Thursday, May 21, 2009

Spencer Reaches 100!

Yesterday at school, Spencer reached his goal of running 100 laps at Junior Joggers. To achieve this goal it has meant that every Wednesday that there was Junior Jogger's, Spencer would give up his play time during recess and go run laps. I should mention that this started back in October and that Spencer would plan his outfit accordingly, so he would be able to run really fast.... He would also plead with me every Wednesday morning to have his lunch put in a brown paper bag or have hot lunch, so that he wouldn't have to take his lunch box back to his classroom and thus be the first on the field and have more time to run laps. He has worked so hard and ran somewhere around 50 miles. His legs and feet have hurt and he has enjoyed every minute of it. We're so proud of him for sticking to it and reaching his goal. I thought of taking a roll of toilet paper and having a finish line for Spencer to run through, but Rob thought that was a little over kill. When Spencer got home I asked him if he would have liked my idea, but with a puzzled look on his face he had no idea what the toilet paper was for. Apparently he's never watched very many races and didn't understand the concept of running and breaking the finish line. He probably would have just ducked underneath it. Oh well, I thought it would have been fun, .....maybe next year.



6 comments:

Gary said...

Congratulations Spencer!!!

Gpa & I are very proud of you for achieving your goal of 100 laps & you even lived to smile about it.

Thanks for sharing the pictures & the video of this important event. We love you & miss you.

Gpa & Gma

TC Jolley said...

Jen, that is so awesome! Spencer is my hero! I am so proud of him and I have no right to be! Tell him he ROCKS! What a stud you have!

Jacy said...

That is awesome!!! I love that you guys have already instilled in him a love for exercise and persistence and preparation... all things that kids seem to be lacking anymore!!!

RP said...

That's awesome! Kelsie loved the junior jogger's program when we were there--but Spencer has her beat by far! Good job!

Larry, Shanda, Aana, and Addison said...

Seriously...Spencer is Fast, too! Aana couldn't figure out why he was so much faster than her the other day. It was awesome! That was a HUGE accomplishment for him! WAY to Go Spencer!

Piano Mom said...

WOOHOO! Way to go Spencer! So proud of you for setting a goal and working towards it.