Because we can!!!! That's right, two Saturdays ago at Regionals Spencer made it to Nationals in Kentucky!! He placed 9th and got a 15 second personal record, in the snow. When questioned about the PR in those weather conditions, Spencer just said, "I figured out quickly you can't fight the snow." Which later was explained to me as meaning you have to run slower to conserve energy. Worked for him I guess. Luckily, we spent the last couple of weeks prior to the race getting our family snow ready since this is supposed to be a pretty bad winter. Even though there was snow it was a gorgeous day, the sun was shining and hardly a cloud in sight.
Isabell LOVES to watch her Daddy run. She's always saying, "I run fast like Daddy!" She even said to him after the race, "Daddy, you good runner," and game him a pat on the back.
We're pretty excited about it, except for the length of the trip. He leaves Tuesday at 7am and doesn't return til about 9pm Sunday night. The race is on Saturday, but since it's Nationals there's banquets and such to go to. In preparation Spencer has been trying to cram as much homework time into his days as possible since he'll be missing so much school and it's so close to the end. So we will be happy after these next 3 weeks are over with and Spencer will FINALLY be homework free, at least for a little bit.
Oh, and since Spencer made the Top 15 at regionals he now has made All Conference and All Regionals. His next goal is All American at Nationals. To do this he needs to make the Top 40.