Pretty cool date night!
Lisa gave us tickets to Coldplay.....we've never seen them in concert before. There are very few bands that we love equally. I usually have to drag Adrian to concerts with me which bores him but not with Coldplay!
It was a magical evening....outdoor breeze in the 70's. Listening to Chris Martin. Pretty awesome. You can't help but love him and the band even more after this concert. The BEST.
Boys wore pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month (October)
Came in 2nd Place!
Nic is so far behind these kids, but he's not a quitter. He understands now that he doesn't have to win...
These kids must be running since they were born cause they are all so amazing. It's so impressive to watch.
We couldn't compare this week's time with the last meet cause the course is completely different. Adrian tried to run along with the kids but couldn't finish.
In elementary school, Nic would ask me to drop him off at school early so he could run laps around the playground area. The school kept track of how many laps the kids ran. I can't find Nic's 5th grade totals, but I found his 4th grade totals (shown below).
At the middle school, there is no running club, so he decided to join the neighborhood cross country track club. He practice for several weeks and today was his first meet. It was the first meet for all of us...we had no idea what to expect.
He was so nervous. There was a slight upward slope and he was terrified of getting cramps. Coach kept telling him to have fun and see what his time is so they know what to work on. Nic told me he was not able to relax.....nervous energy. I had it too.
His age group (11-12 years old) had to run 4 laps (1.2 miles).
During the second lap, he looked at me and I could tell he wanted to give up. I yelled all sorts of encouragement at him....to find the strength to not quit.
He finished in 10:08 minutes. He was so disappointed in himself, holding back tears. All I could do was hug him and told him how proud I was of him for not giving up.
The next meet is in 2 week. Goal is to beat 10:08. Go Nic Go!!