Will ran in his first track meet this afternoon. This chilly, windy afternoon. After driving all over tarnation trying to figure out which school was sponsoring the meet we finally found our kid.
There he is. The shortest, blondest one in the photo.
Yes...poor kid. He is short. Much shorter than everyone else.
He didn't let that stop him though. He stretched. He prepared.
The kid practically sprinted the full 800 meters and still came in last. After he caught his breath he said he had to run hard just to keep up with the joggers in the bunch. I was proud of him for running hard and not getting discouraged. Brian and I both had stories about how we came in last in sporting events. Once Brian came in 186th out of 185 people. Seriously. That's the place they assigned him. Once I was swimming the butterfly relay. The other relay teams had completely finished the race before I ever even dove in. I swam the length of the pool and back all by my lonesome. Last place. Will's in good company!
I do have to say I was shocked at how big some of the kids were. This is a group of 8th graders. 8TH GRADERS! Some of them looked like men. Seriously!