Saturday, May 31, 2008

Relaxing Day...Maybe???

Started today off by running up to Becker's Donuts to get some breakfast...

Not a 'bad' way to start the day. MMMMMMMMMgood. Dawn finished up a beautiful wedding cake this morning...while I did all the 'research' for times for the state track meet. The girls, Amanda & Danielle, cleaned the house. Derek got up @ 10:30....I guess he deserved to sleep in a little after his performance he was out with friends till midnight.

Not sure what the rest of the day will bring, but we ARE going to relax today and just enjoy being a we always do.

Special prayer goes out to Dad and Barb as they fly to Bali for their vacation. Can't wait to hear all about their trip we they get back.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Regional Finals Results

Derek will be running at the State Meet next week in Columbus!!!! His 4x200 meter relay team, Alex, Mike, Seth and Derek, took first place and broke the St Edward High School and Regional Meet records!!! Derek also took fourth place in the 300 meter hurdles, breaking his school record AGAIN.....this time running a 38.97!!! He dove across the finish line to edge out a senior from Strongsville by .03 of a second.

St. Edward Track Team is also taking the 4x100, 4x400, 4x800 relays to state. The only other individual running at state for us is Seth in the 200 meter dash. We finish 4th as team today, just behind Toledo St. John, Toledo Whitmer and Medina.

It's Friday

What more can I say? It's Friday, the end of the week. I'll try and get through the work day just to get out of here, go get the girls and get out to Amherst for the Regional Finals. I am so proud of Derek, even more so then normal. He realized, on his own, how to run the 300meter hurdles in a whole new way Wednesday. I am proud that he broke the school record and got into the finals, but more proud that he is growing as a young man. He showed me that he can make his own decisions/changes and see a positive outcome. He has been coached/taught how to run the hurdles for years now. But this time he took responsiblity, for himself, made the change and saw a wonderful outcome. I know that he will do his best tonight and get that 3rd place finish, which is his goal, and run in Columbus next week at the State Meet.

Jesse Owens Track @ The Ohio State University

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Good Day

Derek broke his own school record in the 300meter hurdles yesterday at Regionals. He ran a 39.29, which broke his old record by over 1/2 a second!! His old record was 39.80. He will be running in lane 3 in the finals. He also ran on the 4x200m relay that qualified first for the finals on Friday.

Amanda had her track banquet last night. She recieved her second varsity letter of her freshmen year. (she lettered in swimming this past winter) She has made Dawn and I very proud this year, not that she hasn't done that in the past already, but she really has worked hard and it has begun to pay off for her....more then she knows.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I finally grew tired of reading everyone eles's blogs and decided to jump right in and get one going myself.

Today Derek, my son, will be running in the Regional Track meet @ Amherst Steele High School. He really is a good hurdler, but more importantly a wonderful son. He is eveything a dad to ask for in a son. He is smart, handsome, athletic, a good friend, sensitive and a really great brother to his two younger sisters.

I've been getting really nervous all day. Just because he is running today. I only want the best for him and for him to run his best. I feel it is better for me to be nervous then him.