Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Running in Cougartown

Parker and I hopped in the car early Saturday morning to head to Provo so he could compete in the BYU High School Invitational Indoor Track Meet. This was his first race in a few months. He suffered a stress fracture in his foot at the end of cross country season in the fall. He didn't run at all in December, but has been training the past few weeks.
He competed in the mile on Saturday and finished with a time of 5:10. He went into the race hoping he would get closer to 5:00, but was still pretty pleased with his time.
Here are a few shots. Lighting at an indoor track is not the best for photography. But I captured the moment, right? :)
Warming up with his teammate.

Lacing up his racing flats. Cool shoes, huh?
Attaching his official racing number.

During the race.

Taking a look at his split times after the race. His initial reaction shows he wasn't really too pleased with what he saw. But later, he decided he got a pretty good time considering he hadn't raced in a while. I think he did great. I always tell him he can run almost twice as fast as me. I don't really think that's any consolation to him, however. ;)

20 comments:

Captured Moments Photography said...

These are such great pictures! You definately caught the moment!

jaw515 said...

I love the pictures Margaret, and why are our kiddos always so hard on themselves.

Cari said...

These are great shots! Really captured the moment...especially the last one!
Cari

--sme said...

Great shots!

Sharon said...

Way to go! Make that 5 hours and 10 minutes and I just might make it. ;)

Shanna Jones said...

I like the shoe shot. I don't know what it is about shoes with me...LOL

Becca said...

Really great shots, Meg! You captured everything from beginning to end.

Gypsy Girl said...

You got some great captures here. All that action.

janett said...

Love that last one, it shows real emotion.

Lauren said...

I'm glad once he had a chance to think about things that he's ok with how he did. Considering he hadn't raced in a while due to injury, he did great! Love those shoes, too cool, and you did a great job capturing it all.

Lou said...

Yes, I you did a great job of capturing the moments. I love the ones of the shoe, the close-up of the shirt, and the last one especially.

Linnao said...

Great shots! Me too I think he did great!

Linnao said...

Great shots! Me too I think he did great!

Lance and Sue Zan said...

Margaret - if it's any consolation to you, I'm certain that you can run twice as fast as I can - Lance

Reds said...

Great action shots! Love the running shoe shot too!

Becky said...

Go Parker! LOL at your consolation.

Susan said...

I like the last one too, glad to hear he eased up on himself a bit. Very nice work

Mom2Drew said...

This is a goal of mine. i so want to run a marathon this year in october. maybe this will motivate me to get my bum in gear.

Angela2932 said...

Track is such a great sport! Nice action shots, and I like the shoe photo:)

shirley said...

Great pictures, and I know I couldn't run that mile in 5:10!