Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Running To Daylight

WARNING: Brag-o-meter set on high ...

Sydney, our youngest at age 4 and destined to forever be the baby in our family, started soccer this year. Playing in a 4/5 girls league, our 4-yr olds were routinely clobbered by veteran 5-yr olds playing in their second season. I'm talking 10-1, 12-0, not-counting-anymore-to-zero thrashings.

This weekend, Sydney decided to have her coming out party. In a double-header, she scored 3 goals in one and 5 goals in a row in the other, and we won both games! In most cases, she simply figured out how to get a jump on everyone else, and out-ran the pack on her way to the goal. That's her being chased by the entire team of 6 blue jerseys, with nothing but green in front of her.


This is the first opportunity she's had to show a focused, organized and sustained run of any reasonable distance. As a Dad and a runner, I couldn't be more proud of my baby! Is it too early to make plans for Boston 2018?

8 comments:

Black Knight said...
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Black Knight said...

No no, the plan for Boston 2018 are very appropriate. Very nice post!

susie said...

Never too young to start planning. You deserve to brag:)

Susan said...

YAY Sydney - that's awesome.

Rae said...

How cute! They are all so adorable! Tell her we said "great job"!

Josh said...

May Sydney be leading the pack in Boston 2018 too! Well worth the brag!

Yvonne said...

Hell no - too early? Then I am certainl guilty ;)

Christine said...

What a cutie! You should be proud!