Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ever Wonder.....

what having this much confidence feels like?

She's 8. She strutted up to the front like there was no other place she should have been. On this course, in the worst conditions you could imagine, crossing 6 streams and having 1 fall, she PR'd by over 1 minute. She would later relax, have a hot dog, and then strut over to the awards table and collect her age division medal.
She oozes confidence and self assurance and I'm pretty sure she's not really my kid!

How about this....
Ever wonder what it would feel like to hear your name announced over a loud speaker while people cheer for you....all the while you are giving it your all as you cross the finish line, oozing mud from your nose and you could care less?
She's 6. I have to keep reminding myself of that.
A recurring theme after Brazen Races for me is that I am so proud of my girls! I am so happy that they have the confidence at 6 and 8 that I lacked for a great deal of my life. They have already willingly experienced things at 6 and 8 yrs old that I am just getting the nerve up to do at 33 yrs old.
They continue to amaze me and I look forward to all the adventures we have yet to have together!
I should mention that Sophie did a little strutting over to the awards table herself for her age division medal and also PR'd by over 10 minutes!!


  1. I, too, am so proud of these two girls. They are very strong and determined. They learned that from watching their parents. Children learn from example and you and Brian have done a wonderful job!

  2. This is a very cool post - I love it! (And I'm pretty sure the parents get a LOT of the credit for the kids being amazing.)