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The Day Flowed Nicely… Running, School, Lessons, Activities, Track, Banquet & More

May 20, 2014

For today’s run we (Rachelle, Amber, Melissa and I) went on a 10 mile loop run. I ended up running 12 miles total in 1:22.58… We began with a 2 1/2 mile warmup and then began a tempo. I ran 5.3 miles in 32.30, then turned back to go run in with the other ladies. I was struggling towards the end and tried to finish without breaking my stride. After we all met back up we began a 1 minute on (hard pace) with a 1 minute recovery jog. I did 6 total, ran a recovery jog back to our cars. I did finish off with 3 strides. My legs were sore and I felt a little “heavy” today.
I had my last day of Joy school at my house (for my youngest). It was a numbers day so I had a little activity for them in the backyard. They had fun!

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I then had to go to the junior high here in town with a few high school cross country runners to recruit the freshman for HS cross country. Junior high still scares me. šŸ˜‰ A few neighbor kids played here with my girls and then it was off to piano/violin lessons for my 2 oldest.

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Then I took my oldest to Activity Days (a program for the girls in our church of the ages 8-11). They went over to their leader’s house to learn about bees…

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After dinner, we went to the Youth City Track practice. I had 8 high school track kids show up to volunteer/help with practice. It was awesome and the young kids loved it!!!

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We had our track banquet tonight… It went really well. We had a great turnout. The parents are so supportive and they have raised great kids!!! The high school kids are like my own kids at times! One of my distance runners won the Team MVP… He deserved it!

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As you can see, we had an ice cream bar, then handed out the “letter” awards, the coaches got a standing ovation ;), and that is the distance runner that was awarded the MVP. Like I mentioned… An excellent group of kids.
Yeah… I couldn’t help it. :/

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I went to the gym for my quick 20 minutes of weights, then Corom and I hung out and watched a little T.V. It was a nice night.

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4 Comments
  1. I just love that your high school kids come out and volunteer. Nothing gets kids excited about something like having big kids there to inspire! I know a few youth programs that could use some lessons from you.

    • We have such great high school kids here! I could not do this without them. The younger kids really look up to them!!!

  2. Toby permalink

    We need to live by you so my kids can be apart of your program! It looks awesome :). So do the bees!

  3. Toby… do come here! That would be awesome. šŸ™‚ For real, though, I can email you our “agenda” that the high school kids go by.

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