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Round ‘n Round ‘n Round

I spent Friday night at my son Riley’s track meet.  It was a LONG night!  But, who am I to complain! Yes, by 7pm I was starving!  I was craving a Wisconsin fish fry in the worst way!  And, we still had a ways to go before the track meet was over and ‘til I would have food in my belly.  Riley is a Junior in high school and a cross-country and long distance runner. He and I ran the Bellin together 2 years ago. It was nothing to him, but almost killed me! I can do a 5K no problem, but a 10K, on a really hot day, no thanks! I’ll stick to tennis! Anyway, Riley’s event seems to always be the last one of  the night. He runs the 3200 in track.  Basically, it’s the race nobody wants to do!!! That’s especially true when there is still snow outside and the meet is held in an indoor gym! TWENTY-FOUR, yes  I said TWENTY-FOUR times around that darn track!  Round and round he goes. He runs varsity now so we’ve been watching this kid do this since Freshman year.  Bob and I just keep cheering him on, hoping he can make it to the finish. He always does! Most people don’t stay for this race, just too late and too long! While Riley was running I was cheering for him and snapping pictures of my 17 year old son who I am so proud of! GO RILEY, GO RILEY! It’s won’t be long before he’s in college and I think I may really miss Friday nights in a gym!

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    Anne VanderLeest

    March 21st, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    I have had 3 boys that ran cross country and distance races for track!! Spent many a day watching them run and loved every minute of it!! Yes, indoor track is so hard to watch! But, soon they will be outside and you can freeze until the end of May! Enjoy it!! It goes way to fast!! You will miss it…Good Luck! Feed him lost of pasta…I especially miss those team spaghetti dinners at my house!

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      Amy Hanten

      March 25th, 2011 at 10:28 AM

      Thanks, Anne. It’s always nice to hear from another cooking and track Mom.

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    Cindy Apperson

    March 21st, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    Your so right, you will miss it. My Sons played football and now they are 19 and 21, its passed and i miss it terribly! GO RILEY!

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      Amy Hanten

      March 25th, 2011 at 10:29 AM

      It goes by so fast, doesn’t it?

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