Monday, August 8, 2011

Minnesota Trip: Day 3

Day 3 of our trip was all about the regional track meet! We didn't have to be there too early so we were able to get up and have a leisurely breakfast. Where Gavin was very disciplined and limited himself to just 1 bite of sausage! We packed up and headed to the track at Hamline University - where Chad went to school.

We checked in at the track and I was happy to hear that the field events were running on time - Gav was scheduled to long jump at 12:15 and run the 400m at 1:30.

Hanging out in the Johnston tent:

Then unfortunately, the field events started getting behind, and Gav had to literally jump right before he had to check in for his running event. but we still got some good pics of his jumps.

Then he was shuttled off for his big run, and mama was super nervous because it was kind of a rush and I didn't know how he would handle it. He did FANTASTIC! He beat his personal record by almost 5 seconds and came in 11th over all. I started out with intentions of getting more running shots, but as he came closer I was jumping up and down cheering him on, not snapping shots.

Then the rest of the day turned into a bit of a cluster as we tried to figure out what was going on with the long jump. Turned out they had completely shut it down for the 400m and all the kids hadn't jumped yet. We had to wait around and see if Gavin made it into the final round for long jump. Around this time, Sam had reached the end of his rope, so he started melting down. We had to hang out about an hour longer to find out that Gavin did not make the final round, so it was time to leave.

Sam of course fell asleep during the stroller ride back to the car, and we managed to change his diaper and get him into his car seat without waking him up. We stopped at Subway on the way out of town and made the drive home.

Overall, it was a great trip, the only bad part being that I had to be up at 4 am the next morning to catch a flight to Chicago!

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