Our family life revolves around the seasons. No, not the typical spring, summer, winter, and fall. In our house, the seasons are based on the activities our daughters are involved in.
There are the different sports seasons, dance team season, dance competition season, musical season, etc. Sometimes the seasons overlap… and they can be different for each of my daughters.
My youngest daughter has recently entered into a new season for her; track season. It’s one she’s been looking forward to for awhile.
Her excitement for getting out, running, and looking forward to her very first track meet got me thinking about my own time running track in high school.
I went out for track all four years in high school. I wasn’t very fast but I enjoyed practicing, competing, and being part of the team. One thing that made track fun was that for 3 of the 4 years a cousin of mine was on the team too. He’s also the one that created “wave baseball” with me.
Both of us did high hurdles so we spent part of each practice working on that. He was shorter than me but was faster and better at hurdles. Even so, I still had fun trying to get better… and helping my cousin get better too.
One practice early in the season my senior year we made a challenge between each other to see who could make it through the season the longest without drinking pop. We both are competitive people so it was no surprise that we both made it the entire season.