The Charger Challenge is a track meet for elementary students hosted by Chattanooga Christian School each spring. Our kids watched the meet 2 years ago and were looking forward to participating in the races this spring. For over a year they have been training - running 3 times a week on our street in the mornings. As the event approached, they went to CCS's track to do a time trial and get experience being on the track.
I don't know many children who are motivated enough to actually train at a sport, so we (and they) thought they would perform pretty well at this meet.
They didn't perform well...or so it seemed at first. Continue reading