He was running the 70-meter dash here, and he finished in 11 seconds--which means he was running about 14 miles per hour. I honestly don't think I could do that, even if it was for just 70 meters!
Noah said he doesn't want to do track again next year, because he likes running on the road and grass better than on the track, and he likes the longer distances (at a slower pace). I don't blame him--the track meet is a LOT of just sitting around and waiting for his events, and then it's over in (literally) 11 seconds.
Noah did say that he wants to run the Rock 'n' Roll 5K in Virginia Beach when we go down there for Labor Day. Jerry is going to run the half-marathon, so I think it would be awesome if Noah wants to do the 5K. Noah even set his alarm for 5:30 this morning so that he could get up and run two miles with Jerry before school. He hasn't run long distances in a while, so I wasn't even sure he'd make it two miles--but when he got home, they'd not only finished, but at a 10:00/mile pace!
I headed out for a run as soon as they got back, and for some reason, I decided to wear shorts (actual shorts, not my tight running capris) this morning. I've only ever run in them one time (the loose skin on my thighs makes shorts uncomfortable). I figured since I've been running really slowly for heart rate training, maybe I could wear them without any issues (less jiggling).
|This was a more flattering angle than from the front! haha|
Wow, you can really see the under-pronation (supination) of my left foot in that photo! It's something I'm always conscious of when I run, but I can't seem to correct it. It doesn't physically bother me, so I'm not really worried about it. Anyway, the shorts weren't too uncomfortable, but I was very self-conscious in them. I feel much better in my tight capris.
Noah had a field trip today, and Jerry was chaperoning. Eli was bummed out because he didn't get a single field trip this year (usually, they have two or three). I told him that he could stay home from school today and we would go to the dairy farm to see the animals and get ice cream--sort of a field trip of our own. We made this plan before our no-grocery-shopping challenge, so the ice cream today didn't count against us! ;)
I asked a friend of mine if she and her son wanted to join us, and they did. It was a gorgeous day to go to the farm! We got there just as a school bus was arriving (it's a popular place for a field trip). Eli and I both like feeding the goats.
We usually avoid the pond with geese when we go, because the geese can be really mean, but Eli's friend wanted to feed the fish. I had no idea there were enormous carp in the water, and that ended up being Eli's favorite part of the farm.
It was a fun day with Eli, and Noah had a blast with Jerry on his field trip. Next week is the kids' last week of school! (I cannot believe they will both be in the middle school next year--that is just crazy).