One consequence of the late snow is that outdoor sports is delayed, at least for us. N's lacrosse and A's track are affected (A opted for track vs. lacrosse), at least for a week. Not a big deal, but once something new starts, it helps to close the door on hockey.
I'm glad A decided to do track, for a number of reasons. First, she's good at it, and it really suits her abilities. She is a fast runner, and it's her thing. She'll also be a senior runner, so she can lead, and it also reunites her with her track buddies, who are all local. Lacrosse is all about the hockey scene.
Plus, she got new running shoes and track spikes, so she can be even more cool, not that that was an issue. I felt bad because she has run track for the past two years in a pair of leather cross trainers that I found used at the Listen Center. Sure, they worked fine, and she never complained or made an issue of them (what a good kid!), but I did notice she was the only kid who didn't have a pair of real running shoes. Now she's got both, and they're bright and funky. Today's running shoes are bright and colorful, not anything I would wear, but I'm old and boring. Young hip kids can get away with it.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Patrick Houdek for the pic.