great job to your boys, that is so great! You should be bragging ;)