Tracking (through) the weather

   The weather during high school track season, like during football , often is challengng.  Conditions can range from 45 degrees and blustery with a snow/rain mix falling, to 90 degrees and  gale-force winds, to 70 degrees and calm. That means that, depending on the conditions, I may be wearing a winter coat and gloves, shorts and a t-shirt or short-sleeved shirt and blue jeans ,when I watch my son compete.

  This season the weather has been so cold  that several meets were cancelled so I haven’t had to worry about how to dress to stay warm. While I was disappointed that I couldn’t watch my eighth-grade son run, I was glad that he didn’t have to freeze on the track and I didn’t have to huddle under a blanket on the sidelines or in the bleachers.

   Yesterday, Brendan’s outdoor track season debuted on a near-perfect day; temperatures in the mid-60s, warm sunshine and fairly calm conditions. Watching Brendan’s events was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon . After competing and watching meets in conditions that were much less favorable, I appreciated the lovely April day.

   The weather tomorrow may be another story, but I’m not going to worry about that now. I’ll track thoough the season one day at a time.

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