My daughter

About time I added something about my fourteen year old. She has always loved running and since she was 5 years old she would without fail win the sports day events. People (in the nicest possible way) couldn’t wait for her to move up to senior school to give somebody else a chance to win. Embarrassment would set in because I suspected she would win the annual event yet again.

Once she started senior school the competition was much tougher for her, she needed this. She ‘s by no means the fastest now but loves to run. Being short she doesn’t make challenges easy for her competitors. She can easily run four miles, non stop off-road. Last week she asked if she could join a running club soย last weekend I looked online for clubs to join.ย I received an email from one to say she could come and try a few sessions free of charge.ย 

Thursday evening came, we finished her paper round together and with a quick trip back home to change and refresh our thirst we headed off to the track. We met George the instructor, full of enthusiasm, a dedicated volunteer instructor who asked a few questions and set her off to run for 15 minutes around 9 football pitches with 4 other teenagers 16/17 years old. George was impressed, they were able to chat as they ran (a good sign) and he told them to continue for a third round still within their warm up time limit.

Exercises continued with various ballet exercise to strengthen their core muscles, they used weights and ran a couple of 400 metres. George would like her to join his classes but she needs to decide whether she wants to focus on 400 metres or to do longer distances. As of yet she is undecided which to do, she thinks George is great and loved the evenings challenges. She is quite a determined young lady and despite being younger and much shorter than the others in her group she puts up quite a challenge.

4 thoughts on “My daughter

  1. Well done to your daughter, Catriona. She’s not only very pretty, but also a talented athlete. Good luck to her, there is a chance that we will see her in the Olympics in the future ๐Ÿ™‚

    I used to do sports professionally before I had my daughter, therefore I am a big fan of all sports and am very pleased to read about kids like yours.
    Brianna is also keen on sports and the fastest runner in her class, but she’s only 7 and still hasn’t decided what sport she wants to try in an organised way. We do a lot of running, cycling and swimming as a family, so she might just choose to be a triathlonist.

    I think most people don’t get enough exercise nowadays, and kids like your daughter are an inspiration to all.

    • Hannah and I love the name Brianna, I hope she continues her love for sport. What was your sport?

      Hannah loved rugby when she was Brianna’s age up until it became a contact sport for her age. Football has continued for her and netball came later but running and the end of year Sports Day event have always been her favourite. She took part in swimming for quite sometime until she was asked to compete in trials which meant 5.00 am starts every week, so she stopped.

      I agree about exercise I think computers have taken over prohibiting most children from spending hours outside enjoying the fresh air – maybe I’m showing me age now ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Indeed your’e not and thanks you. ๐Ÿ˜‰ She loved the athletics club but I have to say it did rather rule our lives but in a positive way. We would be down on the track at least four times a week and then there were the competitions.
      She stopped the running once her A levels exams were in sight it was too much to revise and run at the same time. Both required a lot of commitment.
      Now she’s just started University and studying Sport psychology – her love of sport stuck. ๐Ÿ™‚

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