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January 14, 2014

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One of the kids I coach has been wearing these shoes for practice! I talked with him and he said it doesn’t hurt his feet or anything. Before he gets new shoes, he has to see if he likes track! He stuck out our hard practice today (hopefully he will be back on Thursday)… I sent them out on a 1 1/2 mile warm up. They turned around at a point and ran a mile hard (not quit race pace yet) back and a lot of it was downhill. They ran a lap recovery around the track. I then had them run 4×400’s hard with a 200 recovery. They ran back up the road (uphill) and turned around after a mile and a quarter and tempo’d down for a mile.

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They finished with a mile cool down, a couple of strides, 50 1 leg hops on each leg and finally with stretches…

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In between all this I dropped my 2 older ones off at piano and picked them back up right when practice was over. The 2 younger packed around at practice… We went home, had dinner and then Nancy and I went Visiting Teaching to 3 of our neighbors…

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Corom then had scouts (and they all came to our house) then went to basketball practice for the team he coaches… I later went and hung out with some neighbors to watch the Bachelor. What a way to end my evening. ๐Ÿ™‚

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5 Comments
  1. Scott permalink

    Jenn, I’d love to donate a new pair of shoes for your student if you think they could use the help.

    • That is why I talked with him to see and understand his situation. He said his mom would buy him shoes if this is something he wanted to do… I will let you know if that is the case or not, but Scott that is way awesome of you! You are always so generous and thinking of others!

  2. I was just about to post the same thing! I hate to see a kid who can’t afford the proper equipment. There is a boy from my childhood hometown who lost his mom and dad in the past few years. We are always checking in with his coaches to make sure he has everything to play his sports.

    I love how you find so much balance in your life. You must be exhausted at the end of the day. I meant to pass along your pic of the BYU track yesterday to my dad, he went to graduate school there and did his student teaching in the area.

    • Sarah… I feel the same way. This kid is new to the team… I saw him running in those shoes. I pulled him aside and asked if his feet hurt at all. He laughed and said, “No, I have run many 5ks in these.” I did hint around to the fact that we could round up shoes from somewhere if needed… He just told me that his mom would get him a pair if that is what he wanted to do. I will figure it out… I hope I didn’t embarrass him at all! All the second part of your comment… ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so tired by the end of the night! I try to go to bed early but if there is something fun to do, I can’t pass it up. I love being busy… I think that is just my personality! That is neat that he went to BYU (I actually graduated from his rival school the “U”). Did he move when he was done with his student teaching?

      • Ha, I love to be busy too. I need to learn to relax and I am having a hard time doing it. I am sure you didn’t embarrass him. I remember from my skating days that there is nothing more special than knowing that your coach cares about you on and off the “field.” Knowing your coach wants to make sure you are taken care of is a great feeling.

        My dad did his student teaching in what sounds like a 2 room school house up in the mountains. He then moved back to Northern Michigan where taught until retirement. He loved the area though and was a competitive sailor so the lake was part of the lure!

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