My Andrew's reason for taking up cross-country was to prepare for this event. He decided this 1 year ago! With the support of his cross country team, he won the race! It was so fantastic to see a 16 year old work toward something for an entire year that included running 4-6 mile runs, daily! Yeah, yeah, I know what you're thinking, your kid practices the violin 8 hours daily but I don't think I'll churn out a prodigy in this lifetime so I'll be content with my cross country jock.
Jocks. Didn't like them at all when I was in high school. Years ago, I would sit at the outdoor coffee cafe and watch the grunge kids smoke and look grungy as the track team whizzed by. Both 'groups' looking at the other with the WTF look on their faces. As I sat and sipped, I found myself facing the age old dilemma for parents: What do I hope for my boys -grunge or jocks? Why must life always consist of extreme choices? Capitalist or Communist, Barry Manilow or Flava Flav?
Enjoying his 15 minutes of fame!