Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Erica Report

I told Erica I would make sure to give a report. After 3+ months, she and I both drug up enough courage to let her drive on the freeway. She did great! It was dark, which made it hard to see but reduced the amount of traffic. It was a good trade off. I didn't even get nervous. I think she did, but she handled it really well.

We were headed over to the store to get her a pair of running shoes. She called from school last week to ask if she could be on the track team. That was the last request I expected to hear, but what do you say when your child wants to get a little more exercise?! So, she's had one day of practice (her legs are still wondering what the heck happened!) and we've done the physical thing, bought shorts and now running shoes. Right now her plan is to run in the 100 and 400 meters and compete in the high jump. We'll see how it goes. The first track meet is tomorrow, but she's bowing out. Having only had one running day since soccer in 4th grade does not prepared one make. (That sounds like Yoda. Must be time for bed!) I'm excited for her and this new adventure. Thanks to whatever genetic mutation that skipped me but has shown up in most of my siblings. It has somehow rubbed off on her.

There, I've done my part. I'm sure she'll have lots to say on the subject as time goes on. Stay tuned!


Joy For Your Journey said...

Go Erica!! I have a daughter who can get her permit March 28 (but who is counting?!) The thought terrifies me. We have been through this before so I know there are things to fear. :-) And good luck to your daughter on the track team. The same daughter who is counting down the days until her permit is also in track but does all jumping events. Their first meet is today, although she told me not to come until the next one--when she hopes she will be better.

Lisa said...

I love the high jump! I did it in high school, even though I was horrible and it was a good experience. Not very many girls compete in high jump and very few are good at it (at least that's how it was 20 years ago!), so hopefully it will be lots of fun for her!

trublubyu said...

yay erica! that is awesome. i hope she does well at her next meet.

Katy said...

Good for Erica! I did the long jump in 9th grade and had a lot of fun with that. Even though I stunk.