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Dead Last for a Reason

June 5, 2012

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Did you see this story about Meghan Vogel?  She’s the high school track star that won the 1600 at the state meet then came in dead last in the 3200.  It was the second race that was more inspiring and formative.  I’m going to show this video in class this week to stress the fact […]

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Spinning Tricycles

May 22, 2012

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I didn’t know these things existed until one of my students brought it to his crazy fan group in order to cheer his classmates on in the Del Oro 5K.  If anyone is looking for Christmas present ideas (for my kids, of course)…

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5k Reflection

May 22, 2012

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5k Reflection

The Del Oro Cardio/Health 5K came and went and I think it was a huge success.  Students legitimately seemed to be enjoying running.  The crazy fan groups did an amazing job supporting the runners.  Several students posted some very fast times.  The whole 2 day (8 heat) event was marked by an atmosphere of fun […]

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Day 1 of the 5k

May 18, 2012

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Day One of the Del Oro Cardio/Health 5K was a huge success.  The runners and the encouragers seemed to have a lot of fun.  Almost everyone beat their goal times.  There were two injuries (a definite downside) but I think that everyone will survive to run again.  Here were a few of my favorite moments […]

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Ready, Set, Go

May 16, 2012

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Ready, Set, Go

Tomorrow is race day and I’m very excited.  The cheering groups had some time in class today to finalize their station plans for tomorrow.  I think we are going to have some very exuberant fans.  Here are some of the ideas I overheard groups discussing today: Funny Posters Human Tunnels Silly String Painted Faces Rhyming […]

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