Thursday, September 8, 2011

On Your Mark, Get Set...


Katie decided to run cross country this year. I know. We were just as surprised. She had said she wanted to do volleyball but then changed her mind and joined the cross country team this summer. She started running almost 5 miles a day in practice this July. We went and bought some cross country shoes and told her once we invested money in this sport she was going to do it for the full season. No quitting!

This past weekend was their 1st meet. It was split into Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity. I have to say this course was a tough one. It was 2.1 miles with lots of hills. Katie pulled through it. She dug down deep and ran that race with everything she had.

She finished 7th for her school in the Freshman division and top 25 overall. This weekend is a 3.1 mile course. Not so many hills this time.
She really has come into her own this year. Maybe its the going to high school growing up or maybe turning 15 and getting closer to that magic number of being 18. Whatever it is, Katie is having a blast!