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
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).
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. :)