Sadie Savannah cross country

Sadie (10) and Savannah (8) ready to run

These girls are fast.

They are part of the fastest elementary cross country team in the state of Tennessee.

Sadie (10) and Savannah (8) both set personal records (6.45 and 7.06/mile respectively) Saturday helping their team to win the Elementary division of the Tennessee State Cross Country Championships. (Sadie placed 22nd and Savannah 44th, individually.)

Our kids (middle school and elementary) were able to run cross country as part of a homeschool team this year (we’ve actually done it for several years now).

Bella (3) spectating at a XC meet

Cross country is a fun, practical sport for our family and we’ve been blessed to be able to participate in a great program.

Honorable mention goes to Alyssa (13) who qualified individually to the middle school Championships and then came close to her personal record (15.06/2 miles) at the Championship meet.

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4 Responses to Fast
  1. Dawn
    October 23, 2013 | 2:33 pm

    Congratulations! My husband coaches Cross Country and Track & Field at the University of Memphis and we are a homeschooling family so this article is all kinds of wonderful to me 🙂


  2. Sheila Mom to Seven
    October 23, 2013 | 3:09 pm

    That’s terrific that your homeschool group has a XC team!
    Our oldest son (15) has been running XC for a couple of years now, with our local high school. Out of over 100 runners, I’d say there’s probably 20 or so of us homeschoolers. It’s been a great sport to be involved with.


  3. Shannon
    October 23, 2013 | 9:48 pm

    Love the update, those two look so happy!


  4. Danielle (from Indiana)
    October 24, 2013 | 1:41 pm

    I wanted to comment on your last post… Be sure that you go into the adoption process with your eyes as wide open as your hearts. Adopting children is a ministry, not just adding to the family. If God is calling you, His grace will be sufficient, but it’s not the same, at all, as adding to your family with babies. It’s a lifelong ministry for the whole family. We adopted two from foster care a couple years ago. They were two and three and the older one gives us a “run for our money” several times most days. Knowing it was God’s will, will get you through all the rough spots, so just make sure. We currently have a family of nine: 13, 10, 8, 5, 4, 3, and 2. It’s a noble thing to take children in, but I believe you will, in some respects, say goodbye to life as you know it. I will pray for you when I think of you. Please keep us posted.


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