Speaking of kids, I need to give a major shout out to my Shane (who turned 14 last month). Last weekend he WON the middle school race at Nike Cross Regionals Northwest!! He ran a strong and smart race against some tough competition and we are crazy proud of him. Ryan (16) ran in a JV race and also ran well. We are really proud of how hard Ryan has worked this year too and how much progress he has made. The boys got to meet Jordan Hasay and had a really fun weekend. It is so awesome to see your kids find something they love and are passionate about, and to see them work hard and reap the rewards of it. Here is what Shane posted this weekend. I love it!
The title of this post is "a change will do you good". Last week we found out that Brooks is revamping their ID sponsorship program and moving forward will now be a program for coaches of competitive high school teams and sub-elites. Although I certainly plan to continue to train hard and improve, and get to the sub-elite level, I am not there yet. And that's ok. I am proud of where I am at now, at how far I have come in a short time, and am excited about what the future will bring. :)
I was sad when I first heard about the changes to the ID program because I have very much enjoyed running for Brooks. The first round of cuts went out and I was left waiting for a few days, but by the time I actually got my "it's not you, it's me" cut letter from the program, I was ok with it. I am grateful for all the support that Brooks gave me and for all of the awesome friends I have made. It's sad to see the program (the way we knew it) come to an end and I loved that Brooks supported such a wide range of coaches, athletes, industry professionals, etc. but it was great while it lasted.
They did offer me a spot as a "Brooks Fanatic" (a different program) but right now I am using this as a chance to take advantage of some new opportunities. More details on some exciting things coming soon.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. Time to get planning on our Thanksgiving dinner shopping. What is your favorite Thanksgiving dinner dish? Mine is sweet potatoes! :)