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Monday Sunday Runday after all, let me brag a little about my cross county team. On Wednesday, we ran in our second (of three) league meets, and our Varsity girls moved up to third place! I am so proud of them!
Then on Saturday, we traveled to an invitational meet with a depleted team because about a third of them (and more than half the girls) were taking the PSAT test. In spite of that, our Freshman boys team took second place! I didn’t make a collage (sorry boys) because I didn’t get any pictures as I was running around the course, but I got some fun Instagram videos (with the theme Cross Country does Line Dancing). They really are cute, you can see them here and here. (I added a plugin so that you could see the videos here, but it is only working for one for some reason)
The meet was a lot of fun, but long and exhausting, with the first race at 8:30 in the morning, and the last one, senior boys (we only had one!), starting at 12:00, when it was about 90 degrees. He was running injured too, and his Achilles was really flaring by the end of the race. I love this picture of most of the rest of the team pacing him in to the finish.
Believe it or not, we’re winding down toward the end of our season. We’ve been at it since practice started in early July, and now we have one invitational and one league meet left. Of course the invitational is the biggest in the country, the Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational, where thousands of athletes from elementary school to college compete. We go next Friday, so the team is extra excited because they get out of school for the day.
And we will make it to CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) with the Girl’s Varsity team, so that will be one more meet, on November 16, again at Mt. SAC. Then, all over except the banquet. Another successful cross country season in the books. I always have mixed feelings. Yes I’m tired, ready to have my weekends back, but I will also miss the team and the relationships that we build. Well, with the speed time has been flying, I will blink my eyes and it will be time to start it all over again.
Did you run cross country in school? What were your best memories? By the way, I did not, I was one of those who started running in her mid-thirties.