See Nick run

Nick decided to do winter track this year as a way of keeping in shape for soccer. Winter track means running indoors – and not on a treadmill! Chelsea, Anna, and I all made it out to Nick’s last meet of the season. The blur in this photo finishing in second place is Nick:

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Here he is afterward, waiting for the heat to be certified.

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He ran the mile in this heat, which meant a ton of going around in circles, since the track was only 160 meters long. He did ten laps, but it seemed like a hundred. Nick said that because the track was so short and square that he felt like he spent the entire race turning left.

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The boy was running pretty fast for his first season – his time in this last meet was 5:25, more than a full minute faster than his first race of the season. Anna and I had pretty much the same reaction to his finishing time:

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He truly seems to love running, and he’s in great shape right now.