Last night was the Little Souls Kids Marathon and Fit Physio 5K Family Fun Run. The announcer, Erin, was awesome, calling out almost every single name (350 competitors) and saying that sweet sponsor alliteration as often as she could!
We didn't run this year. Owen decided that he wouldn't do Marathon club. That was tough for me to digest. "We've always done it, though." I thought, "He'll change his mind." But, he never did. He didn't bow to peer pressure (albeit, positive) nor parent pressure. For good or bad, but mostly good, once Owen makes up his mind, that is it.
We went last night, well, because that's what this Crew does. As we drove away, I asked Owen if he was sad he didn't run. His response was priceless. He said "No Mom. I was just glad I could be there to cheer my friends on."
And I thought that was a good lesson for me. Sometimes you get to be the do-er and sometimes you get to be the cheer-er. And life is always better with friends!
Owen knows who he is. And I couldn't be happier with that.
Dean also taught me a lesson last week. At school they were starting a lunch hour soccer league. He loves the sport, and decided that he wasn't going to wait around for someone to ask (or not ask) him to be on a team. So, he's captain of the "The's", although the name was not his decision, with 7 of his classmates. I am impressed that knew what he wanted and went after it. It reminded me that though he may possess quiet mannerisms, he's preparing to take on anything that comes his way.
This is a picture of Owen trying out for the Summer Games late last night. I spoke to the coach around 9:30pm, who said he needed to see Owen's skills. So I got off the phone and yelled, "Take off your pyjamas and put on your soccer gear!" Dean came, too, to help him run some drills. We'll see if he makes the team or not.
But this has to be the most surprising moment of the week.
It reads " Gone for a quick run back by 7am How was yours?"
Bruce. Ran. In the Morning ???
He does a ton in a day (sometimes, WAY more than me, but let's keep that a secret), but maybe he didn't want to feel like this guy today: