Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Our life is Cross Country…

…among other things, but XC appears to be what I photograph, so for now, that’s what I’m blogging!

Bethany had her first meet last week, and did really well!! She placed 39th out of 100 runners, was the 4th LC runner, and ran a 12:28 1.5 mile.




Here she is, sprinting in to the finish line! So proud of her!!

Sarah also had a meet at the same location (on a different day) and she had a pretty good race – placed 11th, 4th for LC, and ran a 23:15. Her slowest race, but it’s one of the slower courses because of all the twists and turns.



We also spent the day up at Silver Lake on Saturday for the big Mount Baker Invitational. For the past 35 years, it’s been the first Saturday of October, but this year it was moved. We don’t know why, but there were plenty of schools that were not able to come because of the date change. Not sure what will happen next year…anyway, it was a super fun day watching lots of races and cheering on all our LC kids…from the 7th graders to the freshman to the seniors!


I love how happy Bethany looks while loosening up with her team right before their race!

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Almost done! She ran a 12:38 and placed 32nd out of 82 runners and was the 5th LC runner this time – the girl who was right behind her at the previous meet had a little more kick at the end and passed Bethany just before the finish.


Sarah’s team prayer before the race. Love this.


And, they’re off! See that red head on the right side of the picture? She won. She was amazing.


“The Pack” as they are known. These 4 stay pretty close together. Their goal is to continue to do that and push each one just a little bit further because if one goes faster, the others will, too, and that’s their shot at going to state.


I love watching these two at the races together – hugs and smiles and encouragement all around. Warms a mother’s heart, that’s for sure.

1 comment:

Tamara said...

i love seeing the photos of them as they run. i think they look a lot alike while they run, too, though i don't think they look as much alike when i see them together (as in the last photo). but no matter what i think: GO BALL GIRLS! i think they're doing great and i LOVE that they love to run!