Last year, Jackson tried out for the middle school basketball team for the first time. Each of us knew that his chances for making the team as a sixth grader were slim.
What we didn't know was that as a requirement by the coach, each kid trying out had to run the mile and get less than 7:45 to get an opportunity to scrimmage. Anybody getting greater than 7:45 really didn't even get a chance to try out. Boys getting less than 7:45 were grouped into a "B" team and kids getting less than 6:45 were grouped into an "A" team.
Jackson didn't make the team. He was okay with it. We all were. He ran the mile at 7:47. So close. But we were still proud of him for giving it his all.
So, Josh told him this summer, he would start running with him and get him ready for seventh grade tryouts. The other night, they started their summer "running camp". The goal was to get Jackson to run the mile in under 6:45.
It was his first night running. He ran the mile at 6:44. We couldn't believe it.
We contribute this accomplishment to his AAU experience this past Spring/Summer. The twice weekly practice involving lots of running and conditioning. And very competitive basketball.
I am so proud of him. (And yes, I took pictures of him coming up the home stretch).
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, middle school, wine, video games, and schedules. I started this blog because I love taking pictures, and I needed a place to document our life. I wanted a place to write it all down, to remember little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.