Earlier in the week, some girls from our church were running in a track meet, so I took the kids to watch the fun. Man how it brought back memories of the glory days! It was pretty wild going to the meet because as soon as I walked into the stadium I heard the voice of my old coach, yelling to an athlete to get to their event asap! It sent a shiver down my spine, as if I were about to miss my event. It brought me right back to my teen years in a split second!
I was really excited to watch the girls from church compete, but I was also excited to show my kids the sport that was my entire existence for several years. It was so fun watching my kids cheer people on & get into the spirit of track. Joshua was really funny cheering on one of the girls running the 2 mile... every time she'd pass he'd yell something like "Let's go Shana, you're a good girl!" or "You should do it Shana!"
The kids wanted to know all about the hurdles, the jumping events & especially the pole vault (one of my favorite events in high school & college). They were fascinated by it, the way I was when I was a kid. I remember watching the pole vaulters at my older brother & sister's track meets as a girl & deciding I'd be a pole vaulter some day.
Joshua came to the same conclusion. He said to me he wants to do "the stick on the trampoline" - that's 2 year old talk for pole vaulting. I have no doubt that if he wants to be a pole vaulter, then he'll find a way to be a pole vaulter. He's just that kind of person. I just hope he doesn't take an interest in some thing like boxing, cause that's not happening!