Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cross Country

As I wrote in a post 2 months ago, Lindsay joined the high school cross country team. At first, she wasn't too sure she wanted to stick with it, but she did and has had a fabulous season. I was very proud of her. First, for attempting something she had never done and second, she gave it everything she had at each meet. She started out running the 3.2 miles (5K) at her first meet in 35 minutes and some odd seconds (I can't recall the exact second). This afternoon, she ran it in 28:42 a new PR. It seemed that each meet she ran faster and faster! I think these are great times, especially for one who has never run before.
This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to head down to Pocatello and watch one of her meets. It was a VERY cold day, as you can see, she is wearing under armour under her uniform. This was only the second meet I had been able to go to, since most of them are on Wednesdays and Fridays (the only 2 days I work). I was able to snap a couple shots of her during the meet. This is her, and it's near the beginning of the race. Gotta love the look of determination on her face!
Here she is heading down the finish line! She has one meet left which is the big district meet. With the way she has been going, she is sure to have another PR! She even informed me the other day that she WILL do it again next year! Way to go Lindsay, we are so proud of you! YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS! (That's what I would tell her when she would come home from practice and tell me how hard it was at the beginning of the season & thanks Diana for the saying)


  1. Wow! That's great! Go Makenna! Lots of fun posts, love the story of the rainbow and your hectic morning and how it changed your perspective. That is a gorgeous rainbow! Way to go Jace on the potty training! And so fun at Bear World! You guys are always so busy, I don't know how you keep up with everything and everyone. Kudos to you and your cute family!

  2. Woot Woot! That IS a good time. Keep up the great work, Lindsay!

  3. I am proud of Lindsay! That is a very hard thing, but I think she will find a great satisfaction in working and accomplishing goals. It's awesome to whittle down the time like that. If I lived in the neighborhood I would have to schedule some runs with her and try to keep up. I can see a marathon in her future! Keep on doing those HARD THINGS!