yes, surprising news. and he told us yesterday that he has made up his mind and is not going to go out for XC this fall, nor continue with summer training. he'll go on Wednesday of next week and run with the group and then tell his coach afterwards that he's done. He said he just doesn't have the drive to improve any more like he used to. I asked if he still wants to run some of our club races "just for fun" and he's not even sure about that right now. So, i'm sort of bummed about that but he also may decide after taking some time off that he misses it and want to at least run for fitness, even if not competitively on the school team. who knows.
He's not sure if he'll do another sport or not. He wants to be very involved in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and run for a state office. He is also going to be Treasurer of a local nonprofit that is an arm of the HS FBLA program, called Josephine County Foundation. He's never NOT been in a school sport before, so it'll be a different school year, not traveling for meets, etc.
today we start our long stretch of 100's . . .ughhhh.