What Are You Thinking About?

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This picture was taken at a LA Jets Meet 2008  Birmingham High School 6 Years ago. It seems as if it was just a year or two. A lot has changed but many things are, for now the same. I still have the same passion and drive for the sport I love so much. What has changed is that, I now have new “hobbies” that compete with track as something I could do day in and day out as time allows.

My original focus of TrackMom.com was Age Group Track oriented,now it will be a much broader scope of age group through Pro’s and also much broader topics and post that will reflect my above  mentioned  interests and passions.

My focus as a TrackMom has not changed, but I do focus on much more now on how track affects her academic and  future life endeavors . Fortunately she has always been a very good student and I didn’t have to monitor so much. Now she is  still a good student .But trying to get extra academic activities in with training and regular school work is tough. Need I mention a social calendar, I would have loved  but didn’t have much of  as a teen.

She is a Student Athletic Trainer at Oaks Christian and she takes her job seriously. I am laughing while writing this because while it is a good introduction to the field it really is just a truck load of fun for the kids to be out there on the field while the game is being played. Heck parents  pay to be on the side lines(which I am not one) and enjoy that view as well. Lots of things are important and I am blessed She and WE all enjoying our new journey.

She can't play foot ball but she sure wishes she could Powder Puff her she comes

She can’t play football but she sure wishes she could
Powder Puff here she comes

A male colleague  of mine earlier this week said that “You think very linear”… He went on to say, many men do but he felt women rarely do. I said “is that good or bad?”  It is true, I can be very much like a horse with blinders and the finish line is the only goal,very methodical not a lot of fluffy decorations in my way of seeing the world.

So yes,  I may be more  “linear”  but I still want to  expand my interests pool of topics and I hope you will drop me an email and let me know just what you want to see and hear about on TrackMom.com  What Are You Thinking About?

 

Until Next Time

 

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Point Magu Beach, we attended a very moving and special baptism here for our friend Lucy from Germany

 

I thought about naming this post “What I did on my summer vacation” Or “What I did while I was figuring out what I wanted to do with TrackMom.com”  Pictures speak a thousand words,  but before I share….I am excited to be back and I hope if you happen to come by for the first time , you will come back as I recreate “my little engine that could” know as TrackMom.com  I have lots to put up in the weeks ahead. Come and join or rejoin My journey as Lauren’s Mom and a passionate TrackMom  and parent like many  of you.

Here are a few pictures for a visual account of how regular people celebrate the summer  time  fun in the sun and surf and a bit more

 

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Sorted through old pictures to make a very nice photo album for Lauren . My dad and Mom and Lauren 4 months old ..              WHERE DID  15 YEARS GO???

 

 

Went the best wedding  every and guess what the guest were surprised !

Went to the best wedding every and guess what the Guest Were Surprised !

Got to hang out  with my #2 sister Lisa which is a ver rare occurrence  especially in the summer

Got to hang out with my #2 sister Lisa which is a very rare occurrence especially in the summer

Spent time  with one of my AMAZING FRIENDS Tonya,as she help  whip the Williams into shape with a needed closet makeover for every one in the house this is Lauren's closet

Spent time with one of my AMAZING FRIENDS Tonya,as she help whip the Williams into shape with a needed closet makeover for every one in the house this is Lauren’s closet

 

This is my friend Tonya she is the Genius behind  my closet renovation above. All the way from Florida. Sure glad she is my friend  cause I couldn't afford her MAGIC TOUCH

This is my best friend Tonya, she is the Genius behind the closet renovation above. All the way from Florida. Sure glad she is my friend cause I couldn’t afford her        MAGIC TOUCH

 

 

 

 

What was obviously missing was hot track meets, rushing to and from airports to get to the next city  and start all over again, stealing a corner of a canopy for shade. Conversations about “What high school  Lauren would be going to in the fall for 10th grade year, watching amazing athletes from around the country as we had done for 6 previous years. With no more than a quick conversation in our family  we deeded  this was a great time to take a break from our treadmill summers since she was 7 1/2 years old. This was the first time she celebrated her birthday as she chose. There was no running the  100m or 200m prelims or a final of some sort. While we all missed the sport we love so much we all needed a break especially Lauren and  this summer she was a regular teenager this  going to beach, and the mall with friends. Going on our annual girls vacation to Palms Springs and getting ready for the new school and a new chapter for TrackMom and TrackGirl too.

I believe God willing this will be  the last  time for a while that track will not be in our equation as the main summer activity.  Runners Take Your Mark…

Until Next Time