track & field

Our family is several years into a fall/spring soccer routine, gamely spending time at our local pitches in every type of weather Illinois serves, requiring an assortment of hats, gloves, UnderArmour, sunscreen, water bottles, and lawn chairs to be on rotation (and typically, in our van) for months at a stretch. This spring, Molly and Finn decided to add track to the mix.  They signed up for the team sponsored by their school, which turned out to be fantastic physical training for both track and soccer. Many thanks are owed to their excellent volunteer coaches.

Molly tried 400m, 800m, 1600m, and the 200m relay over the course of the season. Finn tried 200m, 400m, and 800m races, some of them individual and others in relay format. IMG_5929 IMG_6023 IMG_6029 IMG_6030

At Molly’s final race, sectionals at Colfax, she ran the 1600m (mile) race in 6:48:32. We’re so proud of her for fighting allergies and occasional breathing difficulties, working so hard in practice, and trying everything her coaches asked of her! Way to go, Miss Molly!!


Finny didn’t love the running so much, but he acknowledged that it definitely got him into more of a fighting physique.  🙂  A couple weeks after beginning track practice, he mentioned that his teacher told him he looked like he needed fattening up… ha! That boy’s always trying to con us into feeding him some more treats.IMG_5947 IMG_20140517_095827_410With track complete and soccer almost so, we’re all quite ready for a summer sports hiatus (’til cross country practice begins in August!). We’ll be channeling our energy into biking, hiking, swimming, and playing catch in the yard. C’mon, sunshine!



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