This Run’s for You-and You-and You (Team for Kids)

2017|2018 Jaguar Girls Running Team
400 warm up, they love it.
Drills are a big part of our skill development. Cariocas for 40/up and back.
Coach Emily picking up her race number for Team for Kids, Staten Island Half race on October 8, 2017.
There’s my girl.
Crossing the finish line.

It poured for 13.1 miles on Staten Island October 8, 2017.  I lost some toenails but gained a new resilience I had not thought I was capable of at the time.


I spent the weekend alone, touring Manhattan by seeing SOHO and Bleecker Street. Saw the court houses and walked through Korea Town and then across the Brooklyn Bridge. Took the ferry to Staten Island the next morning and did the race, came back to Tampa the same evening.


At practice the next day, the girls got to see my finisher medal and I showed them some of my “wounds”.  They were mostly curious about people quitting.


“Did anyone quit. did you see anyone go down?”


My answer was of course a teaching opportunity but I think again, this has taught me so many things about myself and how I can be a better mentor, parent and educator.


Stay tuned as we begin prepping for the next big thing: Turkey Trot 2017.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *