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May 21, 2011

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I love this Christina! When I was in high school, I did student government, choir, and did well in academics, but i was always too.scared.to.try.sports. I remember experiences early in elementary school that shaped the belief that I would never be good at sports. I'm sure I missed what could have been some valuable experiences. So impressed that her parents are helping her to take on this challenge. There's no telling what life lessons she may learn . . .

This is great! One of the things I love most about kids is their willingness to do things simply for the joy of doing it. How many more dreams would I attempt if I didn't care about how good I was, but only whether or not I enjoyed it? What a great way to conquer fear!

I love this post. It reminds me that there are so many things in life we can benefit from if our focus is not only on the prize, but on the process too.

this spoke to me on so many levels.
My gym teacher in 7th grade invited me to be on track and I wanted too...but I just "knew" I wasn't a runner (i.e. didn't believe it).

As a 39 yr old who is finally running, like I've always wanted to do, I can't help but wonder what might have happened in my life if someone had encouraged me back then.

SUPER PROUD of Christina AND her parents.
Run, girl, run!

I heart the Menzies and I loved reading this story.

Way to go, Christina! When I attend my kids' track meets, I cheer just as loudly for the kid that comes in last, as for those that finish first. I have never been a runner. Maybe I should start! I'm inspired!

Wendy @Kidlutions

This story is a great reminder to me that I don't have to be the best at something to enjoy it. And perhaps I have talents lurking out there, undiscovered, because I'm too afraid of failure. I love when children/teenagers teach me.

Thank you all for your supportive comments. Christina just competed in her last track meet yesterday. She did it!
Leave it to my children to remind me to glean from the process of reaching for dreams....the ups and downs all add up to a rich experience.
The support during the process of going forward with our dreams makes the risk a little less scary. I've been to a few studio nights with my artist friend, Leslie Graff, and though I haven't felt like I'm an artist, in that supportive setting, I've painted & actually liked some things well enough to hang in my home! Who knew? ...and it's been FUN too! :) My art isn't Leslie's or Monet's, but it's mine, and it's sometimes lovely, and I'm surprised at how truly happy I am with it.
Thanks again! ---& thank you, Whitney! I love your questions at the end of the posts. They always get me thinking.

I love Christina, and she loves track. I love that it's given my daughter a way to support her friend. We haven't gone to a lot of meets (well, I haven't been to any--I'm only cool enough to drop her off...), but Kaira loves to be there for her.

Such a great thing for her to do!

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