Hooray, the track team finally had their first meet. Colin will not be going to the Olympics this year, but I don't think any other junior higher from this group will be either, so if you look at it that way . . .
It's hard to get a good start when you have your ears plugged because you don't like the starting pistol. Maybe some ear plugs would help. We should have sent some today. I have to say that even though he didn't come blazing across the finish line in any of his races, he did look like a tough track team kid. These weeks in the weight room are really paying off.
I found the whole thing sort of tortuous. I would never have said I was a pushy athletic parent, but there I was from the sidelines, "KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN!!!!! KEEP RUNNING!!!!!! DON'T QUIT NEAR THE EEEEEEEEEEND!!!!!"
Really the other junior high parents were most silent. It was just me. Horrifying. I have seven more meets to practice good parent etiquette.