Friday, October 24, 2008

fT. dOdGe.....hErE wE cOmE!!!!!!!!

Last nite was our regional cross country......well not ours.....the girls!!!!! For regionals you have to finish in the top 10 or as a team you have to be in the top 3 to go to state!!!!! And because we had both Taylor and Delaney running I was hoping there was a way.....either way that they both got to go.....I just did not want to see the disappointment on their face if one made it and the other one did not!!! It had rained all day and it was very chilly....and all the way up my stomach was in knots worrying about them doing good or not because of the crappy weather!!!!
When we got there they both were in good moods and smiley.......good sign I thought to myself!!!They both had an awesome start......and away they went. Cross country is one of those sports that if you are not in really good shape yourself.......it is quite a work out!!!! They are usually at golf courses.......for the most part quite hiLLy.......and tonite was no exception......plus mud......ALOT of mud!!!!!! So where I was standing I did not see alot of the race. But at the end Taylor came in 3rd with a time of 16:23 and Laney came in 17th with a time of 17:27.........oh poop I thought that does not put Laney in the top 10........so it was like a nitemare in my head.....how horrible she was going to feel.....but how happy Taylor was going to feel......so as parents......what do we do??????? YIKES!!!!!! I can not talk to them right away if they are upset and look like they might cry.......because you guessed it.......I will cry too!!!!!! So back to the meet.......we still have a chance if the team finishes in the top 3.....................HOLY COW.......they got 4th place.........so Taylor will be the only one running at state from her team.....I am soooooo happy for her but I know she would have much rather everybody one her team to get the chance to run. So I just want to say to them both AWESOME!!!!!! job......we are SOOOO PROUD of both of you!!!!!! And GOOD LUCK at STATE TAYLOR!!!
WE LOVE YOU BOTH!!!!!

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Congrats to Taylor!!! Wow that is awesome!

Melissa the Careful Wisher said...

Congrats! My stepson runs tomorrow in the regionals! It will be a mudfest! Melissa

Princess S said...

Way to go Taylor!!!! You did good Delaney....you will get there next year!!!!