Tuesday, May 11, 2010

First Place in the Class Race

My son is in the first grade. His school had their end of the year “field day” last week. There are about 20 events, with things like soccer dribble, football throw, spoon relay, etc. But only one of the events has a clear winner – the class race.

In the class race, the students are put into groups of 5 or 6 for a 50 yard race, and then the winners all race each other to find out which kid is the fastest in the class.

Last year, my son made it to the finals where he was up against 5 other girls. He had a huge lead but then ¾ of the way into the race he tripped and fell, and he came in last. He was embarrassed and cried a little bit.

So this year was his chance at redemption. And not only did he win the qualifying race going away, he destroyed his competition in the finals.

Oh, I forgot to mention, my son is fast. He definitely didn’t get his speed from me, but I am very proud of him.

9 comments:

gene said...

just like your Son....FIRST! I hope all is well, congats to the boy. redemption is soooo sweet.

Shannon said...

Congrats to your son! That's awesome!

Lisa said...

Very cool! Congrats to your son!

Indi said...

Nice!! Redemption is a awesome feeling!

Evolving Through Running said...

Outstanding - and great picture! Trying to rediscover some of the 'joy of running' that we all had as kids, that is so present in that photo.

TiredMamaRunning said...

WTG Oz Junior! That's fantastic! And he DOES get something from you...if Dad can motivate himself to get out there and run, then he's going to try to push to do his best too. Congrats to him!

黎美朝宜書 said...

偉大的致富萬能之鑰,正是幫你充分掌握自己心志所必須的自律自制........................................

GusF_Finkbeiner1209 said...

All roads lead to Rome. 堅持自己所選!

ShirleyPerly said...

Congrats to your son! I'm sure that must have been a sweet victory for him.