At 3:00 we left to pick up our grandson, and together we went to our granddaughter's middle school track meet at a near by stadium. We found her practicing hurdles.
We settled into the grandstand and visited with Isaac, at least as much as a 15 year old visits. We were soon joined by daughter Jill, fresh from her work as an elementary school PE teacher.
We visited and caught up with each other's news as we waited for Irene's events. First up for her, the 100 meter low hurdles. Now, I can't even imagine running and jumping over hurdles, but Irene certainly got the hang of it. That's her, blonde pony tail flying.
She cleared with plenty of room to spare, and she won!
From a distance we watched her make three solid long jumps.
The last event was the 4x400 meter relay. Since this was a small meet, just one other school and that school with a small team, there was only one heat for both boys and girls, and only from Irene's school.
Irene ran the final leg and the boy had a good lead on her when she got the baton. As they passed the grandstand on the final stretch she was catching him. It helps to have long legs!
She beat him by a nose at the finish line. She had never run a competition 400 before. She liked it!
By this time Tom's sister Jan had joined us. They are twins, and today was their birthday. We all went out to dinner after the meet. We ate yummy food at Bahama Breeze. Three of us had shrimp and grits. Irene had lobster mac and cheese.
Happy Birthday, and best wishes for another good year and lots more good days like this one.