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Athletics

Quintus is not the most athletic little boy out there but he has the heart of a winner.  He believes that if he puts his heart to something, he can do it.

Last year he didn’t make it into the interhouse athletics team.  This year he got in and was chosen to run the 80 meter hurdles.

I was so proud.  That face when he got home to tell us he got in!  Oh man…priceless.  He looked forward to the race and couldn’t wait for the school athletics day.

First day it was to be held it rained out.

Second day – rained out

Third day, the time ran out.

So yesterday, finally (after even more rain) the school was forced to complete the hurdles.

IT WAS WET.  I mean the kids were sliding all over the place.  I felt so badly for the kids.  So many of them fell even before going over the first hurdle.

I was scared that Quintus would fall.  I knew how it would effect him emotionally if he had to fall and about 40 % of the kids fell.

My boy didn’t fall though.  🙂  He came 5th.  He got to have his name written down.  He was noticed.  Even if it was just when his principal said “Hey! You made it”  🙂

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To show how just how slippery it was….this should give you an idea.

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18 responses

  1. Moaning Myrtle

    Auw well done Quintus! You must be so proud 🙂

    January 27, 2010 at 11:31 am

  2. Hekkies sonder tekkies. Shoo! Gosh, that photo looks like something that should be on CNN!! SO glad that he got to compete and finished! I was *big* into atletiek in my day, so I totally *get* it.

    Spyker skoentjies vir kersfees asb mamma!

    January 27, 2010 at 12:10 pm

  3. Wenchy

    Ag shame Quinty!

    January 27, 2010 at 12:40 pm

  4. Bond Girl

    well done to Quintus!

    January 27, 2010 at 1:30 pm

  5. Well done Quintus ;P

    January 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm

  6. So glad he was so proud of himself!

    January 27, 2010 at 2:14 pm

  7. Well done to him!! Thats a fabulous result!

    January 27, 2010 at 3:43 pm

  8. Well done Quintus! SO very awesome for him!!

    January 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm

  9. Ouma Archer

    I have never been so proud of you Quintus way to go boy xxxxx

    January 27, 2010 at 7:17 pm

  10. jen

    love the photos
    particularly the first one where hes getting ready

    WTG Quintus

    January 27, 2010 at 9:41 pm

  11. Running barefoot?

    January 27, 2010 at 11:18 pm

  12. Way to go, Quintus!

    January 28, 2010 at 1:58 am

  13. Aww way to go Quintus!

    January 28, 2010 at 4:30 am

  14. What a sweet post mommy! You go boy!

    January 28, 2010 at 3:59 pm

  15. Wow! Excellent job! They had to wait a long time but it was worth it! 🙂

    January 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm

  16. Messed up my website nime the last time! 🙂

    January 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm

  17. Flip….. that last pic is hectic! So glad your boy felt good about his performance…. yip, you don’t have to win to feel like a winner!!

    January 28, 2010 at 8:08 pm

  18. Elizabeth (Bloggy Mama)

    Way to go, buddy. That looks so slippery – crazy!!

    January 29, 2010 at 7:24 am

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