Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fast, Faster, Fastest...

Julien and Logan participated in BYU's 2009 Triple Crown today. It is a race for elementary school aged kids that was 1 mile in length. Each of the kids raced against each other according to their gender and grade. It was was so fun to watch. The boys did so well. I was so proud of them.

Logan in action

Logan's 1 mile time was 9:57

Julien going and going...

I was hesitant at first to put Julien in the race because he does not have the same lung capacity as Logan, but after many talks and interrogations, he convinced me that he was up for it. So I signed him up.

The very day of the race, he had karate. In fact we had to leave 5 minutes early to make it to the race. Julien's karate class was especially hard that day. They had to run laps, and do squats for most of the class. I was so worried, I thought his legs would give up before the race even started.
As we waited, I told him: "Julien, it is going to be hard, very very hard. You are going to want to give up, but you should not, you should keep going even it is gets really hard."

So he raced. After 8 minutes or so I saw him comming back around. Poor kid, he was slowing down, but not stopping. As soon as he saw me, he started picking up speed. He finished the race in 10 minutes 42 seconds.

Afterward, he told me: "maman, I wanted to give up so many times, but I remembered- Don't give up, Never give up." I was so proud of him.

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