It isn’t hard to figure out what season we are in. It isn’t summer or fall…it’s XC season (at least at the Hetzel house it is)! As the coach of the Grace Academy cross country team, I am running with the athletes about four days a week…and my kids are running too (#8 and #7 – C.C. and John-run with our group and even # 9 hops out of the baby jogger often). #4 (Peter), #5 (Annie), and #6 (Grace) also run for my team as high school and middle school runners. That’s a lot of shoes lying around…especially when you consider the additional spikes, too.
Many people think of football when they think of fall and the start of the school year…not me. Cross country practices, meets, and invitationals fill our fall days. Tempo runs, stride outs, Indian runs, Kenyan outbacks, track workouts, ladders…this is our language. Unfortunately for me, it means a lot more laundry too. What are your fall days filled with?