Yesterday, Andrew and I cheered Lauren to a ninth place finish in her third Cross Country meet of the season! It was the highest she has ever finished, and she set a new personal record of 15:49 for the two mile course! She was "over the moon" excited, and so were we!
She really enjoyed running for the team last year, and she usually finished in the top thirty (out of about fifty).
She now has a real passion for running, and she pushes herself really hard each day in practice. After catching the end of one of their practices, I praised her for working so hard ~ red-faced and soaking wet with sweat, she said, "I'm not going to get any better if I don't push myself." I was so proud of her!
She has a much more competitive spirit to her running this year, and it has been so much fun to watch her!
Sweet friends ~ Lauren and Taylor were the second and fifth finishers (respectively) for Enka Middle!