The last few days I've gotten plenty of emails , letters in the mail, and notes home from the kids schools and coaches with the updates on their Spring sporting events and other activities. Letting me know about practice schedules and game days.
Madeline, my almost 15 year old, currently has track practice 5 days a week, and her first "meet" is this Thursday. She is also an avid equestrian, and takes riding lessons, and just registered for two horse shows coming up in June. Additionally, she competes in a "tetrathalon" with her horse, which is a two day event, consisting of four separate phases: she swims, she runs, she shoots an air pistol (target shooting), and she then rides her horse over a combination of 12 or so jumps. Swimming and shooting practices will be starting up soon, too! She also participates in Polocrosse, which is "LaCrosse on horseback". Yeah, its crazy!
Patrick, my almost 14 year old, currently has baseball practice every Friday, and has his first game this weekend. Once school gets out, practices get bumped up to 2 or 3 times per week. He also takes guitar, and starting in June, will begin football practice five days a week for the freshmen high school team. He got so busy, he had to give up tennis.
Eloise, my 5 year old, has ballet/tap dance every Monday, Bible school every Wednesday, and Girl Scouts on Thursdays. And she is starting soccer, with her first practice this weekend, and games starting in two weeks!
So as I look at my calendar, and update the days of each child's practices, games, lessons, etc. it reminded me of why I wanted to be an "active.com" participant. I had written to Michelle that I was the chauffeur for my children, toting them around to all their various activities, and also had the role of the " cheerleader" on the side lines, yelling "You can do it!" "Good job!" and "Way to go"!
My goal was to get active myself! Not just sit on the side cheering, but "get in the game".
I feel now that the mission has been accomplished. I looked at the calendar and saw the entry for April 18th. It said "KIM" : Run for Water in Chicago.
It brought a smile to my face at the realization that "I'M" on the calander. Thats right, ME! I HAVE AN EVENT TOO! And it will be great when my family will be at the finish line, this time, cheering for ME!
Thank you active .com for helping me reach my goal! I am getting off the sideline, and getting in the game!
GO TEAM WALK IT OFF!