I was walking through the building Tuesday morning to meet up with a few teachers, when the head track coach stopped me in the hallway and asked when I was coming to practice again. He said that I was “a very positive influence on the team” and that he would like me to come more often. I, of course was honored that I could make that kind of impact on them but we both realized that practice time was dwindling down and there were really only meets left…I decided that because Tuesday was the last meet of the season at the school (there are still plenty left just not here), I would go cheer on some of my favorite school kiddos. I packed up my kiddos and headed back to the track that I have so many amazing (and not so amazing) memories at.I’m not going to lie, I love to watch track events, it’s just a bonus that I know these amazing kids personally. Also, I’ve mention many times that I am a pure track geek through and through and I have no doubt that Brady will be as well (which I’m not going to lie, makes my heart swell). He actually requests to go to meets and he was sad when it was over….
My students and children inspire me everyday… They constantly ask me what my next race is going to be, and how many miles I ran last night or over the weekend. My favorite thing about coming to work on Monday is getting to tell my students all about my weekend running adventures (and they are genuinely interested!). I love to run and I love to race and my kids (all of them) make it THAT much better for caring and being my cheerleaders! Those of us who work in the education field hope to inspire our students every day. Some days it’s a challenge and others it just kind of happens naturally kind of like our runs…..and sweet Brady, the minute I put on my running sneakers he asks what race we are going to. He says “mommy, I like when you race.” I hope I can continue to inspire ALL of my children…
What inspires you?
Who are your cheerleaders?