June 4, 2012

Run, Baby, Run!

Near the end of the school year, Brevin got to participate in his first every Hershey track meet.  His grade was fortunate that the weather cooperated and it was not cancelled.

I had long known that this event was coming up and had hopes of encouraging Brevin to train daily on the treadmill (somebody has got to use that thing!) to build up endurance and develop a good running form.  Didn't happen.  He just ran the events he signed up for "cold turkey" and he actually did pretty well.  He placed high enough in his first heat for the 50 meter dash that he qualified to run in the semi-finals and just barely finished outside of qualifying for the finals.  Not to shabby for the son of a self-proclaimed non-runner (that's me, by the way).

Brevin also participated in the softball throw and standing long jump, but has decided that next year he wants to ditch the field events and do all running.  Maybe I can even encourage him to train before hand. Maybe...

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Joy said...

Wow, he's awesome! And seems as though he has a lot of potential! Don't worry, he'll probably start to feel really motivated to train as he hits his adolescence, like maybe age 12-13? At least that's when I started to feel really competitive with running & actually wanted to work to improve. For now, he's just a kid with a lot of raw, natural talent. :-)

Heather Child said...

That is so fun for him! I can't believe he's old enough for that,and even more, I can't believe you had good weather! Seems like every year it's cruddy.