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Friday, April 27, 2018

Is it summer yet??

Yesterday was Peter's last regular season track meet.  And I'm not going to lie.  I'm glad.  Track meets are long and pretty boring and the weather this season has been horrible.

Yesterday was the worst run track meet of the entire season.  There were only 3 small teams competing.  It should have taken no more than 2 hours to run this meet.  It really should have been over in an hour and a half.  The meet had a scheduled start time of 4:15.  Dan was able to go because he got home from Montreal at  3:00.  I still had to pick up Sarah from school, run a quick errand and then we headed to the meet.

The school that was hosting the meet was 45 minutes from our house.  We arrived there a little before 5:00 thinking that Peter would probably be about to start the 400M.  But no.  They were still doing the field events.  And these schools were so small that the only field event was the running long jump. 


Y'all.  I was a little annoyed. 

And even odder was the fact that our coach and one of our dad's was running that event. 

They finally(over one hour after the start time) got started with the first race.  There were some events that took 10 to 15 minutes to even get ready to run it.  And when there were multiple heats of the same event, it was still a good 5 to 10 minutes between the heats.  WHAT THE HECK!!????

And it was cloudy when a chance of rain yesterday and of course, because it was taking forever to get this meet going, it started to rain.  All  the runners in the 200 (and that's a good portion of all the runners) were huddled under some trees waiting for the event to start.  All of the heats of the 200 where run in the rain and not just a drizzle - it was pouring! 

The cancelled the last two events because of the rain and we finally left there around 7:45.  I'm not sure what was going on.  Perhaps their coach wasn't there and people who don't know how to run a track meet were running it?  It was very frustrating.

The conference championships are next week and Peter was telling me that he didn't think he would be going since they only take the fastest three runners from each school for each event.  And he definitely didn't make the cut for the 400 and was close for the 200 but there are a lot of guys that can run that one really fast.

I've spent all season wondering why the coach didn't put Peter in the 100 since he's so slow at the 400.  Last night Peter was telling us  that the coach might want him to run the 100 in the conference championships.  (Peter ran his 200 really well last night in the rain. His fastest time all season.) 

When I heard this I was a little bummed out.  The conference championships are on the same day as Sarah's confirmation practice.  Dan's sister will be coming in because she's Sarah's sponsor.  Dan's uncle is flying in to con-celebrate and I think I'm picking him up from the airport that afternoon.

I think the conference meet starts at noon and the 100 is one of the earlier races so Peter said that he would want to leave when he was done.  That's probably not going to happen since there are a lot of moving parts next Thursday.

The logistics of next week are already crazy so I was hoping that we could remove a track meet  from the equation. Because in addition to track meet, confirmation practice,  and confirmation, while we have our guests here over the weekend Sarah will be participating in an area wide catholic middle school kick ball tournament.  And Sarah has a big group project that is due the following Monday that has somehow fallen through the cracks.  We are currently trying to figure out when to have the group over next week to finish it. 

All of this is making me ask: Is it summer yet? 


Maria (also Bia) said...

There have been many times I have shed tears of relief on the last day of school. I mean, is there any month crazier than May?

Madeline said...

Oh the logistics of your next week makes me a little anxious just reading about it. I will keep your family in prayer.

That track meet would have absolutely driven me nuts! You are a much more patient human than I!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Yikes. What a day. Hopefully, next week will work out for the whole family.

Mari said...

Oh my! I would be relieved to be done too. Hope it all turns out ok!
Hey - we went out for supper tonight and at the table next to us was a bunch of high school age kids and there was one boy there that reminded me so much of Peter. He looked like a little older version, it was crazy. I should have snuck a picture for you!

Ernie said...

Oh I feel your pain on the track meet and the logistics. Never fails on the night Coach works late, I need to be in several different places at once. Last week I had to be in 4 places at 6. I found out my niece was not busy and I paid her $15 to drop Mini at Irish dancing practice. (Curly is in a boot at the moment). Best $15 I ever spent. Your track meet reminds me how Irish dancing competitions that should move along at an expected pace can just stall. Sometimes awards take hours of standing around when your kid is done dancing. It is mind blowing.