For the record,
there is no way in heck
I would run at top speed toward something waist high
and then attempt to jump over it!
I have so much respect for those
who can hurdle!
Michael tried it for the first time a few days ago
and while he jumps a bit unconventionally,
he does clear the hurdles with ease.
And he actually LIKES doing it!
Yes, he is my son,
but I don't know where this gene came from!
Madison and I held our breath the whole time.
We were afraid that he'd trip on one of them,
and we'd have to embarrass him by
frantically running onto the track to pick gravel out of his face!
But he flew over them like they were nothing.
Thankfully he remained gravel free all afternoon.
It was so fun to watch!
Here his team is strategizing over how they were going to run it.
Michael ran the second leg of it.
and he was able to give the third guy a nice lead.
and Michael was so pumped!
He had told me earlier that he was not going to be running
the 200 like he had planned.
Some of you know that he fell in the hallway at school
a few weeks back and bruised/cracked his tailbone.
It kept him out of track for a week and a half,
and caused him to miss the first meet,
but he finally went back to practice and ran
a bit last Friday.
He still has alot of pain, but is able to push through it
most of the time.
When they called for the 200,
I saw him line up for it
and thought that he must have a boost in confidence
after that relay win
and maybe wasn't having as much pain as he thought he would.
When I could see his face, I could tell that he was in alot of pain.
I heard him say,
"That stinks! I couldn't run my best!"
As soon as the timer left, he went to his knees
and crawled to the sideline.
He was in so much pain!
His coach brought him a bag of ice to sit on.
Madison ran right over to make sure he was OK.
I love seeing that sibling love in the middle of all the
and "Madison, you are so annoying"
rants that we get daily!
It's not for whimps!
(and a regular at our house)
Darien tried to comfort him.
Michael says it was on Darien's
"Come on man, you can do this
and you will score some points for us"
post-relay win cheers
that Michael decided he would run the 200.
So naturally Darien was the one to make sure Michael
got the ice bag immediately
and he sat with him until
Michael could get up.
If you know the pain of a bruised/cracked tailbone,
you can surely sympathize with this face!